> Which I'd guess means you still can't just hand around the iso images or burnt
> discs, but at least you can give people the url. I'm assuming this in the
> absence of downloading and reading the licenses for each of these pieces of
> software, which I honestly couldn't be bothered to do :-D It's possible the
> licenses on the above could allow redistribution though possibly under
> limited circumstances.
>I'm working for Novell at the moment and from what I've been told by the head of Installation support users can freely distribute the installation media but the support is tied to the initial purchase and not the distributed copies.
>> I hope Sun are ashamed about the ommission of OOo. By trying to tie OOo to
> java they have suceeded in having both removed. I wonder if Suse will work
> to restore a Free OOo or if they are happy with this situation as it may
> provide one more encouragment for people to buy a non-free copy of their OS.
>From what I've heard OO doesn't depend on java. I am basing this on what I've heard so I could be wrong. Its speculated though that as this is a very early build OO may not be building correctly in it. It is mentioned that some Gnome features aren't working correctly yet so this seems possible.
>> I wonder what OpenSuse does for media playback ... perhaps I may be tempted
> into downloading yet (unless some eager Suse lover would like to fill me in).
> In fact, what does Suse 9.3 do? Can you play a DVD out of the box? region
> encoded? mp3? wmv? mov? Is this, or will this, be another reason to buy a
I like SuSE. Of course, I have to say that. I hate yast because BrlTTY doesn't work with it well and Speakup won't install without causing kernel panics at boot up. I'm tempted to go back to Fedora for home use but Not at the moment as I'm trying to learn as much as possible about SuSE. I've been very impressed at how easy it was to set up. I hate installing linux and apart from my annoying assistive software everything else took an hour or so so I'd say go for it, I don't think you'll be sorry.
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