I have an old dell Inspiron laptop, 7500, Pentium III, 450mhz, with a 4.2GB HD, running windows 2000.
I only want to use the laptop for web browsing & maybe basic office type apps (Open Office), is the spec sufficient for this????
It won't be the fastest thing around, but it should be capable of running Suse. I have an old Pavilion 4435 with a 400MHz Celeron and 3.? GB hard drive that has run Suse, Ubuntu, and an old Mandrake (now Mandriva) distro just fine.
Give it a try and see, you've got nothing to lose. If you're given more than one installation option, use the one that lets Suse automatically partition the hard drive and see what happens. (4.1GB is bigger than I remember.)
The DVD Will have all software available but if you do a selective installation and remove many of the packages you don't use, you should get OpenSuse10.x to use up about 2GB max. It will fit on that machine but does the machine even have a DVD-Rom drive? Do you have a DvD Burner?
Go for the CD install instead.
Base CDs (choose one)
CD-KDE (695 MB)
CD-GNOME (665 MB)
Add-On CD (optional)
Non-Open Source Software (476 MB)