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



On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 18:05, Buck wrote:
> According to the SuSE rep, the Professional, Pro Upgrade and Personal
> CD-ROMs may be copied and distributed as long as there is no profit
> involved.  That was this afternoon while I have been addressing these
> questions.  

Which would be no different than RH's requirements. You can *give* away
the discs all you want on the comparable installments of RH. When we are
talking about Enterprise stuff, however, well see my other post for teh
details.

Thus, when comparing RHEL to SuSE personal something is more than fishy.
Of course, since we want as close as possible, to compare to
Person/Professional we need to compare those to Fedora. 

A. Can you give it away/freely redistributable? 
B. Can you sell it? 

Fedora:
A: Yes
B. Yes

SuSE:
A: Yes[1]
B: No



Also note that personal does not come with Apache, LDAP client/server,
NIS/NFS Server, "Development tools". Their guide also list sit as only
having "Basic " "security software".

So again, it is not an accurate comparison. Looking at their "Support"
... two words come to mind: "dime" and "nickel" - and not necessarily in
that order. Install a 2rd party app on personal and they quit
"supporting" you. Select anything other than default, and they don't
help you.
http://www.suse.com/us/private/support/inst_support/support_overview.html


Bill

[1] You can't make any money whatsoever doing it, thus doing it for a
client is out. This is for Yast, dunno about Yast2. Even then it is a
maybe, it depends on what software is bundled with it. So far the only
confirmation is from a *Sales* rep, not a legal rep.



-- 
Bill Anderson
RHCE #807302597505773
bill noreboots com






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