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Old 11-14-2003, 05:14 AM   #1
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SUSE - Free or not???


Hey all

I have been trying to get a copy of SUSE but damn I can't find whole CD's for it, if ya go to their site u can only download the SRPM's and stuffed if i'm gonna sit there for days just to get it lol

Does anyone know where there are CD images?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:47 AM   #2
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SuSE don't provide CD images if you're using x86. You have to either buy the boxed version, do the FTP install or go for another distro.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:19 AM   #3
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P2P
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:23 AM   #4
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hmmm didn't think of p2p, thanks crashmeister
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:34 AM   #5
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Had the same problem myself - p2p and legal downloads just doesn't come to mind at first
 
Old 11-14-2003, 10:18 AM   #6
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Another question that came to my mind:
If I download my copy of linux from p2p or bought it from ebay with a very cheap price, is it legal to distribute it to my friends or install it at work ???
 
Old 11-14-2003, 10:57 AM   #7
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what about http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=2
 
Old 11-14-2003, 11:12 AM   #8
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I thought it would be illegal to download it even for yourself with p2p but in another thread someone came up with a statement from a Suse guy (supposedly) that it is not encouraged to share it but also not illegal.If you really want to clear that up you could try to email Suse about it.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 11:19 AM   #9
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I think that if it's a free piece of software then you're aloud to download it from anywhere (but not sure).

And if you download it from P2P instead of SUSEs FTP site then it's better for them because it doesn't waste their bandwidth.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 04:37 PM   #10
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any places where i can download the actual installation CD images?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:25 PM   #11
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XtremeWarrior is right, full iso's are available at http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=2

As for a question earlier asked -

"If I download my copy of linux from p2p or bought it from ebay with a very cheap price, is it legal to distribute it to my friends or install it at work ???"

Yes of course, linux is open-source so yup... now that redhat's gone pay (BOO!!! ) i doubt ya can with them but hey who cares, apparently SUSE is better for the desktop and for appearances sake... AND now that Novell are buying SUSE it could mean even more beautiful thing


 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:30 PM   #12
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hmmm just noticed that it's only SUSE 8.2 at LinuxISO.com... whoops :P
 
Old 11-15-2003, 06:25 AM   #13
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you can also download redhat from ftp.redhat.com :
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/9/en/iso/i386/
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:12 PM   #14
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Re: SUSE - Free or not???

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Originally posted by AMMullan
Hey all

I have been trying to get a copy of SUSE but damn I can't find whole CD's for it, if ya go to their site u can only download the SRPM's and stuffed if i'm gonna sit there for days just to get it lol

Does anyone know where there are CD images?
SUSE LINUX for i386 Live-Eval
SUSE makes the live-eval version of SUSE LINUX available for download as an ISO image. This version runs entirely from the bootable CD and is not installed on the hard disk.

If you want to get to know SUSE LINUX or test if your hardware is fully supported, the live-eval version is the right choice for you.

The ISO image is located in the respective directory under ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/

Sometimes German Magazines have a ful version on DVD (8.3)
Linux Intern 3/03 Oktober /December

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