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JnPson 01-07-2013 08:09 AM

Is Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 (MES5) free or do I only have an evaluation version?
 
I have installed MES5 on one server to test it. It has everything I need to build a working Linux network and I want to run it in production.
I installed it without any serialnumber or key. I downloaded the ISO from Mandriva and now I'm worried that it may be an evaluation version of MES5. Or could it be that I can run it as long as I need and want, but without the possibilty of running updates?
Thank in advance
Jon

TobiSGD 01-07-2013 08:14 AM

MES is not a free product, you have to pay for updates and support (299€ a year, 799€ for three years). You most likely have an evaluation version (after registration one month free updates).
http://store.mandriva.com/product_in...roducts_id=433

JnPson 01-07-2013 05:01 PM

Thank you TobiSGD for you quick respond. I will have to look for another free linux distribution, one that can be as easily configured as Mandriva.
Suggestions are welcome.
/Jon

TobiSGD 01-07-2013 05:11 PM

I have never tried MES (I somehow don't like RPM distros), I would choose Debian or Slackware for a server.

JnPson 01-07-2013 05:32 PM

I have tried Debian and I like it very much, but I'm having trouble making it a domain controller for my windows computers. I would rather use Debian over Mandriva. I haven't tried Slackware.
/Jon


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