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Old 11-20-2003, 01:18 PM   #1
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Post Difference between buying SuSe vs Downloading It?


I have just found out that red hat is discontinuing support in April 2003 and leaving the consumer end business.
I have been looking at SuSe to replace red hat. 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?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 02:08 PM   #2
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SuSE can only be downloaded as a Live Evaluation Version (like knoppix). I can say as a recent convert from RH 9 that SuSE 9 pro is totally worth the money. It has better hardware support and a prettier skin on KDE. Try the eval, you will be hooked. I sure was...
 
Old 11-20-2003, 03:00 PM   #3
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FTP! FTP!! FTP!!! I consider that download!!!!

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Originally posted by Pcghost
SuSE can only be downloaded as a Live Evaluation Version (like knoppix). I can say as a recent convert from RH 9 that SuSE 9 pro is totally worth the money. It has better hardware support and a prettier skin on KDE. Try the eval, you will be hooked. I sure was...
/me bangs his head against a wall:"SuSE can be obtained via FTP!!!! Stop saying it can't be downloaded, or only as Live-Eval!"


http://www.suse.de/us/private/download/suse_linux/



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-20-2003, 11:46 PM   #4
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Sorry Tink. My mistake. The personal version can be downloaded.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 12:20 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 12:34 AM   #6
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I downloaded it cuz i dont have the money to fork over ( one reason linux is cooler, its free) There's a page called Linux Documentation project and yea, thats all you need. Manual and info pages are enlightful and wabam. Your a linux guru.. heh sort of
 
  


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