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Old 05-08-2004, 02:15 PM   #1
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Shall I buy SuSE 9.1 Personal og Professional?


I want to buy SuSE 9.1.

I just wonder what to buy. I know both versions have kernel 2.6.4 and KDE 3.2. I don't need GNOME (only in pro).

So should I go for personal or is there some really good arguments for pro?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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personal does not have any devel tools... so forget about compiling new software.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 02:20 PM   #3
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Serious?

I have never bought SuSE before, only downloaded it from FTP, and that's the personal edition.

In SuSE 8.2 and 9.0 GCC and all compilers and devels for the software has been available.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 02:57 PM   #4
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Their FTP version is different... it's called SuSE Linux and has all the RPMs of SuSE Pro. So it is SuSE Pro just not called Pro.

SuSE Pro and Personal are both retail only versions of SuSE... When you buy the Personal edition it does NOT come with a compiler (gcc) on any of the install CDs. Now I am not sure if you can't download GCC from a third party site... which would make sense.

Take a look.
http://www.suse.com/us/private/produ...pers_prof.html
This is the compairson chart SuSE's own site has...
 
Old 05-08-2004, 04:31 PM   #5
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SUSE offers the possibility to install SUSE LINUX free of charge directly from the FTP server. The function scope of FTP versions is virtually the same as that of the "normal" version.
Hmm... So I should wait to the 4th June when SuSE 9.1 is available on FTP instead of buying personal?
 
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http://www.suse.com/us/private/produ...pers_prof.html
 
Old 05-08-2004, 06:54 PM   #7
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Err I have already posted that link... you are a little to late. But thanks for reading the full thread and adding great information anyway!
 
Old 05-08-2004, 07:09 PM   #8
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Err I have already posted that link
Yep, I passed right by it at the bottom of your post.

How about this one?
http://www.suse.com/en/private/produ...interview.html
The last question being relevant to this thread.

Last edited by 2damncommon; 05-08-2004 at 07:11 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 08:53 AM   #9
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Thanks for your answers, but you didn't answer my question:

If I wait until the 4th June, and then download the FTP version, will there be compilers available in that version?

In SuSE 8.2 and 9.0 compilers and development tools have been available in the FTP install... Is it so now too?
 
Old 05-09-2004, 11:22 AM   #10
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yes
 
Old 05-09-2004, 11:45 AM   #11
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Ok

It's a bit strange that the free version includes more than the non-free.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 01:49 PM   #12
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You are paying for the support... you get free phone/email support for like 90 days.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 04:47 PM   #13
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Ok.

BTW, I just downloaded the LiveCD and booted it. Wow! I'm totally in love. Kernel 2.6.4 and KDE 3.2 straight from the CD. Very nice.

Will be used to get my friends over to Linux!
 
Old 05-09-2004, 06:41 PM   #14
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I know... it has not left my CD drive for almost two weeks... my uptime is almost a week. I just can't bring myself to stop using this liveCD. It's really good.

Sadly I will be taking the cd out of my drive for the first time because I am about to do a stage 1 Gentoo install and test it out. (I am looking at different distros.

I will be buying SuSE, and using it as my main desktop OS.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 09:58 AM   #15
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Wow, using a LiveCD for a week is not bad

And again, what a great LiveCD/distro.
 
  


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