Re: Recommendations on switching from RedHat to new distro?

From: Larry I Smith (larryXiXsmith_at_verizon.net)
Date: 12/29/04

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    Larry I Smith wrote:
    > Scott Smith wrote:
    >
    >> Some time back, I installed RedHat Linux on a Dell Dimension XPS T800r
    >> box at home and set up CVS, Samba, Eclipse, and a few other things on
    >> it. About a year later, RedHat stopped free updates/support for
    >> weekend users like me, so I'm looking to switch to another distro.
    >>
    >> A friend at work recommended SuSE. I went to the web site, but had
    >> trouble figuring out what to download. The RedHat stuff came on CD and
    >> was easy to set up.
    >>
    >> I don't want to start a war here, but can someone recommend a distro
    >> that is friendly to a non-power user such as myself? (and maybe point
    >> me to the CD images or whatever?)
    >>
    >> Thanks very much in advance.
    >>
    >> -Scott
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    > Normally, you purchase 'SuSE Linux Professional' from your
    > nearest computer store (Best Buy, Fry's, etc) for $89 US.
    > It includes 2 printed manuals, 2 dual-layer DVD's, and 5
    > CD's. The Install DVD (DVD 1) contains the entire distro
    > (Linux and 1000+ apps). DVD 2 contains all of the sources.
    > The 5 CD's contain a 'reduced' version of the distro (not
    > as many apps) for those folks who can't boot from a DVD.
    >
    > As of SuSE Pro v9.2 (the current version), SuSE no longer
    > provides downloadable ISO files for the entire distro.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Larry
    >

    You can also buy it here, and have it delivered.

    http://www.novell.com/products/linuxprofessional/pricing.html

    Regards,
    Larry

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