MacInTouch: Reader Report: SuSE Linux
Jul 11, 2000, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Here's are my first impressions with SuSE Linux. I
installed SuSE Linux 6.4 for PowerPC on a Power Macintosh 6500 and
an original iMac. SuSE Linux requires a PCI PowerMac; 64 MB RAM
with a 1 GB hard drive is a realistic setup."
"Documentation: The printed manual is very helpful in getting
you started, but is not enough to solve typical installation
problems. The German language version of the manual is also poorly
written. You need at least basic knowledge of Linux...."
"Summary: SuSE Linux is a very interesting UNIX alternative for
those who don't have the money or hardware to use Mac OS X Server
and can't wait for Mac OS X. It is perfect for a network server and
the server tools included would cost hundreds of dollars on the
Macintosh platform. Linux is also a great environment for
programmers, it is probably less attractive as a desktop
alternative to the Mac OS."