SUSE Saturday some Details

some general notes about PSNUG:

The idea for SUSE Saturday came about at a PSNUG meeting. We want to introduce SUSE Linux to new users (Mac/Windows users) who would like to expand their knowledge about Linux. These are INTRODUCTION level classes.

  • Week 1: Intro to SuSE -Installation, Desktop, KDE, GNOME, Installation lab
  • Week 2: Overview of Desktop features -Internet Connections, YaST, Firefox, and other applications, Desktop lab
  • Week 3: Review then Overview of Networking services -Samba, NFS, troubleshooting IP connectivity, Networking lab
  • Bring your home computer or laptop to install and configure SUSE Linux. Don't have a system to bring? Just let us know and we can have a system for you to use for the day. (Also, if you don't want to carry a monitor and keyboard, we can provide them for you to use for the day.)

    MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: most any machine made this century

  • CPU - both AMD and Intel (32 or 64 bit)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 5 GB Hard drive space minimum
  • obviously we can't guarantee successful installation - but we have had members install on most types of machines and even G4 Mac.

    IF you can find what is called a "Live CD" from most any Linux distrobution, you can boot from this Live CD (will not add anything to your local hard disk) and see what works. If this Live CD works, then you can install Linux onto your hard disk. AND even if it doesn't work flawlessly, you may find that a hard disk installation will work as it may have the missing hardware drivers.

  • You can do your own research at then you will find Hardware Compatibility List link. Other hardware may well work, but may not be listed. You might help update this list? And other linux web-sites might have more information about what hardware works.
    Email to Ed and/or Renee (they usually want at least 4 people) and when enough people show interest, they will Email you to confirm the next class. Which one do you want? 1, 2 or 3 or all?
    "Ed & Renee Serreze" kscope.serreze At

    See Calendar page for more details and other offerings. This series will likely use openSUSE, but may show Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop -SLED or Suse Linux Enterprise Server -SLES.