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re: Re: [SLE] 9.1 Personal and lack of Gnome
  • From: brooksfamily@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 10:05:22 -0500
  • Message-id: <200405281505.i4SF5Ms07102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Vinay Ramnath <v.ramnath@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"Well ok, you think it is not nice, it think it is. You can think of more
uses for it. For example if you currently use an other operating system
and want to get used to SuSE (and KDE) before completely switching over,
you can use the demo for that. There are probably more uses for it. I
don't think it is a waste."

Again: agree to disagree. Live demo is available for free to download and burn to cd. Why pay for it? It would seem that a better strategy would be to make the demo available for free download like they do and sell a demo cd for a nominal fee $3.00 or something (if AOL can mail cd's for free to everyone in the universe, surely SuSE can get by on such a small fee?) and package extra software on a second cd. People who need to have a live cd version to use on systems that aren't their own can download it and burn a copy for themselves. Others without that ability can simply order a pre-made cd.

"SuSE will probably soon make some GNOME-rpm's available for 9.1 just
like they did for the older versions. Just have a little patience."

It's ok: I haven't reverted to 9.0 and thrown away my 9.1 personal disk or anything. It's functional and I'll continue to use it because I know that I can get what I want later. Is a 25% savings in cost really all that great when you're getting around 50% less software?

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