[24hoursupport] Re: history-web bug? SuSE free

  • From: "Mike" <mikebike@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 21:10:52 -0700


Hi Ron,
as I understand it this one is free;
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
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.
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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?



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