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DukeOfURL: SuSE Linux 7.2 Professional Review

Oct 04, 2001, 12:09 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Christle)

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"SuSE is always in an interesting distribution to review. It is perhaps the largest distribution weighing in with 7 CDs and 1 DVD, and every byte on those CD's filled with software for you to try and use. There is almost too much software to look at and yet with so much choice it is hard to feel bored with SuSE.

In the world of commercial Linux distributions, SuSE is a leader and is certainly the preference of many European users. They have also maintained many ties with the open source world and have contributed greatly to projects such as KDE, XFree86 and ReiserFS. They have been and will likely always be a culture of engineers. This is part of what makes SuSE fun to work with. If anything, SuSE Linux is very much a product of solid engineering.

With a release schedule that most companies would balk at, SuSE again presents us with a distribution that is more up-to-date than most. Version 7.2 released almost four months after the release of version 7.1 brings a great many updates and a lot of bug fixes. Which leads us to the question: Is it worth upgrading from 7.1 to 7.2? The short answer is if you are satisfied with version 7.1 then no, however if you are running 7.0 and earlier this release is a must.

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