My question is what is the difference between downloading SuSe and buying it. What more do you get from buying it or what don't you get from downloading it?
Well to answer your question, you get more stuff if you buy a distro. As my first Linux experience was with Mandrake 8.1 I wanted to buy one since as a
I could not figure out how to burn from an ISO image. I recieved 7 disks. When burned from ISO you only have 3 disks. I also go a couple of manuals
. They were not very helpful. The other 4 disks that came with the distro had other programs like StarOffice etc... (too many to mention). You also get limited free support.
I would venture to say SuSe is very similar when you buy it.