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Flexbeta: Suse Linux 9.1 Professional Desktop Review

May 24, 2004, 11:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Petersen)

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"This review covers the latest release of Suse's Professional Linux Operating System, version 9.1. This release marks an interesting development in the battle for distribution dominance. This is the first Suse Linux release since Novell completed acquisition of the company in January 2004. So, this distribution offers a 'sneak peak' at the direction Novell is taking in regards to the Linux Operating System. The object of this review is to investigate what exactly sets this version of Suse Linux apart from other Linux distributions.

"During this review, I tested the software on 2 different computers, a standard desktop computer and a laptop computer. The desktop computer consists of an AMD Athlon 2600+ processor on a Tyan Motherboard with 512MB RAM, a Soundblaster Live sound card and a Nvidia GeforceFX 5600 video card. The laptop, a Dell Inspiron 2650, consists of an Intel Pentium4 processor, 384MB RAM, a Nvidia Geforce2 MX Video card, along with everything else embeded on the main board..."

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