Chapter 2. Preparing to Install SUSE Linux

It is easier to buy a Linux PC today than it was a few years ago, but manufacturers still don’t see the need, even if they are strong Linux proponents (such as IBM and Novell).

So the odds are very good that you will have to install SUSE Linux yourself, especially if you want to use it as your everyday desktop system.

Even if you are not planning to install SUSE Linux 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, dual-boot arrangements, what applications to install, and how your one new SUSE ...

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