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Old 10-05-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
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wheres the free SuSe?


Ive heard that you can get Linux for free typically. However, on the SuSe site, it only has links to purchase the latest version. What am I missing here?
 
Old 10-05-2004, 10:05 AM   #2
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http://iso.linuxquestions.org/search...by=distro_name
You can download the free version of SuSE from here.
The free version is the one SuSE tag as the 'personal' version - which is one iso cd. If you want the pro version, you have to buy or do an ftp install.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 10:15 AM   #3
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thx
 
Old 10-05-2004, 11:03 AM   #4
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One example of a major distribution that is completely free is Debian.

You can review distros at http://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 10-05-2004, 11:41 AM   #5
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i thought that only the FTP install of Suse was free? You can buy it off of ebay for like 15 bucks.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 11:52 AM   #6
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that just changed recently, they now offer the personal version free as well.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:38 PM   #7
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Do not bother downloading the personal edition of Suse 9.1. I tried that. It doesn't even come with development tools, so you can't recompile a custom kernel (a favorite Linux past time), and you can't compile software from source.

Instead, try Mandrake or Fedora to start off. Or, figure out how to get your hands on Suse Professional. The personal edition is awful.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 01:05 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Linux24
Do not bother downloading the personal edition of Suse 9.1. I tried that. It doesn't even come with development tools, so you can't recompile a custom kernel (a favorite Linux past time), and you can't compile software from source.

Instead, try Mandrake or Fedora to start off. Or, figure out how to get your hands on Suse Professional. The personal edition is awful.
SuSE personal comes w/ development tools. What tools were you looking for?

You sure can compile from source. You can't use YaST to install the self-compiled code, but you still can install it yourself.

As for compiling the kernel, I havn'e tried it. But I know that you do have the option of installing the kernel source. And since you have gcc, I don't see why you couldn't.
 
  


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