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Re: [opensuse] This is FOSS. Its FREE!
On October 8, 2016 1:00:39 AM PDT, Richard Brown <RBrownCCB@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 8 October 2016 at 02:17, Larry Stotler <larrystotler@xxxxxxxxx>

I personally would not have a problem paying a small yearly
fee($20-50) for a stable long term support version(5 years at least)
of an OS that did what I needed and supported my (generally older)
hardware. I used OS/2 before coming to linux, and DOS and CP/M
that. Even macOS is now free to upgrade to a new version.


Have you heard of an operating system called SUSE Linux Enterprise

It's a stable long term supported distribution with over 5 years of
support, and as an 'Enterprise' product supports a very wide range of
hardware, including generally older hardware.

It's available under an annual subscription model, costing $50 a year

Yup, bought that too, but was all Gnome and didn't even keep up with the timely
releases of office suites we bought it to run.

There might have been a reason it was all Gnome, since that was back in the
KDE4 wars era. Could be suse was smart enough not to eat it's own dogfood.

It was generally regarded as a rip off by those customers who ended up using it.

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