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Old 03-28-2009, 03:52 AM   #1
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Free version of SLES


Just like there is are free versions of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) which are binary compatible with it: CentOS, Scientific Linux, etc, is there anything like that for SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server)?
 
Old 03-28-2009, 07:33 AM   #2
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http://www.novell.com/products/server/eval.html explains it with: NOTE: The only limitation of this evaluation software is the duration of your free access to update.novell.com. So what I think you should understand is the difference of "free" in relation to availability and a vendors business model (in terms of support).
 
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OpenSUSE is the community version of Suse and is available for no cost.
 
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Surely OpenSuSe is not directly comparable? Just like Fedora and RHEL
 
Old 03-29-2009, 11:53 AM   #5
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Can't see why not, the commands don't change and Linux is Linux, a desktop version can easily convert to a server version and vice versa. It's really down to what you want to do.
 
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While they can perform the same tasks, they don't have the same security lifecycle, nor third-party certification (if that matters to you )
 
  


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