Suse Linux 10.1 . Why so much bloat??

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Mutlley, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Mutlley

    Mutlley Guest

    Last nite in an attempt to get a better handle on Linux I installed
    Suse 9.1 which was on one CD. I went to the Novell site and saw that
    they had a version 10.1 for download. 3.5G??? Looking around I see
    that it consists of 5 CDRs . What is on these other disks and do I
    need al of them to install. If not what ones do I need.??

    Mutlley, Jun 13, 2006
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    Shane Guest

    I cant speak for SuSe, but you normally only need the one disk, and then may
    download anything further that you require.
    ie. the 5 disks are for every piece of software for every arch, clearly you
    dont need all that

    Normally the first disk is enough to get you started
    Shane, Jun 14, 2006
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    Jasen Betts Guest

    only 5? Debian is 15 (or more?), to install a base system you only need
    the first one, and the second if you want message in a different language)
    the rest are extra applications....

    20 different text editors, 3 word procesorsm, 3 spreeadsheets, 6 or so web
    servers, 5 arkanoid clones, etc...

    (numbers for illustration only, they could easily be higher)

    really you only need a 120Meg network install image, the rest can be
    downloaded from a remote, or local, server.

    Jasen Betts, Jun 14, 2006
  4. Mutlley

    Mutlley Guest

    Thanx. I just downloaded disks 1 and 2 so will install when I get
    some spare time..
    Mutlley, Jun 14, 2006
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