Originally Posted by aldimeneira
Why Novell will want to stop having a evaluation version? Adobe Acrobat Reader, RealNetworks RealPlayer, Sun Java Runtime Environment and Macromedia Flash Player are not free but still are gratis.
Because its easyer that way.
Confusion between OSS, retail and Eval introduced too many dumb questions like which one to get and whats the difference... Naming just wasn't working.
Now with 10.1. you can download SUSE (no OSS or EVAL, just SUSE LINUX) on 5 cds or 1 DVD.
If you want closed source stuff, YOU CAN download an extra CD with all those other stuff or you can download them with YAST/SMART.
So all that you listed is available in the extra add-on cd (6th cd) . If you want the EVAL version you just have to download one extra cd to make your suse non-oss.