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RE: Fedora and the System Administrator -- are my assumptions on SuSE incorrect?



Quoting Buck <RHList towncorp net>:
> For me, SuSE is more affordable, has long term maintenance and an
> option for a long term stable product compatible with the rest.
> For $50 ($10 less than the Red Hat Network) I get an original disc,
> I can copy and distribute it for free, and I can install it on all
> the computers I desire.

Whoa whoa whoa whoa ... wait a second!  Now I understand my query here on a Red 
Hat list about SuSE might not be appropriate, but I'm going to go ahead and 
make it -- prompting for any corrections to my assumptions.

I am currently very much under the belief that SuSE CDs (at least through 8.x) 
are very much _not_ redistributable!  Yes, you can pull down 
a "redistributable" version via packages from the Internet, but I have _never_ 
seen a SuSE CD (or CD image) that wasn't either a "commercial shrink wrap" for 
a single (or finite number of) system, or an "evaluation."

SuSE's distro relies on non-100% redistributable components.  Now you _may_ be 
able to install it on a number of systems with your purchase, but that is also 
the case with Sun StarOffice as well -- you can_not_ simply "redistribute" it 
freely.

Am I mistaken on SuSE???


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