Hello, my cheap (but new) netbook still runs on windows xp sp3. But I am wildly decided, having open suse to get run. I have the light suspicion, that linux runs in a technical better way. As soon as I can afford the 65 Euro to buy the DVD-package open suse linux 11.1, I would take a try.
There is one question: momentarily I am accessing internet with an usb stick over radio waves. This is an Eplus-contract with flatrate, 18 Euro per month.
I could guess, internet access would make problems. Because an Eplus servicelady told me, they have the sticks only for mac and windows.
DO YOU KNOW MORE? PLEASE HELP!
greetings, solong, sincerely
volkey = Volkmar Eckardt from Stuttgart, Germany
(A last question by the side: where is the German written forum?)
as others have said, you can download OpenSuse for zero euros; either as a liveCD; (900M); install to a computer, and pull the rest down from there; or download a liveDVD; burn that; (8G?) and install from there;
if you use a USB modem for internet, there is a network/wireless forum that can advise; see if the provider knows which device is used for their internet connection:many work fine on linux;
eg the Huawei E220 seems to be work well with OpenSuse;folks can help with getting it working;Vodafone use the E220 it seems;
if you downloaded a live CD; (free);booted that up; you could check if your USB stick works from that; if it does, it should encourage you;
hi PDC_2, thanks a lot for Your hints. What I need to understand, is, can I still access internet by the two year contract with Eplus. This is a flatrate and I can access internet any time by only paying one rate per month 18 Euro.
In the current I access internet with Huawei 160.
Internetdownloading of open suse had result: after about ten minutes the dialogue window told, the server was reset. (I think the stick connection is too slow to download). Also some downloading instruction told about a second computer I would need, to start linux in a network-connection.
Would be best taking the 65 Euro to buy a DVD.
Sincerely, and thanks for Your help
Volkey, Volkmar Eckardt, Stuttgart;):\