Suse 8.2

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  1. conduit

    conduit sup

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    Im thinking of installing suse 8.2, and im wondering how many people here have it or have tried it, and if so, how do you like it? What is the difference between suse and other linux distros like debain, or slackware. How did it run on your computer and what specs did you have, and any other information would be helpful. :eek3: :)
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    SuSE is a great distro. Probably my favorite. It's very similar to RedHat in most ways. They both have alot of system managers written for their own distros that make it pretty easy to manage. SuSE also has support for RPM's which makes it really nice also.
     
  3. CyberBullets

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    i never remember RPM's being nice....

    emerge and apt-get are nice :big grin:
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    I never use RPMs but I use RH. :dunno:
     
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    You just compile from source? I'd kill myself if I didn't have apt-get :hs:

    BTW SuSE is a great distro. It's my all-time favorite for people who don't want to mess with debian or gentoo.
     
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    Yup, gcc is my best friend. :hs:

    Compiling php right now actually...
     
  8. dm33186

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    i like suse...very much
     
  9. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    yes it is a really nice distro. ive played with it myself (b4 i found gentoo).

    i found it easier to setup then slackware too :big grin:
     
  10. conduit

    conduit sup

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    What kind of computer requirments do you need inorder to run suse8.2 smoothly?
    Im thinking of installing it on my old pc, a 120mhz 32mb ram foot holder :)
     
  11. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    SuSE will run smooth on that machine if you don't install all the crap like Xwindows and stuff. Just do a very basic install and leave out all the heavy stuff.
     
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    I got to sit down with a Suse 8.2 install today. WOW! It's visually nicer, there seems to be more support for services in the gui, and sharing files between Windows and Linux is as easy as between Windows and Windows. If I had another computer I could use as a desktop, I'd give Suse a chance.
     
  13. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    starts to sing:

    "All that im saying...
    Is give SuSe a chance..."
    -John Lennon

    :wavey:
     
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    :rofl: I had this exact thought at work today.
     
  15. Blindsight

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    Do you have to manually configure your USB mouse, display, sound, etc drivers? That was the only thing I had problems with in Gentoo. I also didn't like how it took FOREVER to emerge all the stuff for Gentoo.
     
  16. CyberBullets

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    emerge while sleeping :big grin:

    i did a stage 1 install in 2 days doing that.

    i didnt have to manually config my usb mouse, disp, sound. only my nic.
     
  17. Fantik

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    gentoo > *
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :cool: When I finally upgrade my Linux perhaps I'll have to give SuSe a chance. I also hear good things about Debian, anyone here use it?
     
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  20. NoLiving

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    I like Windows.
     
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    Debian is greater than you and Canada put together. Minus all the hockey players of course.
     
  23. NoLiving

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    I like Windows because while you guys are compiling StarOffice on your Slackware distro, I'm at home drinking a bud and watching the hockey game.
     
  24. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    star office? bleh!

    open office for me!

    and who says i cant go compile, then drink a kokanee and watch the hockey game?? :fawk:
     
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    Who uses StarOffice? :ugh2:
     

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