Where Do I Start?
Different groups of PC users have different needs—so how do you decide which to move onto Linux first? Because everyone at SUSE uses Linux, we're a little biased, but many of our customers tell us that desktop Linux is a better fit for some users than others.
Click on any of the user types below to learn more about them and to learn which of our desktops is best suited for those users.
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Description: General-purpose users require the most flexibility because the category comprises literally thousands of use cases and is a catch-all of individually managed systems. General-purpose users require support for a diverse range of applications including high-end games, tools for multimedia, basic office automation, home accounting and tax preparation, web, instant messaging, photo management and editing and many others. These are not power users, however, and they do not require complex functions such as scripting.
General-purpose users do expect trouble-free interoperation with printers, scanners, business card readers, external hard drives, digital cameras, portable digital music players, webcams and various other serial and USB-based devices—all simultaneously from one machine. They are increasingly adding second and third computers and expect simple connectivity and secure file sharing over wireless and wired networks.
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Example: A home-based eBay business operator. She uses an accounting package to manage the family budget and her business finances. Her son also uses the same computer to do homework, download MP3s and play games.
* In some General-Purpose User solutions additional products may be required.
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