So overnight, the SUSE Live evaluation iso got downloaded.
Burnt it to a CD, rebooted from that CD ……
Now call me a picky git, tell me I’m spoilt from years of using Windows, tell me that Linux really is not trying to be a real alternative to the M$ empire, but don’t you think that supporting a mouse would have been just a tiny little bit useful ?
Even the Knoppix CD supported the mouse – and it’s an optical one too.
I actually have 2 mice plugged in – 1 usb (optical) the other ps/2 (cheapo dell) and SUSE didn’t see either on boot. At all.
Now I’m going to persevere with this – I really do want to see what all this Linux fuss is about – but come on, if they are going to promote their evaluation CD’s as something that will give you a glimpse of how great Linux is, then surely putting the M into WIMP isn’t too great a task ?
Back to Knoppix in a few, and this time with a line between here and the router – see what happens then ….
Oh well ….. at least I got to relearn keyboard controls for a few minutes …