Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 24th Oct 2004 04:20 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE The upcoming SUSE LINUX 9.2 has yet to hit the retail stores, but the product's two live CDs (with either KDE or GNOME) and a live DVD are now available for free download. Update: KDE shots and Gnome shots from the SuSE Live CDs.
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Re: SuSE
by Dark_Knight on Tue 26th Oct 2004 03:06 UTC

Re:"Is there a place that shows the benefits of SuSE over Windows?" ,

Re:"For different types of people? Developer? Artist? General Computing?"

SuSE Linux is one of the easier to use Linux distributions for those coming from Windows. There's others such as Mandrake and Linspire but I still prefer SuSE Linux with Novell's services and additional software solutions (ie: Novell iFolder). With each release of SuSE Linux it seems the tools get better at closing the gap between the user friendliness of Windows with the power tools, stability and security Linux Geeks love. Linux has always had a strong server market but it's also very popular with film studios due to it's low cost and the highend software available on the platform. Anyway, SuSE Linux is good for several types of people such as developers, artists and even joe/jane user at home.

Re:"I know b/c of Games I'll probably always be tied to Windows, but would there ever be a reason to dual boot?"

As Linux is a differant OS then there will be some that either run dual boot systems or choose to run their Windows PC games on Wine. The good news is game developers are starting to work toward porting titles and future releases to Linux as they do realize there is a market. I can't recall the magazine but I believe it was Linux World that had an issue about game servers that were using Linux and that developers are testing ported Linux games that were primarily in the past pro Windows.

Re:"Also, One of the things I don't like about KDE is how cramped the taskbar's window manager is, is there any way to space them out?"

The nice thing about SuSE Linux is it's ability to be customized for the work environment and end user. So if you want to just do some basic tweaking then the Control Center should have the tools you need. Otherwise you can use third party tools such as Baghira to give your desktop that OSX Panther look or have floating widgets with Karamba. You can find these at which also has a link at the lower left of the site for Gnome users.