Hi Ron, as I understand it this one is free; http://www.suse.de/us/private/download/index.html SuSE offers the possibility to install SuSE Linux free of charge directly from the FTP server. The function scope of FTP versions is virtually the same as that of the "normal" version. Merely a few program packages have been excluded due to license reasons. The installation support is not included either. Updates, Patches, Bug Fixes Here you will find updates for all SuSE Linux versions (axp, i386, ppc) of the last two years. Please note that starting from SuSE Linux 7.1 you can use the automatic update utility YaST Online Update (YOU) in order to update your system. >> more ... XFree86 Updates for SuSE Linux Looking for the latest XFree86 for SuSE Linux or updated graphics card drivers? Here you can find them! ++ There is more on the web site. I think you have to source some of the components that they provide with their pay version. Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. Editor MikesWhatsNews see a sample on my web page http://www.mwn.ca/ <mikeswhatsnews-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=subscribe> A Technical Support Alliance Charter Member *********** REPLY SEPARATOR *********** On 05/05/2003 at 10:46 PM Ron Allen wrote: Monday, May 5, 2003, 10:08:03 PM, you wrote: u> SUSE is a German version of LINUX. They do not allow ISO downloads of their OS. You have to buy a u> boxed version and CD's. I gather the price includes updates and fixes. While SUSE charge for their u> version of LINUX the total cost is still well short of that other well known OS. I thought -- and, please, someone correct me if needed -- that to be in compliance with the copyright law in regards to all distros of Linux that it has to be free for the taking. That's what open source is all about. I suppose I could do my own research, but this is something others on the list may be interested in and someone here already knows the answer. Is it that they don't offer ISO downloads, and so you have to compile your own executables? Or is this a closed-source version of Linux? Thanks, Ron For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.