Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 12th Sep 2002 17:39 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE SuSE 8.1 is expected to be released on September 25. The Personal and Professional versions (priced at 50 and 80 Euros respectively) are already available for pre-ordering. The new version includes kernel 2.4.19, KDE 3.0.3, GCC 3.2, 1.0.1, YaST and YaST's Online Updater, Wireless Lan, USB2 and Firewire support.
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by Anonymous on Thu 12th Sep 2002 18:11 UTC
by Anonymous on Thu 12th Sep 2002 18:13 UTC

Sorry, I posted the wrong link. Here the right one:

Just wondering???
by Dustin on Thu 12th Sep 2002 19:33 UTC

Just wondering why the english site doesn't have 8.1 listed like the German site? If I overlooked this, please post the english URL! On a different note, I have played with Mandrake, Red Hat, and Lycoris, but SuSE is the only one that I have completely enjoyed! Good Job!

To Dustin...
by Someone on Thu 12th Sep 2002 22:29 UTC

SuSE is a German company (check the top level domain), so they update their German language web pages first. I assume the translators are busy updating the other languages too. Just like American, Japanese, and other companies typically release their major announcements in their native languages FIRST, then translate them.

Just give SuSE time, or use a web translator.


by Adrian Madrid on Fri 13th Sep 2002 00:21 UTC

I have to say that SUSE is the best distro I have used so far. I've just tried the RH null beta and I was impressed with how _polished_ everything looks. Nevertheless, SUSE is far ahead in the mixture of usability, power, updatability (?) and looks.

I have a question, though. I'm currently using SUSE 8.0 Personal (DL) but I was wondering what are the main differences with the Profesional version and if it's worth it the upgrade for a server. Any comments?

SuSE 8 Personal
by Jay on Fri 13th Sep 2002 00:40 UTC

SuSE 8 Personal is what I have too and it is really good. I'm not sure about this, but I think SSE Pro simply has more of everything - alot that the indiviual user doesn't really need. It probably has more networking/server oriented software too, I'd imagine.

Professional vs. Personal
by yadayada on Fri 13th Sep 2002 03:55 UTC

With Professional you get 7 CDs, a DVD, and a Reference Manual. Under the hood I would say nothing really is different its just the extra CDs and especially the DVD that has me buying the Professional version. And the reference manual is actually pretty nice to have too but I guess everything is on the web somewhere.
Hope 8.1 keeps the streak going.

re: Professional vs. Personal
by Adrian Madrid on Fri 13th Sep 2002 13:20 UTC

Thanks for the details. That's exactly what I was looking for. Since I update periodically I don't think there is that much of a need to get the Profesional then. Although the DVD would probably speed up the install process I can live with a long net install.

Thanks again.

Free download?
by Bill Gates on Sun 15th Sep 2002 10:59 UTC

Free download?

Yes a free download will be availeable as always.
by Alex Radu on Tue 17th Sep 2002 01:19 UTC

THere will be an easy FTP install and you can also download the ISOS for SuSe 8.1 live when they're availeable.

Gret distro!
by Dan Nitescu on Tue 17th Sep 2002 01:21 UTC

Yeah suse is my favorite distro too, and I've tried them all. They get a lot of bashing for no reason.

Sparc Architecture
by Scott on Thu 19th Sep 2002 20:20 UTC

Is there plans on coming out with a new verion of Suse for sparc if, not Is the new Yast2 compatible with suse7.3
I am looking for a way to keep my systems up to date.