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openSUSE Linux Unleashed by Michael McCallister

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Chapter 1. Welcome to openSUSE

IN THIS CHAPTER

And it is a fine place to begin! Whether you are brand new to Linux or moving from another distribution, you will find openSUSE easy to use and powerful to work with. openSUSE Linux Unleashed is here to help you get the most out of this distribution. This chapter will give you a brief overview of openSUSE, with hints on how to use the rest of this book.

What Is openSUSE?

The first thing anyone wants to ask is, “Where does this SUSE thing come from, why is it written in all uppercase letters, and how do I pronounce it?” These are all fair questions.

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