Re: Which version of Suse to buy?
From: Kevin Nathan (knathan_at_project54.com)
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 13:18:59 -0700
On 8 Feb 2004 17:27:07 GMT
Paul Hutchings <email@example.com> wrote:
> Supposing I wanted to have the CDs and some paper manuals handy
> "just in case" - which version should I buy?
If you are already familiar with installing Linux and using it a
little bit, I would suggest the Professional Update version. It comes
with the SUSE Linux Administration Guide as a printed manual, but not
the User Guide. It will save you some money, too.
If you consider yourself pretty much a raw newbie, I'd suggest the
full Professional version. The Personal version is more for "trying it
out" -- if you want to add software not included with SUSE, or compile
programs from source, etc., then you'll have large problems getting
all the right programs to do it; Professional comes with them and it's
a simple matter to install them if you didn't do so on the first go-
And don't forget: the Admin Guide and the User Guide are available as
html (and pdf, I think) versions on the CDs and the ftp site. Just
search for: suselinux-adminguide and suselinux-userguide.
-- Kevin Nathan (Montana, USA) Open standards. Open source. Open minds. The command line is the front line. Linux 2.4.20-4GB-athlon 1:12pm up 14 days 16:32, 5 users, load average: 0.07, 0.07, 0.06