I have an old SuSE Linux box running SuSE 9! as my Web, FTP, SSH and Samba servers. Its been switched on 24/7/365 since version 9 was released!
I have a WinXP Pro box that is allso getting old.
Both are working without issues at present.
However both will need replacing eventually and as WinVista and Win7 replace WinXP my SuSE Linux 9 samba server has compatibility issues with logging in these windows versions when creating maped drives for the transfer of data etc back and fourth.
Seriously thinking of replacing both computers with one SuSE linux box but i have questions:
Does SuSE Linux support 4 or 8GB memory?
Does SuSE Linux support the latest AMD Quad Core Processors running a 64bit version of SuSE?
Should i get an AMD mobo with ATI or nVidia Chipsets?
Should i get an nVidia or an ATI graphics card
Some of the next questions may seem stupid but i need to be sure, as i’m not a regular linux user. Since i installed SuSE 9 on my current box and set it all up all i do with it is add an occasional virtual host for web hosting and a little perl / cgi scripting.
Can i burn Windows ISO images to CD’s and DVD’s for use on M$ windows computers (Avira’s RescueCD, Hiren’s BootCD?
Can i burn windows applications and service packs etc to discs for use on windows computers?
Can i edit these M$ Windows iso images before burning to disc (add additional directories containing windows executables, Anti Virus, Anti Malware tools etc)?
Are there any Internet browser issues with online banking?
Are there any browser / OS issues when using credit cards online that are registered with clicksafe and securecode security services?
Are there any browser issues with internet radio streaming, currently use ie8 with wmp as its pluggin to listen to bbc radio 2, 3 and classic fm?