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Re: [SLE] What's the difference?
  • From: Kevanf1 <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 17:23:57 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <7bca46c50511270923p2223fa6ex@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 27/11/05, Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Kevan,
> On Sunday 27 November 2005 04:08, Kevanf1 wrote:
> > Indeed 'is' there any difference between the OSS version of SuSE 10
> > on DVD and Eval version on DVD?
> The commercial, boxed DVD has packages not on the eval DVD.
> > I ask this question because 'Linux Magazine' have announced that they
> > will be shipping the full version of SuSE 10 on DVD, not the OSS
> > version, with their next copy of the magazine. If this is the case
> > it is a big disincentive to buying the boxed version. After all, we
> > no longer get the superb manuals - down to one install manual now -
> > and if you are an experienced SuSE/GNU Linux user then you 'probably'
> > will not need to contact the support line.
> If they're doing that, then presumably it's under some sort of agreement
> with Novell, perhaps including a fee. But that's just a hunch, of
> course.
> > Oh, I believe the magazine is due out on December 2nd in the UK.
> I'm sure the plane tickets from California will more than make up for
> the savings on the DVD from the boxed set... What language do they
> speak in England?
> > Kevan Farmer
> Randall Schulz
> --
Language? I sometimes wonder myself, Randal :-))) Can you get Linux
Magazine in the States? I think that there are some available to you
guys that we don't get. For example, I've not seen Linux Journal over
here. Unless it is available on special order.

To get back to the original topic. I take it, then, there are in fact
three different versions of installable SuSE 10 available. The OSS
version, the downloadable Eval version and then the all singing, all
dancing (isn't it only because it has Java support) boxed retail pay
version. If this is the case why bother with an OSS and an Eval
version? The Eval version could just as easily have been opened up to
the community. Assuming the core product is the same of course.

I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
Take care.
Kevan Farmer

Linux user #373362

34 Hill Street
Cheslyn Hay

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