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What is the difference between the FREE version of SUSE you can download and the one you can BUY from www.novell.com This is my first Linux, I would prefer not ...
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- 07-18-2006 #1
Free SUSE vs Comercial SUSE
What is the difference between the
FREE version of SUSE you can download
the one you can BUY from www.novell.com
This is my first Linux, I would prefer not to spend any money… I just bought a new computer (I’m in debt as is)
- 07-18-2006 #2
In the grand scheme of things, not much. There is a page dedicated to questions like this on the OpenSuSE website:
Basically the big thing you get when you purchase SuSE is support. You get the right to call up Novell and ask for help for a set amount of time (90 days if I remember correctly). You also get printed manuals.
- 07-18-2006 #3
So all the plug-ins for Flash/Java etc. I can also download for free? And is it legal?
- 07-18-2006 #4Originally Posted by Mr.Panda
http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/254/42/"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
- 07-18-2006 #5Originally Posted by Mr.Panda
The general opinion I've heard (and it's just that, I'm not a lawyer) is that most US residents don't care and they download MP3 and DVD support anyway. The latest version of XMMS (an mp3 playing application similar to WinAmp) contains the ability to play MP3s out of the box, provided you download the package from their website rather than off the Novell SuSE CDs.
- 07-21-2006 #6
last question... can anyone link me to a good and up to date download of SUSE in CD (not DVD) format
there are SO MANY download places out there, i want to make sure I'm getting the best version of the system.
- 07-21-2006 #7
- 07-21-2006 #8
hah.. sorry one more
I have Athlon 64 does it mean i have to use a 64-bit SUSE? that is "x86-64"
I read so many times that 64 bit SUSE is still unstable in some ways... and I'm a noobie so i don't need extra problems.
Can i use "x86" instead of "x86-64" and run 32 bit on my Athlon 64 machine?
- 07-21-2006 #9
Originally Posted by Mr.Panda
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I would download the 32-bit version.
- 07-21-2006 #10Originally Posted by Mr.Panda