Novell & Open Source
lsorenson at novell.com
Thu Feb 17 16:21:25 MST 2005
I've been using NLD for almost 4 months. It's coming along very nice.
The newest version has been really solid for the week I've been running
>>> bddorner at yahoo.com 02/17/05 3:14 PM >>>
If it is for a business then I would look at NLD,
Novell Linux Desktop. It is based on suse and is
structured for businesses. It also costs less. Take a
look at their web site, it has cost evaluations and
other information that bosses seem to like.
--- Eric Jensen <eric at emstraffic.com> wrote:
> I already downloaded the standard Suse along with
> many other distros so
> I could try them out. Nobody is really shocked or
> appauled that Suse or
> any other distro costs money, we pay for RedHat
> Enterprise for all of
> our servers right now. I commented on the price
> because I was wanting
> to try Suse and wanted to hear about the features
> that would make that
> $90 worth while for me. Especially if Suse will be
> the distro for all
> of our workstations. I would have to turn around
> and list the same
> reasons to my boss if I were to try and convince him
> of the purchace as
> well. Always have to justify the cost.
> Bradley Dorner wrote:
> >Why are people talking about $90 for Suse. There
> >other distros that also cost, in some cases more
> >that. I have heard a lot about how much it costs or
> >licensing requires you to buy at some point.
> >I downloaded the iso's, no license agreement found
> >there and no cost other then my internet connection
> >fee. I also downloaded the cd boot image so that I
> >could install via ftp. I have seen no license
> >agreement there and no cost either.
> >If you want linux for free, including suse,
> >it. If you want the support, then buy it. Buying a
> >distro also helps to support that distro.
> >At some point we all should support our favorites
> >distro either by buying one or donating to it. No
> >will work for long for free, it is too hard to put
> >food on the table that way.
> >--- Kenneth Burgener <kenneth at uvlug.org> wrote:
> >>Eric Jensen wrote:
> >>>Suse Pro is $90, what is so great about it?
> >>Well there are a few differences that I have
> >>1. Only the Pro version gives you a "minimal"
> >>install option. This does
> >>not install XServer, KDE, etc. This is a good
> >>option for a server.
> >>2. Several packages are only included with the Pro
> >>DVD version, such as
> >>courier-imap, etc.
> >>kenneth at uvlug.org
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