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

griffisb at bellsouth.net griffisb at bellsouth.net
Fri Oct 3 00:11:36 UTC 2003

> I am running SuSE 8.2 Personal (also tried Mandrake 9.1 and briefly tried Debian Woody). I may be wrong, but I believe that YaST and YaST2 are not redistributable. Since YaST is the installer for SuSE, you end up with something you can not freely load on other machines. I -MAY- be wrong, but I think that is the whole reason behind not having downloadable SuSE ISO's, and why on the few occasions you DO find SuSE ISO's on a public FTP server, they are pulled quickly.
> That's part of the reason I am here. I am looking for a desktop distribution that is freely distributable, easy to install, and that will have good user guides. I would hope with a community project, you do not pay for up2date - but use a similar tool - although I'm often wrong. I feel that with the backing of RH, Fedora will meet all those requirements. Since I'm downloading Severn ISO's right now, take my above comments as a rank amatuer newbie.

Guess I should have read the COMPLETE thread before posting. Good thing I had the "newbie" disclaimer in there. Thanks Buck for confirming that you can install SuSE on mutiple computers as long as no profit is involved. 

But I'll STILL give Fedora a test drive!

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