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    Default 11.2 Boxed Edition?

    Seems strange that Novell America still is not selling 11.2; it seemed that in the past the latest version of Opensuse was available for pre-order; What is going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardET
    Seems strange that Novell America still is not selling 11.2; it seemed
    that in the past the latest version of Opensuse was available for
    pre-order; What is going on?
    Hi
    See post #3 here;
    http://forums.opensuse.org/looking-s...l-version.html

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    Default Re: 11.2 Boxed Edition?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardET View Post
    Seems strange that Novell America still is not selling 11.2; it seemed that in the past the latest version of Opensuse was available for pre-order; What is going on?
    It's not that it's not selling. We have several requests, but we also have some other details to take care of. We apologize for the delay and are working hard to get openSUSE 11.2 Boxed sets to North America (my land) as fast as we can.

    We are hoping to make it available in the next couple weeks, but we can't make any promises yet.

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    While it is obvious more DVD's are downloaded than bought, I think Linux will never be a desktop mainstream until users are willing to actually pay for it!

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    Default Re: 11.2 Boxed Edition?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardET View Post
    While it is obvious more DVD's are downloaded than bought, I think Linux will never be a desktop mainstream until users are willing to actually pay for it!
    I know. Linux may be free and all that, but seriously: a desktop OS that's only available as an ISO file for download is not worth comparing to an OS that is also sold on a CD/DVD. And quite a few people don't even know what an 'ISO' file is.
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    That's what you think. My kids think that getting an OS for free from the web is as normal as getting other things for free from the web. I just asked them. They think others better should get used to that.
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    I just want to say that I think any boxed edition ought to include "things other than software/manuals". Apple ships their machines and OS updates with those "Apple logo" stickers. OpenSUSE should include something comparable (my vote is for a relaunch of those plushie/soft toy chameleons - one of my friends has one and has been rejecting offers from a lot of people to buy it, it's (1) adorable, and (2) very distinctive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    That's what you think. My kids think that getting an OS for free from the web is as normal as getting other things for free from the web. I just asked them. They think others better should get used to that.
    I am using a free version of 11.2 right now! In my opinion, I think 11.2 with Gnome is as good or better than Win. 7, so I am not a curmudgeon about all this, but there is a central flaw in the business model of linux in that development costs are completely divorced from user costs and until a solution to this problem is found, linux will never compete effectively against MS in the US market, although I realize linux is dominant in India and China, and perhaps much of Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by build6 View Post
    I just want to say that I think any boxed edition ought to include "things other than software/manuals".
    openSUSE-11.1 boxed edition included stickers and a complimentary flash light. The 11.2 boxed version does not. Possibly a sign of tougher economic times?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    openSUSE-11.1 boxed edition included stickers and a complimentary flash light. The 11.2 boxed version does not. Possibly a sign of tougher economic times?
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