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Re: [SLE] SuSE 7 Deluxe
- From: grimmer@xxxxxxx (Lenz Grimmer)
- Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 19:03:11 +0200 (CEST)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0008011853010.4258-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, Nadeem Hasan wrote:
> I don't know what prompted SuSE to do this but it doesn't look very
> good to me. I think the fact that you had such big collection of apps
> at such a good price made SuSE very attractive.
And a nightmare for the beginner, who is totally confused by the sheer
amount of packages, I would like to add.
> Its no longer the case though. Now, with the splitting of the distro,
> it has lost a lot of value which it had. I always disliked RedHat for
What makes you think so? If you still want to have the bells and whistles,
go for the Professional version.
> For the benefit of all of us here, could you please explain the idea
> behind this move? I don't think any one here on the list is happy with
> this split. It would force most of us not to buy the box but wait for
> the FTP download, which is always very late. RedHat does better here.
> Their distro is available at the FTP site before or no later than a
> new release.
The ftp version will be the same as before, including all the packages
from the full (now Professional) version. We just created a new product
for the newbie, that just comes with an assorted selection of packages -
this is the Personal Edition. The "old" version now simply has a new
name, more manuals and more support.
> Maybe your marketing guys have a very valid reasons. But do you guys
> really think the boxes would give you enough revenue?
> Most of us don't even need all those manuals you are giving. We just
> need the CDs. Now, forcing us to pay more than what we should isn't
> new to me. I think I have seen it before. I thought it would never
> happen to me again.
Then go for the upgrade version, which only consists of the 6 CDs and a
small booklet. I am sure, it will be sold it in the US, too.
> I am very disappointed by all this. SuSE will never be the same for me
> again. I don't think I will ever buy a box now.
Sorry if you think about it like that - but I cannot do anything about
this. IMHO the splitting has some good reasons. Of course it is always a
pain, if things change. I hope I was able to give you some background
about the reasons behind all this.
Lenz Grimmer SuSE GmbH
mailto:grimmer@xxxxxxx Schanzaeckerstr. 10
http://www.suse.de/~grimmer/ 90443 Nuernberg, Germany
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