"It is almost cliche to call SuSE mammoth or huge, however; like
most cliches, there is a certain amount of truth in the statement.
SuSE, a German distribution, comes with more software than perhaps
any other. In fact, so much that it is obvious that the company
believes that choice is more than an option, its a value and
necessity. SuSE Professional comes on six CD's or one DVD, with
over 1500 applications, which puts it at a size comparable to some
on-line file archives.
"SuSE 7.0 is the most recent offering from SuSE GmbH and comes
in two flavors, Personal and Professional. Personal is the desktop
edition that is aimed at the home user/office user who isn't likely
to need many of the server and development tools available in its
big brother the Professional Edition. This trend makes sense when
you consider the different application and support needs of these
different market segments. In fact, the two editions come with
different support options: Personal comes with 60 days installation
support via phone, e-mail, or fax, while Professional has 90 days
of installation support in the same forms. Both editions have
access to unlimited support via the web, as well. For our purposes
we are reviewing SuSE Professional 7.0, which will provide a
broader scope of what SuSE is capable of."
"SuSE was one of the first distributions to support some of the
latest software available to Linux users. This means that at the
time of publication, it offered the latest version available for
XFree86, KDE and GNOME. Although, at the the time of this review,
newer versions of these packages are now available, but there are
still only a handful of distributions including these newer
releases. Thus, SuSE is still in a leading position when it comes
to new releases in the distribution race. In any case, you can
update these packages from SuSE's web site or wait until the
upcoming 7.1 release which we will be reviewing shortly."
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