Re: Free SuSE 9.1 "personal edition" ISO available
From: imotgm (imotgm_REMOVE_at_invalid-yahoo.com)
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 19:39:07 GMT
On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 14:04:12 -0400, wrote:
> I should have known. It's just a 'demo' that you run from the CDROM
> and if you like it, you get to PAY (all over again in my case, as I
> a Personal 8.2 kit just over a year ago).
If you were intelligent enough to comprehend what you read, you'd know it
is an installable OS. Please try again;
How to use the SUSE LINUX 9.1 Personal CD-iso image:
1. Download the ISO file SUSE-9.1-personal-x86.iso from the public ftp
server or ftp.suse.com mirror of your choice. For this you will need
about 702 MB of storage space.
2. Use a burning application of your choice to burn the ISO file to a
blank CD-R/CD-RW. Select the option that allows burning a CDROM image
and/or a iso9669 filesystem.
3. Insert the CD in your CD or DVD drive and boot your system from it. The
regular SUSE Linux 9.1 personal installation starts.
4. Test your new SUSE LINUX and take a look at the office, e-mail, Internet,
photograph management, and other applications.
5. Impressed? Then visit the SUSE home page and order your full Personal
version with detailed documentation and free installation support. Or
order your SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional Update version.
> Thanks but no thanks SuSE. I'm headed back to a free distro of Linux
> (e.g. Mandrake, who allow you to download a 3 CD set). I'll be damned
> if I'm gonna PAY for a new kitted copy of Linux every year or two, just
> to keep upgraded.
Nobody demanded payment. The SUGGESTION was made that you could get dead
tree documentation, and support, if you purchased either the Personal, or
the Professional, boxed edition,
Once installed, if support, or dead trees, are not desired, the Personal
can be upgraded to almost all of the Professional, from any Suse mirror,
without having to d/l any more .iso images. That's about as free as free
> (Hell, even Win-XP become less expensive than SuSE, because SP1 and SP2
> are free. So, I can upgrade my 2-year-old Win-XP Pro system for nothing,
> just by downloading the free SP2.
That's not an upgrade; it's a feeble attempt to fix a horribly flawed
system, and itself, introduces newer flaws.
Upgrades, in the Windows world would be, Win95 to Win98, Win98 to Win98SE,
Win98SE to WinME, Win98 to Win2K, Win2K to WinXP, or any other
combination. Were any of those free for you? If they were, M$ owes me a
refund, as I, and the rest of the world, had to pay.
> Sure, maybe a Linux super-heavy-guru can figure out how to upgrade a
> Linux kernel and all the dependent drivers and apps, but us mere mortals
> are clearly better off with either Mandrake [full 3 CD-set] or Windows.)
You have not yet advanced to the status of "mere mortal". Your post shows
clear evidence of "ignorant Win-troll", at best.