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Some general, possibly incredibly stupid newbie questions
  • From: Greg Lentz <glentz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 10:29:53 -0700
  • Message-id: <ieapct4kg028a1d07bj6q063cq2eia1f9o@xxxxxxx>
Thanks to Jerry and all who've been helping me with some of my SuSE
7.1 issues. I have some kernel HOWTO reading to do, so that will
occupy some time.

In the meantime, I have some inane questions:

1. What is the proper pronunciation of SuSE? A student at the school
I work at told me yesterday that it is pronounced soo-say.

2. When building a kernel, do you have to build it from scratch? In
other words, your existing kernel has a bunch of hardware support
built in. In building a kernel, are you adding to that kernel, or are
you building a completey new kernel to (eventually) replace it? My
info so far sorta suggests the latter.

3. I've seen many references to the German list being full of, well,
Linux elitist snobs. What's the deal with the English vs. German
lists?

4. Why do you use SuSE, as opposed to other distributions? I was
attracted to it because I heard the latest version was good for
newbies, though so far, I'm not sure if it's any easier than Mandrake
(my previous distro). But it did seem to run a whole lot faster than
Mandrake on the same machine and the FTP installation from a boot
floppy was pretty swift (and actually faster than the 2 CD install of
Mandrake, if you can believe that).

Thanks.

Greg Lentz

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