Installling Linux for the First Time

Experiences installing SUSE Linux 10.1 for the first time.

While I’ve been a software engineer for years and have used *nix systems for some of those years, I’ve never installed or used Linux before. I started my foray into this subject by installing SUSE 10.1 on a DELL WS 410:

  • Dual 400MHz PII with 768MB of memory
  • 9 GB SCSI hard drive
  • NVidia GFX4200 Graphics

This system has been running Win XP Pro quite nicely. Performance has actually been quite good and this system is very usable under windows for document prep, C++ programming using Visual Studio 6 and web browsing.
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