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ok so my friend gave me a unopened box of SUSELinux10.1,i think it they sell it at bestbuy and i was thinking of installing it on my amd 939 rig that i just got up and running and since i am using that windows on my other rig i dont have a os for this one

i have never used linux or even researched it very much so...

are there any tips for getting started, i know that alot of games and programs arent supported by linux but this rig will mainly be a folding rig and overclock test bed of sorts if i come across any more 939 cpus that i feel like running

this disk says it has both 32bit and 64bit versions on it for amd64/intelem64t, will i need any special drivers for this as far as setting up a raid (is that possible with thissince i have two raptors that ill be using)
and any programs i should get before i get started

thanks for any help or suggestions and please try to keep it somewhat simple at first thanks
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- Be prepared to read a lot. If you run into trouble try searching for it on the internet first using your favorite search engine.

- Don't get discouraged if something doesn't work like in windows. It's not windows.

- Read the user manual. Seriously.
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thanks, ive kind of prepared my self for a long learning curve, i understand its alot different then windows

is this brand of linux ok how does it compare to other versions of linux

edit this is produced by NOVELL
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Honestly? I'd start with an easy Linux like Fedora or Ubuntu. I have very limited exposure to SuSe but from what I remember it wasn't that bad.
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well the manual makes it seem straight forward enough, i think ill start my struggle after dinner, thanks and im sure ill be back later posting a question or two
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It isn't that bad. I can help you if you get stuck, along with many other people here.
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SuSE is a good distro, I think you'll like it and shouldn't have many problems with it. I'd suggest installing the 32bit version, you'll find driver support to be better.

Is it SuSE 10.1 or SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10?
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Quote:
SUSELinux10.1
I would say SuSE 10.1
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post #9 of 25
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it just says suselinux 10.1

comes with firefox,openoffice.org,novell apparmor, xen

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thinl you'll like it and should have many problems with it.
lol i hope thats a typo
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and which do you suggest kde or gnome for the desktop
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