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Re: [SLE] Do you buy the boxed set this time around?
  • From: Chaitanya Chalasani <chaitanya.chalasani@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 14:59:02 +0530
  • Message-id: <200604031459.02258.chaitanya.chalasani@xxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 02 April 2006 09:32, Greg Wallace wrote:
> When 10.0 came out, there was much discussion about the fact that you no
> longer got the Admin manual, just a, more or less, SuSE Linux for Dummies
> User Guide (okay, maybe it's a little better than that (or not as good?)).
> Many people were saying they should have just downloaded the software and
> not bought the retail version, since many of them were buying the retail
> version, at least in part, because of the nice handy Admin manual that came
> with it (though the matter was then raised as to how someone should be
> paying something to Novell to support the efforts being made by to improve
> the product). I guess this whole issue will be front and center again with
> the upcoming release. Buy the boxed set, or download, that is the
> question. Then again, I don't recall whether the downloads were actually a
> "legitimate" way of obtaining the product or not, though it would seem that
> Novell would not be in the business of giving away something they were
> simultaneously selling(?).
> Greg Wallace

I Have been buying the suse box through online order from suse and novel since
9.0 and I will definitly go for the box for 10.1 as well. I never ever used
the user and admin manuals so doesn't matter for me if the ship the manual
along with the software or not.

Chaitanya Chalasani

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