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openSUSE Linux Unleashed by Michael McCallister

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Chapter 2. Preparing to Install openSUSE

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It is easier to buy a Linux PC today than it was a few years ago, but manufacturers still don’t see the need to preload Linux, even if they are strong Linux proponents (such as IBM and Novell). So the odds are very good that you will have to install openSUSE yourself, especially if you want to use it as your everyday desktop system.

Even if you are not planning to install openSUSE on 10 different servers and 47 desktops, changing operating systems is not a matter to be taken lightly. You should give as much consideration to the questions of meeting hardware requirements, whether you want to dual-boot with another operating system, ...

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