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openSUSE 11.2 (Linux)

by SuSE
Linux
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • openSUSE 11.2 convenient and simple for daily work
  • Compatible with Microsoft Office Suite and OpenOffice.org
  • Integrated e-mail, calendaring, and address book

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Linux
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

  • Item Weight: 77 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B002Y56YM2
  • Release Date: 17 Dec 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,461 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Customer Reviews

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent ambassador for Linux. 24 Dec 2009
The openSUSE team have released another great distro for the Linux community. I came from Windows in 2005 and haven't looked back since.

It's very simple to set up, the most common features are in places you would expect to find them, and it just makes things absurdly easy to do.

I did not need to find any specialist software for my printer/scanner, webcam (with mic), my MP3 and MP4 players, USB memory sticks or my family's mobile phones - you plug them in and openSUSE figures out what to do with them.

All this on top of Linux's famous immunity to 99.9999% of viruses, the one-stop shop for 1000's of free pieces of software, and rock-solid stability and performance. What isn't to like? Well, my only little gripe is that openSUSE could make installing software a little clearer. Ubuntu seems to be a little easier on the eye when it comes to installing software, but at least YaST doesn't make a total hash job of it, it will not install things that are going to break your system.

If you're worried about your security on the 'net - don't be. There's an A+ grade firewall in there too, and it's a snap to set up. Viruses are not going to be a concern, and you can set up access rules per user.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars new openSUSE 11.4 is nice this older 11.2 is not 11 April 2011
By Pat
First, this set is of older version, there's new version of OpenSUSE 11.4 Linux, 4-Disks DVD Installation and Reference Set Ed. 2011
And the new set is way beeter than this old one. It is complete with all installation files on DVDs wit reference books, moreover it included breif into to Linux on video-DVD. Speaking of this older 11.2 version, it had its share of problems and it wasn't the greatest release from open suse. I had numerous issues with drivers, installation etc (it was fixed in 11.3). The new 11.4 is neat and fast and recognized all devices on my three computers. It even regognized my laptops webcam and usb radio tuner. In short: this is two releases behind so get the new version.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Outdated, get Open SUSE 11.4 instead 16 Mar 2011
By Rudi
This 11.2 version is two releases behind and the difference is showing. New 11.4 release has much better installation, updated drivers, graphics, everything. I tried 11.2 when it was first released back in 2009 and I remember having installation problems, so I installed then fedora instead. New 11.4 is great Linux. It installed on our 5 computers without any issues and we are quite happy with it. OpenSUSE 11.4 Linux, 4-Disks DVD Installation and Reference Set Ed. 2011
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great OS if you don't like simplicity 28 Feb 2010
By U. Sule
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I have to say firstly that most Linux distributions are good, they offer just as much as Mac or Windows and they're virtually virus proof. There's lots of support and software available and many many plus sides to using Linux e.g. network programming.

It really is a top class OS, no doubt, no disagreements.

However, its main drawback is that even some of the simplest tasks require so much time and effort because software and hardware vendors don't take Linux and open source systems into account. What I mean is:

Theres no easy way to get your wireless up and running, even the forums, support sites etc need extensive detail to be able to offer any useful help whereas with Windows it's a CD and done.

Trying to configure your hardware devices is a nightmare unless your familiar with the Linux directories and shell commands, which even then is still a hassle.

Most of the programs your used to using will not work in openSUSE, although there are alternatives; it's just not the same.

Installing files doesn't always work, doesn't always do what you want, doesn't always have an effect.

It is a good OS, but only if you've got the time to make it work. If your busy and need a quick and easy OS to work with, choose Mac or Windows; the exhorbitant costs are worth it in the long run.
If you think I'm making it up just search: openSUSE wireless problems, openSUSE screen resolutions etc in Google.

It just isn't simple enough for the casual computer user.
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