just arrived this afternoon and I’ve just started the installation. A
first things hit me when I first got the box was that on the front in
friendly green letters it says “Everything You Need To Get Started With
Linux.” That’s certainly a pretty hefty claim. But then I started
It seems like Novell has put everything in the box except for an Open
Source Kitchen Sink. The 5 CD/1 DVD installation set contains goodies
like OpenOffice 2.0, FireFox, Beagle, Samba, Novell iFolder, GiMP,
Spam-Assassin, MySQL, Apache, Java 1.5, etc. etc. etc. The box claims
to include 1000 Open Source programs, but who knows, I havent counted
them. I chose to do a near-full install and when it’s said and
done, it’s going to be a whopping 6GB install.
That sounds like an awful lot, but once it’s done, there’s not much
else I can think of that I’ll need to get some useful work done on the
machine. It also includes both GNOME and KDE, so Im sure if I needed
extra drive space, I could just make my mind up on one window manager
and be done with it.
The install is as clean as any other I’ve done with SuSe lately. So kudo’s there as well.
It will be a while before I get everything installed and configured the
way I like it. We’ll find out if SuSe does have everything and whether
it’s a perfect 10.0 or not.