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SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 Administrator's Handbook by Jacques Beland, Peter Kuo

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Chapter 1 Installing SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server

In the beginning, the Linux operating system was mostly used as a teaching tool at colleges and universities and by home hobbyists. Over the years, however, Linux has evolved from a “Unix kernel clone/hobby project” into a robust, full-featured commercial product that is sold to millions of users around the world every year. Yet, to this day Linux remains an open system: Its source code is freely available, and Linux development is open to anyone who has the expertise and the energy to become involved.

Starting around 2002, Linux began receiving a great deal of attention as an alternative to the security-plagued Microsoft Windows operating system, both at the desktop and at the server level. ...

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