Sunday, 20 June, 2004

SuSE 9.1 Personal available via FTP

Slashdot reports today that SuSE has made an ISO image of their 9.1 Personal version available via FTP.  The FTP address is ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.1-personal-iso/.  This the first time in recent memory that SuSE has made one of its distributions available as an ISO.  With previous versions of SuSE Linux it was possible to do an FTP install, but you couldn't download an ISO and burn it to CD.  The ISO version includes almost everything from the CD version that you can buy in the store or from SuSE's Web site.  The only things missing are some proprietary programs.  As the Slashdot story says, you could install this version and use it to get from SuSE all the things that are on the Professional version (minus the proprietary stuff).  Of course, you'd have to do a lot of downloading.  The Professional edition consists of five CDs.  It also includes two DVDs:  one containing the full 32-bit and 64-bit distributions, and the other that has full sources.