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121. LINSPIRE Linspire 4.5 plus CMR
122. BeOS with BeOS Bible and Gobe
$12.66
123. MACMILLAN Mandrake Linux 9.0 PowerPack
124. OS/2 Warp 3.0
$19.95 list($144.99)
125. Microsoft Windows NT Workstation
$4,021.44
126. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX AS 3 X86
127. Caldera Sys. UNIXWARE V7.1.3 MEDIA
128. Windows 95 Personal Tutor
$1,629.99 $699.99
129. Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
$119.99 list($139.99)
130. VMWARE WORKSTATION 4.X Upgrade
$46.99 $9.97 list($55.95)
131. Santa Fe Linux- Desktop Linux
$24.99
132. Red Hat Deluxe Workstation 7 System
list($1,759.99)
133. Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced
$9.99
134. Open Linux 2.3 Regular
$189.00
135. Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
$8.99
136. SUSE Linux 9.1 Pro ( PC )
list($759.99)
137. Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Too low to display list($179.95)
138. Apple .Mac 3.0 Family Pack
$3.52 list($29.99)
139. Suse Linux Personal 9.1
140. Official Red Hat Linux 6.1

121. LINSPIRE Linspire 4.5 plus CMR Warehouse ( PC )

Asin: B0007DFM08
Catlog: Software
Sales Rank: 12983
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Features

  • Interactive multimedia tutorials walk novice users through everything from navigating the desktop to setting up a wireless network
  • Listen to CDs and MP3s, or watch video files with the built-in players
  • Built-in office suite is fully compatible with Microsoft Office products
  • Web suite optimized for convenience and usability -- Tabbed web browser with popup-ad blocking keeps your desktop free from clutter
  • Plug-and-Play ready for all USB or Firewire devices - scanners, digital cameras and more are recognized in a few minutes

122. BeOS with BeOS Bible and Gobe Productive Bundle

Asin: B00002S5H2
Catlog: Software
Publisher: BE INCORPORATED
Sales Rank: 8475
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Neal Stephenson, in In the Beginning... Was the Command Line, describes the Be operating system as "an extremely well-thought-out GUI built on a technological framework that is solid." He's not the only fan. A speedy, stable system for power-users and hardware tinkerers, Be may yet give Linux a run for its open-source money.

Be delivers on its promise of providing high-end or dedicated multimedia hardware for audio or video editing at a consumer-level price. Another considerable plus: Be actually installs in the time the manufacturer says it will (15 minutes). A system that can coexist with Linux, Mac, and Windows, it can also be your primary system if you want to create a dedicated "BeBox."

Be can run QuickTime and MPEGs, has accessible Mediaplayer and Webcam applications, and contains its own Web browser, NetPositive. The OS supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. As with other alternative operating systems, new free and shareware applications are constantly in development. An excellent realization of key operating system ideals--reliability, speed, and functionality--Be is worth the attention of any power users who haven't yet discovered it. --Jennifer Buckendorff ... Read more

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best OS I've ever used...
I've used various Windows OS for the past 10 years, various Linux for the past 2, and played around with Mac some. BeOS is not just different, but clearly superior in many ways. Part of the reason why is that BeOS doesn't run on top of DOS, as Windows did until recent years, and it doesn't run on top of Unix, like Linux and Mac OS X. BeOS instead started with a clean paper and wrote code to do the various jobs required of a modern OS in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, BeOS uses 'pervasive multithreading' allowing commands to execute much more rapidly. The combined result is that the system is much less bloated, and truly is faster than anything I've ever seen. BeOS running on a Pentium 233 is MUCH faster than Win XP or Mac OS X on a 2 gigahertz machine, simply because the code is written so much more cleanly. I had difficulty believing it myself, until I installed BeOS on my own 900 Mhz machine. The performance difference between BeOS and Windows is truly like night and day. Quite a bit comes with the OS itself. There are browsers (their own, NetPositive, plus Mozilla), CD burners and players, utilities, and applications. Gobe Productive is a software suite written for BeOS which is comparable to Microsoft Office, with a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation program etc. The BeOS Bible is over 900 pages of hints, documentation, and instructions on how to set up the OS and use it.If there is a downside, it is that (1) BeOS doesn't have drivers for every piece of hardware in existence, although it natively supports a pretty wide range. Check the Hardware Matrix at [frizbe website] to see if your hardware has been tested yet. (2) There isn't a lot of software available at the moment in stores. However, there is an active BeOS user community with quite a lot of software, drivers, and assistance online. Try [begroovy, or bebits websites] to see what is available, and links to other BeOS related sites. Just think, an entire OS, PLUS an office suite PLUS the most comprehensive manual you are likely to ever see, all for the price of a game. Ron

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Bests...
One year ago I try for first time the BeOS 4.0 and in that moment I knew that this it is the operating system for PCs of the future, it is stable and faster that other popular OS ;-), in that moment the BeOS had the inconvenience that it didn't have a wide variety of drivers for the different peripherals of the computer. At this time I installed the new version 4.5 and I find that it is spectacular, it possess more drivers support and it continues being stable and faster...

5-0 out of 5 stars FAST, ROCK SOLID, FUN
This Bundle is well worth the money. The BeOS Bible is a great referance for the OS. The Gobe Productive Office suite is also a must have. The BeOS is a very fast and reliable OS. It has a stylish and easy to use interface simmilar to MacOS. Your computer will run Multimedia applications faster than you thought possible. The BeOS is still responsive to your every command even while the PC is working on the most complex tasks. ADDED BONUS The BeOS comes with the software to duel boot windows and BeOS.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great alt. OS, if not the best
This is an excellent operating system, offering stability, performance, and ease of use. Bundled with the BeOS Bible and Gobe Productive, you can't go wrong. You may also wish to visit the Hardware Compatibility List if you have a non-standard configuration. This is the innovation that Microsoft is stifling - put it on your computer and experience where you REALLY want to go tomorrow

5-0 out of 5 stars This is how operating systems should be
It's blazingly fast and responsive, but moreimportant than that is that Everything Just Works. You get to spend your time productively, rather than scratching your head wondering why your computer has crashed again. The downside is that only fairly modern hardware is supported, and you can't go to Frye's and find lots of Be apps on the shelf (yet), but if you bought your system in the last year or two I heartily recommend Be. ... Read more


123. MACMILLAN Mandrake Linux 9.0 PowerPack

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Asin: B00008A5WG
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Macmillan
Sales Rank: 10149
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Specially selected open-source applications give you the ability to handle every aspect of your personal computing more easily than ever
  • From the Mandrake Control Center, you can reach all the important hardware and system configuration utilities
  • Configure your system through the Internet, set up peripherals on a network, and work with built-in support for new hardware devices
  • Install & uninstall software more easily than ever with URPMI
  • Powerful office tools like StarOffice 6.0 and Internet browsers like Mozilla 1.1, Konqueror 3.02 and Galeon 1.2.5

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't own it yet
But if I do ever decide to try Linux one day it would definitely be with Mandrake. Out of all Linux distributions out there Mandrake seems to be the best. Windows XP is a great operating system in it's own right for sure, but if you wanna try Linux then go for Mandrake. ... Read more


124. OS/2 Warp 3.0

Asin: B00002S8LH
Catlog: Software
Publisher: IBM
Sales Rank: 7832
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125. Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Upgrade with Service Pack
list price: $144.99
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Asin: B00002S5G9
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 7650
Average Customer Review: 2.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Enhance productivity and reduce computing costs with Windows NT Workstation, the most powerful desktop operating system for business computing. Windows NT Workstation offers greater performance and combines the ease of use of Windows 95 with the reliability and security of Windows NT. Version 4.0 features many improvements over earlier versions. This version touts 20 percent higher performance and greater ease of use with the Windows 95 user interface. Simplified tools include the familiar Start button, Taskbar, Shortcuts, Network Neighborhood, and My Computer. This software also offers easier management and control with User Profiles and System Policies that give users network access control, and it supports users who roam between multiple workstations. The Setup Manager reduces the time and effort it will take to deploy Windows NT Workstation, and an improved version of the Windows NT Diagnostics Program greatly facilitates remote desktop troubleshooting. These tools all help you reduce the total cost of ownership of distributed PCs. This is an upgrade package that requires an earlier version of Microsoft Windows NT. The software will not upgrade Windows 3.1, 95, or 98. ... Read more

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Still Great After Almost 8 Years On The Market!
After being on the market for almost eight years, Windows NT 4.0 is still a great option for people looking for a stable and powerful operating system. The OS is especially great for older systems as it only requires a 486 w/ 16 mb of RAM to run. (though a Pentium+ is recommended and helpful). Don't choose NT if you're looking for USB or games, though, as the support for DirectX & USB is skimpy at best. (it isn't hopeless, though) So, if you're looking for a good, proven OS, NT is an option.

3-0 out of 5 stars If passing an A+ exam...
This NOS is currently being used in todays business environment.. It is still an industry standard and is included in exams suchas the 2003 A+ objectives - why not buy a copy at its relatively low price!!?

1-0 out of 5 stars Still thinking about NT 4.0?? Go for 2000.
Why would spend money on soon-to-be obsolete NT 4.0? Go for 2000 servers, it will save you money. ... Read more


126. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX AS 3 X86 ( RHF0184US )

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Asin: B0001GU82I
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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127. Caldera Sys. UNIXWARE V7.1.3 MEDIA CD-W/ 60 DAY EVAL KIT ( CA400-UW04-7.1.3 )

Asin: B00008ISX4
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Caldera Systems
Sales Rank: 10473
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128. Windows 95 Personal Tutor

Asin: B00002S8LX
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Expert Software Inc
Sales Rank: 9410
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Amazon.com Product Description

Expert Software's Windows 95 Personal Tutor gets you up to speed in Windows 95 through simple video demonstrations and hands-on practice on your desktop. Learn all the basics in under two hours, or focus on the valuable hints and shortcuts if you are familiar with Windows 95 but need to know how to make it work faster and better.

Over 1.5 hours of video and audio guide you through new Windows 95 features and procedures, step by step. Replay video explanations as often as needed with VCR-style buttons that let you play, pause, stop, fast-forward, and rewind. Also included is a powerful search feature to help you locate Windows 95 terms in the glossary and jump to their video explanations instantly. This tutorial familiarizes you with tools such as Windows 95 Explorer, the start-up menu, task bar, and recycle bin.

In addition, you can use tools built in to Windows 95 Personal Tutor for system maintenance, including de-fragmenting, error checks, and automatic backups. This program will also help you customize your desktop with new fonts, icons, and long file names. ... Read more


129. Microsoft Windows 2000 Server (25-Client)
list price: $1,629.99
our price: $1,629.99
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Asin: B00003L4G4
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 5124
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Windows 2000 Server provides the ease of administration, reliability, and scalability needed by any business. This edition is bundled with the new Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0 and contains built-in support for up to four CPUs. With a wide variety of new server technologies and tools, this new OS raises the bar for powering applications with Intel hardware, both on and off the Web.

While Windows NT 4.0 certainly won points for ease of administration and a wide range of tools for Web applications, Windows 2000 marks a significant increase in reliability and performance. For one thing, Microsoft has worked hard to reduce the need to reboot this operating system, and with support for plug-and-play, you can change hardware and software settings while keeping your server online.

The technology behind Windows 2000 offers new integration of cutting-edge technologies for today's multitiered Web applications. Under Windows NT, various server-side features were spread out among different tools. Windows 2000 integrates transaction and resource management, message queuing, and distributed objects into its new COM+ standard. The powers of COM+ and the new emphasis on reliability and scalability add up to a Web platform you can entrust with more and more of your business.

Of course, ease of administration is still a strength. Windows 2000 offers both browser-based and stand-alone tools for simplifying Web, software, and hardware administration. A significant new technology here is the Active Directory standard (based in part on LDAP), which can simplify maintaining corporate directories. (For instance, phone numbers for your entire organization can now be stored in a single place.) With some planning, Windows 2000 is ready to reduce your administration TCO, with support for such features as pushing software installations to clients. New policy-based administration makes it a snap to manage accounts and security settings.

Whether you are new to Windows or upgrading from NT, Windows 2000 offers a truly compelling array of technologies and tools for getting more reliability and performance out of Windows and the Intel platform. It's a server-side solution that can do serious work for any business organization--for both its corporate intranet and Internet presence. --Richard Dragan ... Read more

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars All you NT 4.0 guys, go for 2000.
All I can say is that, if you have some time and money, go for 2000 server. It is worth the money, with enhanced security and features. ... Read more


130. VMWARE WORKSTATION 4.X Upgrade for Linux
list price: $139.99
our price: $119.99
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Asin: B00009467B
Catlog: Software
Publisher: VMware
Sales Rank: 10068
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131. Santa Fe Linux- Desktop Linux Operating System
list price: $55.95
our price: $46.99
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Asin: B00065E5RI
Catlog: Software
Publisher: New Mexico Software
Sales Rank: 4461
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132. Red Hat Deluxe Workstation 7 System Builder Edition

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Asin: B000053HLY
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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133. Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server Upgrade
list price: $1,759.99
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Asin: B00003IRCP
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 9302
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Windows 2000 Server family includes Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server. Windows 2000 Advanced Server is the successor to the proven enterprise-class operating system, Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition.Windows 2000 Advanced Server provides enhanced scalability and availability with two-node application failover clustering, 32-node network load balancing, support for eight-way symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP), and support for up to 8 GB of memory with Intel physical address extensions (PAE). ... Read more

Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars This is a horrible operating system!
Windows 2000 does not run any computer games at all! If you want a operating system that runs Computer games, I recommend Windows 98 or XP. Do not buy Windows 2000. Its a waste of money. You will regret if you buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Access 2000 is incredible
I've programmed for 6 years in visual basic and oracle. I purchased my copy of access 2000 and continue building applications faster and better. I love the development environment for creating forms, reports, and vb code in access 2000. Its so easy and no class structures.

1-0 out of 5 stars If you are use to MicroSoft products ...
This rating system requires that I choose from 1-5 stars. I actually selected the "-", but it would not publish the review.

If you are use to MicroSoft products, this is an improvement over the norm. However, to get a full functional server (security, e-mail, HTML, ...) with MicroSoft technology the cost is in the thousands and when you try to run all the services on a single server ... well, its not pretty. Go with UNIX - it works.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a great OS!
I upgraded to this from Windows 98, and I never had experience running a server before. From the moment I put in the CD I knew I would love this OS. It is very easy to use, and within a day I had a http and ftp server running perfectly (I had no experence setting them up before). This OS is also much more stable than Win 95/98/ME. It has only crashed on me a few times in 4 months! The only bad thing about this OS is that it can not run any DOS program, so this is not the ideal OS for old skool gamers. All in all this OS is definetly worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars You'll Never Go Back...
I've used Windows 95 and 98 for the past 5 years. Both crashed relatively frequently - of course, I thought ALL operating systems did that.

Until now.

I bought Windows 2000 Advanced Server and installed it. Differences were immediately apparent - quick, painless startups, much better memory allocation, more virtual memory, and much more. But I didn't understand how good Win2K is until, about 2 weeks later, I realized that the computer hadn't frozen at all during those weeks!

Whenever I use Windows 98 now, I'm amazed that I managed to get anything done. I've had less crashes using Windows 2000 in a month than I used to have in a day of Windows 98. ... Read more


134. Open Linux 2.3 Regular

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Asin: B00004T94S
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Caldera Systems
Sales Rank: 12831
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135. Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition - Additional License
list price: $189.00
our price: $189.00
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Asin: B00005RV4S
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 5925
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars What Product?
I purchased what was said to be a CD-ROM for "2" (two) FULL Licenses of WinXP Home Edition for 178.99 (obviously for 2 seperate machines) - what I received today was a simple flyer in an XP Home Edition folder labeled "Additional License Pack" that contains one product key on the flyer and nothing else. The flyer states this key is for ONE machine only in additon, how can anyone start anything without the CD?!?!? I can get an upgrade of the home editon BRAND NEW from MS for $89!?!!? This obviously is going back...

4-0 out of 5 stars It's worth buying
Microsoft Windows XP is the most user friendly software that I tried. It's new appereance and improved performance are reasons why you should start considering this product. With the additional licence, which besides is cheaper than buying two, you can have XP on more than one computer. Imagine that. If your eager to buy it, I would also recommend buying Microsft XP Plus!, so using your computer becomes an adventure. ... Read more


136. SUSE Linux 9.1 Pro ( PC )

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Asin: B00027BWQ2
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Suse
Sales Rank: 5359
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Features

  • The powerful KDevelop environment lets users develop applications in 15 different languages. Customize your layout, select editor components, integrated syntax checking and debugging, and view separate class overview for C++
  • New GNOME 2.4 desktop environment, with improved usability and new accessibility
  • Work with Konqueror, a new form of the KDE file manager/Web browser - import IE bookmarks, rip audio CDs, view the pictures in digital cameras
  • Communicate with Kopete - this instant messenger tool can read messages from MSN, AIM, ICQ, IRC, Yahoo! Messenger and Jabber
  • Set up home networks between Linux and Windows machines with Samba 3 - saves deleted client files server-side, integrates Linux hosts in Windows domains and more

137. Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Competitive Upgrade (25-client)
list price: $759.99
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Asin: B00003IRD0
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 11681
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars This is a horrible operating system!
Windows 2000 does not run any computer games at all! If you want a operating system that runs Computer games, I recommend Windows 98 or XP. Do not buy Windows 2000. Its a waste of money. You will regret if you buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Access 2000 is incredible
I've programmed for 6 years in visual basic and oracle. I purchased my copy of access 2000 and continue building applications faster and better. I love the development environment for creating forms, reports, and vb code in access 2000. Its so easy and no class structures.

1-0 out of 5 stars If you are use to MicroSoft products ...
This rating system requires that I choose from 1-5 stars. I actually selected the "-", but it would not publish the review.

If you are use to MicroSoft products, this is an improvement over the norm. However, to get a full functional server (security, e-mail, HTML, ...) with MicroSoft technology the cost is in the thousands and when you try to run all the services on a single server ... well, its not pretty. Go with UNIX - it works.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a great OS!
I upgraded to this from Windows 98, and I never had experience running a server before. From the moment I put in the CD I knew I would love this OS. It is very easy to use, and within a day I had a http and ftp server running perfectly (I had no experence setting them up before). This OS is also much more stable than Win 95/98/ME. It has only crashed on me a few times in 4 months! The only bad thing about this OS is that it can not run any DOS program, so this is not the ideal OS for old skool gamers. All in all this OS is definetly worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars You'll Never Go Back...
I've used Windows 95 and 98 for the past 5 years. Both crashed relatively frequently - of course, I thought ALL operating systems did that.

Until now.

I bought Windows 2000 Advanced Server and installed it. Differences were immediately apparent - quick, painless startups, much better memory allocation, more virtual memory, and much more. But I didn't understand how good Win2K is until, about 2 weeks later, I realized that the computer hadn't frozen at all during those weeks!

Whenever I use Windows 98 now, I'm amazed that I managed to get anything done. I've had less crashes using Windows 2000 in a month than I used to have in a day of Windows 98. ... Read more


138. Apple .Mac 3.0 Family Pack
list price: $179.95
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0009319QM
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Apple Computer
Sales Rank: 2926
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139. Suse Linux Personal 9.1
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B0001MBCPE
Catlog: Software
Publisher: SuSE Inc.
Sales Rank: 1903
Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • A modern operating system with an intuitive, graphical user interface
  • Everything needed for the Internet, office, graphics, sound, video, and networking
  • Office applications that can read and write all common formats
  • Web browsers and an e-mail application that can import Outlook Express mail
  • Easy-to-configure Internet connection; quick and uncomplicated installation

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars Do NOT buy this product to UPGRADE your old SuSE!!!!!
In general, I think SuSE has always produced a great product. I've been using SuSE since version 6.4 and It's been my primary home operating system since version 8.0. I do not use Windows at all. I'm currently running SuSE Linux 8.2 and I'm very satisfied with it. I was anxiously awaiting SuSE 9.1 and the new SuSE kernel in the inexpensive "personal" edition that I've always used to update my SuSE Linux O/S.

I soon discovered that Novell has changed things!!! !!!YOU CAN NO LONGER UPDATE YOUR SuSE Linux OPERATING SYSTEM USING THE PERSONAL EDITION!!!! I'm not sure if this changed in version 9.0 or within this version, but it was a shock to me. I've always used the inexpensive personal edition and supplemented it with downloaded software from various sites online. To all long-time SuSE Users considering buying this version, be aware that you will need to have the "update" or "professional" edition to update your current SuSE Linux system!

I'm very disappointed by this change, particularly since I spent about $30 on a version that I have no use for whatsoever. The box should have been clearly labeled to indicate that this version CANNOT BE USED FOR UPDATING SYSTEMS and I would strongly recommend that Novell place this prominently on the box in the future!!!

For USERS NEW TO SuSE AND/OR Linux WHO WANT TO GIVE IT A TRY, I can recommend this edition however. The "Live CD" makes trying SuSE painless and SuSE is still probably the best desktop Linux around for the price that's *relatively* easy to install, configure, and enjoy. As for those users complaining that it doesn't work with or like Windows, I think they just wanted a cheap Windows knock-off, but Linux is something different and has to be approached as a separate thing with its own merits. A new user will have to learn Linux just as they once had to learn Windows. It's an adjustment, but it's not so bad if you can devote a little time and energy to learning it.

Novell folks reading this review: LABEL THIS CLEARLY NOT FOR UPDATING, DANGIT!!!! IF I EVER WASTE MONEY LIKE THIS AGAIN, I WILL BOYCOTT YOUR PRODUCT!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Distro
I'm a bit surprised at the negative reviews written before this one. I do not believe this distro is anywhere near as bad as these reviewers are making it out to be. OK, here is what I got:

My computer is a personal built Intel P4 (2ghz) with 512mb RAM, 80 gig hard drive, GeForce 4 video card, SoundBlaster live sound card, NetGear ethernet card, LiteOn CDRW, LiteOn DVDRW-that's the essentials.

Now I have my hard drive partitioned roughly in half with Windows 2000 on the first partition. I installed this distro to the second partition. No problems what so ever. I can boot into windows or suse just fine with no problems. Now I used the default settings on the install (they are just fine), but you can change stuff around. If you do change where and how it loads, be sure to know what you are doing first. I suspect that is how people get themselves in trouble then blame the product. The default settings work great, so don't change'em unless you really need to.

All the programs are there, from web browsing to Open Office. The interface is nice and clean yet it is still very customizable. Open Office has opened all my windows office files without difficulty.

My wife, who couldn't care less about computers other then web surfing and email, has no problem using SUSE. She took to it right away and hasn't had any problems finding her way around. This distro has organized the programs very well and I've found things easy to find.

I think SUSE did a very fine job. I've used alot of other distros, but I always come back to SUSE sooner or later.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as 9.0 Personal
Updated Review (17 July 2004): I've been using Suse 9.1 on the IBM 600x for a few weeks now, and I think I may have been wrong about the distro. It is working real well now. I used the wireless driver, ndiswrapper and now have wireless connectivity without the linuxant driver. I had to go out to the internet to configure it, but, after some simple web searches, you can make it work.

I installed Suse 9.1 on a Thinkpad 600x and didn't get that sound anymore, so, I was wrong about Suse 9.1 creating the noise. My apologies. But, when I tried doing some simple like MAKE, it wasn't installed by default. Wireless is still a pain to install, the easiest way to do this is to use Linuxant's drivers.

I'm not sure why Suse changed the nature of their product. It seems that after using 9.0 and loving it, they created this version of 9.1 with KDE 3.2 and things work, but, not in the same manner as before. I tried using the TV Tuner software and that use to work on my 9.0 system and now it works much more flakey. I installed 9.1 on my Thinkpad T22 and the a strange noise emits from the computer. Plus, very little packages that you need are available anymore. I think Novell is trying to make it less worthwhile to use the GUI environment native to Suse and go out and buy Ximian Desktop (which the by the way doesn't install on 9.1, OS isn't recognized).

1-0 out of 5 stars Machine will not boot now
Well, after installing this software my machine sits on a black screen. You get what you pay for.

2-0 out of 5 stars personal edition is crippled
I'm a software developer who likes to use a gnome desktop on linux. With the fall of RedHat's desktop linux, and the need for a 2.6 kernel for SATA support, I decided to buy SuSE personal 9.1. I figured it would be a basic version, but I thought I could download additional packages with SuSE's great tool Yast.

Unfortunately, this Personal edition does not include gnome, and you cannot download it using Yast because SuSE has not posted the 9.1 files on their FTP server yet.

What really made this product useless to me was the fact that, out of the box, the make or gcc programs were not installed! If they were installed I could not find them in the path or on the hard drive!

Without a C complier any unix-based system is useless in my opinion.

If you just want something for writing Word docs and surfing the web using the KDE desktop (which is excellent), this is fine. If you plan on doing anything remotely sophisticated, FORGET IT. Get the professional edition (overpriced IMO) or some other distro. ... Read more


140. Official Red Hat Linux 6.1

Asin: B00003GPSD
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
Sales Rank: 8828
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Rapidly becoming the "standard" Linux
I started out using RedHat a few years ago with version 4. After trying numerous distributions at home and at work, on desktops and on laptops, I find myself returning to Red Hat. RH doesn't necessarily come with all the bundled SW of Mandrake and SuSE, but it all just WORKS. I have yet to find a machine on which I could not successfully install Red Hat straight-out-of-the-box. Simply a very well put together package. ... Read more


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