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    Default What effects in upgrading to 11.4?

    Hi,
    I have always paid for new versions of SuSE, but I have just picked up 11.4 Open
    on a "Linux Format" magazine. Thought I might try it. Now, the big questions:

    Can I "upgrade" from a full-paid-for SuSE 11.1 to Open 11.4?
    And
    What are the effects? e.g. Do I lose any software? Am I likely to lose my e-mail (KMail)?
    I read in the forums that people have had trouble with devices (memory stick, hard drives)
    and with booting.
    Having used 11.1 for so long I have forgotten all of the "configuration" changes I
    have made over the years.
    PS: All 64 bit.
    Thank you for hints and suggestions,
    Colin

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    Default Re: What effects in upgrading to 11.4?

    Honestly an upgrade from 11.1 to 11.4 is not realistic.
    If you live in the UK I can send you a DVD of 11.4, because isn't the Linux Format disc offering a live cd?

    With the DVD you a more comprehensive install medium. You could try an upgrade, but I would backup important stuff. And your /home/username will be full of old .kde stuff from kde3, which is likely to cause all kind of mess at login post upgrade.
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    Default Re: What effects in upgrading to 11.4?

    On 2011-06-05 20:36, colini wrote:

    > Can I "upgrade" from a full-paid-for SuSE 11.1 to Open 11.4?


    If by full paid SuSE you mean the enterprise version, ie, SLES or SLED, the
    answer is "no".

    If instead you mean the paid DVD of SUSE, aka openSUSE, then the answer is
    "yes".

    Do a "cat /etc/SuSE-release" and be sure.


    > I read in the forums that people have had trouble with


    People that write here are those that had problems. Those with no problems
    do not write here >:-)

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    Default Re: What effects in upgrading to 11.4?

    Thanks for the words of wisdom.
    Sorry to be late replying - I've been in Paris drinking coffee...
    I checked the disc and it displays the version "Live", but that is not obvious
    on the packaging.
    It also mentions that I have to burn my own ISO if I want the 64 bit version.
    So I think I will do the usual thing of binning the disc.
    Thanks again for your comments,
    Colin

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    Default Re: What effects in upgrading to 11.4?

    On 2011-06-14 15:36, colini wrote:
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    > Thanks for the words of wisdom.
    > Sorry to be late replying - I've been in Paris drinking coffee...
    > I checked the disc and it displays the version "Live", but that is not
    > obvious on the packaging.


    You said:

    >> Can I "upgrade" from a full-paid-for SuSE 11.1 to Open 11.4?


    You are not clarifying what is that 11.1 yet.

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    Default Re: What effects in upgrading to 11.4?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926
    And your /home/username will be full of old .kde stuff from kde3, which is likely to cause all kind of mess at login post upgrade.
    That's not really a problem since openSUSE separates those KDE-settings (~./kde & ~/.kde4). I also never had troubles with keeping my ~/.kde4 when KDE4 is having major upgrades or the like (although this seems to happen sometimes). Actually I am dragging my /home with me since openSUSE 10.0 (with only minor adjustments). :-)

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