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Old 09-01-2005, 10:15 AM   #1
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NOVELL SuSE Linux Professional V9.3 Student Academic Version - Retail


Does anyone use this. and if so is there a difference between that one and the normal suse 9.3 professional?

its 1/2 the price of the normal one and i cant seem to find it on novell's site.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 03:11 AM   #2
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You realize that SuSE Professional can be downloaded for free from the SuSE ftp sites and mirrors, right?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 03:33 AM   #3
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No difference! On Academic version you have more educational softwares, which, in fact can be also downloaded from suse.com and linux software sites.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 10:32 AM   #4
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Come on, let the guy pays so that Suse site can have some money to maintain its servers for us continue our free downloads.

Seriously the retail version has books, manuals, source code and binary programs ready made. Beats waiting hours for 5CDs.

Had a retail version of 9.1 professional myself and it served me well to start Linux but the the Suse 10 was a recent download.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 06:09 AM   #5
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Come on, let the guy pays so that Suse site can have some money to maintain its servers for us continue our free downloads.
There is no need for that! IBM sells servers with preinstalled SuSE Enterprise Server to companies. It pays well to Novell
 
Old 09-04-2005, 10:15 AM   #6
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well when u buy it u get more software such as drivers for ati that " work " for suse 9.3
supposedly that is ..
 
Old 09-04-2005, 10:22 AM   #7
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well when u buy it u get more software such as drivers for ati that " work " for suse 9.3
supposedly that is ..
Are you sure about this? Are the driver any different from the ones that you can get here: ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/linux/suse/ftp.sus.../X/ATI/suse93/ ?

And what is the software you can't download? Just curious!
 
Old 09-04-2005, 10:31 AM   #8
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in fact my suse works on Laptop without original ati drivers just perfectly.
readout:
will@SuSE:~> glxgears
2359 frames in 5.0 seconds = 471.800 FPS
2729 frames in 5.0 seconds = 545.800 FPS
2752 frames in 5.0 seconds = 550.400 FPS
2726 frames in 5.0 seconds = 545.200 FPS
2748 frames in 5.0 seconds = 549.600 FPS

will@SuSE:~>
 
Old 09-04-2005, 10:36 AM   #9
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Well I have a retailed Suse 9.1 pro and a free down of Suse 10. Didn't use any driver (never bother in any of the system).

I am sure there are deeper difference when I get to it. So far with the retailed version I can log in as root at the beginning but the free version requires me to log in as non-root but can be switched over after booted to the desktop.

Free Mandriva and Ubuntu are similar and less flexible than Suse too.

I recommend a retail version if the user is new to Linux and needs a set of manuals to get by. Buying a text book based on Red Hat isn't going to be very apropriate.

The best approach if I have to do it again is to buy "Linux in a nutshell" and get the free download.
 
  


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