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SuSE Linux Demonstrates Old PCs Still Have Use

From The Out Of His Mind Department

  • May 12, 2003
  • By Rob Reilly

What? Are you nuts? Running SuSE 8.2 Linux Professional on a 150 Mhz Pentium? That will never work.

That's exactly what I did do and it did work, admirably.

SuSE 8.2 Linux Professional has many great features and is easy to get up and running. Most of the readers probably have more current hardware, but isn't it comforting to know that the latest and greatest offering from SuSE will run well on just about anything you have in your company? That should calm the frayed nerves of any CIO, in this day of stingy budgets and a tight business environment.

Speaking of budgets, let's not forget that the SuSE 8.2 Professional version costs $79.95 at the SuSE store online. With no licensing headaches. It includes: the 2.4.20 kernel, KDE 3.1, Gnome 2.2, OpenOffice.org 1.0.2, Apache 2.0.44, desktop sharing, and a whole host of other enhancements over previous versions. The SuSE installation program YAST2 has been upgraded considerably with intelligent default values and clean, coherent user interface screens. Take a look at the new YAST2 screen in Figure 1 to see what I mean.

Overall, anyone that is interested in a powerful, easy to load Linux desktop machine on just about any hardware, should really consider SuSE 8.2 Linux Professional.

Now on to the details.

Information

Product
SuSE Linux Professional 8.2

Manufacturer
SuSE Linux, GMbH

Availability
Now

Price
US$79.95


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