LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-27-2002, 06:48 PM   #1
psyklops
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: RedHat 9.0
Posts: 216

Rep: Reputation: 30
Is SuSE free?


I thought all versions of linux were free to download. I was looking through the SuSE site and it seems they only offer an "evaluation" for download. Not the full OS? Can someone confirm or deny this?
 
Old 01-27-2002, 06:52 PM   #2
TacKat
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Distribution: LFS
Posts: 90

Rep: Reputation: 15
From http://www.linuxiso.org:

"SuSE has chosen to not make freely available an installable i386/Intel version of their Linux distribution. They do, however, make an installable version available for the Sparc architecture, meaning Sun computers. The i386 version is a demo, uninstallable, evaluation Linux OS."
 
Old 01-27-2002, 06:52 PM   #3
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 255Reputation: 255Reputation: 255
yeah they have it for free, download via FTP... but if you want iso's or cd's, you got to buy, they don't offer iso versions.
 
Old 01-27-2002, 06:56 PM   #4
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 255Reputation: 255Reputation: 255
exact link for FTP: ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/7.3
 
Old 01-27-2002, 07:06 PM   #5
therion12
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: chicago, IL
Distribution: Gentoo 1.4_rc1
Posts: 913

Rep: Reputation: 30
When you do a ftp installation though you have to translate that to xxx.xxx.x.xx format. SuSE IMO isn't worth the money you pay, i've been there, done that so take my word on it.
 
Old 01-27-2002, 07:11 PM   #6
Aussie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Brisvegas, Antipodes
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,590

Rep: Reputation: 56
Free as in beer or free as in speach?......
 
Old 01-27-2002, 07:19 PM   #7
psyklops
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: RedHat 9.0
Posts: 216

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
What a buch of ..... What the hell is SuSE thinking. Kinda pisses me off. Well I heard BSD is king but I also heard its not something you start out with. So it looks like Ill stick with mandy or go back to RH. Are there any other flavors out there that are worth it. Heard slackware is a pain to install for newbies...

I dont know how to convert ftp to xxx.xxx.x.xx Any tutorials out there on this issue. Is it even worth it?

Last edited by psyklops; 01-27-2002 at 07:21 PM.
 
Old 01-27-2002, 07:38 PM   #8
therion12
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: chicago, IL
Distribution: Gentoo 1.4_rc1
Posts: 913

Rep: Reputation: 30
if your in windows just open up a dos prompt and do "ping <address>" and it will show you the number for it.

Yeah, stick for linux and once your comfortable with the command prompt switch over to FreeBSD it is KING! i say KING!!! of all Unix's period.
 
Old 01-27-2002, 07:45 PM   #9
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 255Reputation: 255Reputation: 255
what do you mean you have to ftp in x.x.x.x format.. i am sure any ftp program you can type the name of their ftp site which is ftp.suse.com ?? that works.. just tested it...
 
Old 01-27-2002, 07:52 PM   #10
therion12
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: chicago, IL
Distribution: Gentoo 1.4_rc1
Posts: 913

Rep: Reputation: 30
Nope, when you install SuSE from the floppy disks even if you setup the DHCP server and DNS correctly it still doesnt register correctly. So have the number handy.
 
Old 01-27-2002, 08:01 PM   #11
psyklops
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: RedHat 9.0
Posts: 216

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thanks!
 
Old 01-27-2002, 08:02 PM   #12
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 255Reputation: 255Reputation: 255
you talking about after you start the install from the floppies you need the IP address to install via FTP, maybe since you wouldn't have DNS entries to lookup by name possibly.... but you can FTP to their servers using ftp.suse.com when already connected to net.

Last edited by trickykid; 01-27-2002 at 08:10 PM.
 
Old 01-27-2002, 10:24 PM   #13
therion12
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: chicago, IL
Distribution: Gentoo 1.4_rc1
Posts: 913

Rep: Reputation: 30
I'll tell you this, its tricky.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
suse 9.3 free? friendship7 SUSE / openSUSE 4 04-21-2005 02:08 AM
free SuSe ChrisR(SQL DBA) Linux - Newbie 3 10-06-2004 02:58 PM
SUSE - Free or not??? AMMullan Linux - Distributions 13 11-16-2003 04:12 PM
Suse is FREE? mikeshn Linux - General 38 09-02-2003 10:55 PM
why suse is not free? murshed Linux - Distributions 8 06-20-2002 02:02 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration