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FirstLinux.com: SuSE Linux Professional 7.3 Review

Oct 30, 2001, 21:11 (20 Talkback[s])

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"SuSE Linux Professional 7.3 is an excellent distribution and comes with our strongest recommendation for anyone who has ever installed Linux before. As the Professional edition has so much software, a Linux newbie may feel overwhelmed by the choice on offer; for this reason we recommend that a Linux beginner try the Personal edition first.

SuSE did a great job of making the installation as easy as possible and with the slick KDE makes for an extremely usable system. The DVD is a welcome extra, the documentation is excellent and the sheer range of programs awesome. The review was a little delayed by SuSE's insistence on including Tux Racer in the distribution :). We managed 55 frames per second from the Radeon card when running this game which was fairly impressive from the DRI OpenGL driver.

For die hard windows users, the WINE system is included and we successfully run many Windows applications with this software including Quicken, Corel Photopaint and Agent.

We would want to test this distribution for a longer period before recommending using this to be used in a corporate environment; many of the fundamental components are the latest versions. But from the limited tests carried out it functioned perfectly well as an Intranet server running Apache, MySQL and DB4Web. Overall this is SuSE's best ever distribution and looks like being our favorite Linux distribution, at least for now."

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