Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional, Second by Keir Thomas

By Keir Thomas

Written via award-winning writer Keir Thomas, starting SUSE Linux, moment variation is the great advisor to openSUSE Linux 10.1, the community-created model of SUSE Linux. The publication begins with an creation to the realm of Linux and the open resource neighborhood, and this can be by way of an illustrated step by step consultant to openSUSE install and configuration. a different version of openSUSE 10.1 is equipped at the DVD-ROM that includes the booklet. This model contains a number of extra goods of proprietary software program, in addition to all of the devel software program applications, making for a entire package deal. The publication indicates the best way to wield overall keep an eye on over your newly put in working procedure. it is going to advisor you thru procedure customization possibilities and customary projects like hearing audio CDs and MP3s, staring at video clips, and acting place of work- and Internet-related initiatives. a wide a part of the publication is devoted to complex command-line suggestions essential to hold your process and develop into a real Linux grasp! This moment version of the best-selling first version has been boosted by way of two hundred pages to over seven-hundred in overall, and has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date. starting SUSE Linux, moment variation is the one print name to hide openSUSE 10.1.

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Well, it’s a little like running Windows, except there are no viruses, fewer crashes, and no inexplicable slowdowns. In addition, you have complete control over the system. This doesn’t mean Linux is necessarily complicated. It’s just that you have the control if you wish to make use of it. We’ll look into this in the later chapters of this book. Most software you use under Windows has at least one equivalent under SUSE Linux, installed by default. It’s unlikely that you’ll need to download or install any additional software and, even if you do, you’ll probably find it’s available for free.

You might also consider deleting movie and MP3 music files, which are renowned for eating up hard disk space. The average MP3 is around 4MB, for example, and one minute of video typically takes up anywhere between 1MB and 10MB of disk space! Removing Windows Some users might prefer a second, more radical option: getting rid of Windows completely and letting SUSE Linux take over the entire hard disk. If you feel confident that SUSE Linux will fulfill your needs, this is undoubtedly the most straightforward solution.

Qxd 20 9/25/06 4:07 PM Page 20 CHAPTER 3 ■ THE REALITIES OF RUNNING LINUX But in just a few weeks after your move to Linux, everything will start to seem entirely normal. Most of the time, you won’t even be aware you’re running Linux. Of course, some patience is required during those initial few weeks. Linux can be illogical and frustrating; on the other hand, so can Windows. We simply got used to it. Who Uses Linux? Who uses Linux? The modern myth is that it’s only for techies and power users.

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