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Old 09-22-2005, 10:13 AM   #1
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Downloading Suse 9.3


Hi, I want to try out Suse 9.3. I have been on the download section of linux questions and have tried downloading it. Halfway during the download I saw that I was downloading four iso that were over 700mb. Can suse only be downloaded onto dvd? I was going to burn the images to blank 700mb cds.

Also I saw on the suse website that you have to buy suse. How come you can download it on linux questions for free?
 
Old 09-22-2005, 11:21 AM   #2
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I don't know about the Linuxquestions ISO version, but you need to go to http://www.opensuse.org

That's the free one. There is also a commercial version, which is the one you're looking at. Don't ask me what the differences are because I don't know. I currently use OpenSuSE 9.3 and things are running great!

And yes, there is a DVD download you can do. It's about 4GB. I don't know about burning the 4 individual ISO's to a DVD.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:00 PM   #3
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The LQ ISOs are perfectly legal. SUSE release their distributions through conventional media and the internet. The internet download version is free, but you don't get any customer support.

The download page is here:
http://www.novell.com/products/linux...nux/index.html
The "eval" version is the proper version. It's not trialware or anything like that.

The eval is a DVD ISO, so you may have to resort to bit-torrent to get the CD version.

Also, if you have a broadband connection, you can download the data on the fly as you install SUSE. The FTP version consists of a small (<50 MB) boot CD that dowloads only what you need based upon what you choose to install (KDE or GNOME for example).
 
  


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