want to buy but version change

I want to purchase Suse as my new OS to use on a daily use…

Question:
Does the version that change so often effect my current version I buy?

Example:
i buy v12.2 but in 4 months it goes to 13.1 or in 9 months it goes to 14.3

Wondering:
Do I have to buy another version i.e. 14.3 cause i only have 12.2?
Will i ever have to change if let say in 2 years it goes to 16.1?

Notes:
I know that new version are upgrades or better (extras) but i am sure there are
security updates weekly/monthly. I have been using opensuse since 11.2 but
currently using 12.1. I do have lots of problems but i am new user.

Thanks…

Sorry, but openSUSE is Open Source. You do not have to buy it. You can download it, install it and use it. No money needed.

And you say you have 12.2 allready running! When you use YaST > Software > Online update say once a week to see if there are security updates that is OK. And when 12.3 comes out, you may upgrade again for no money at all.

On 09/12/2012 07:26 PM, newpenuser wrote:
> I want to purchase Suse

spelling is important:

openSUSE is free, no money–get it here: http://software.opensuse.org/

SUSE Linux is commercial, cost money: get it here http://www.suse.com

they are somewhat similar but not the same.


dd http://goo.gl/PUjnL

On 2012-09-12 21:27, dd@home.dk wrote:
> On 09/12/2012 07:26 PM, newpenuser wrote:
>> I want to purchase Suse
>
> spelling is important:
>
> openSUSE is free, no money–get it here: http://software.opensuse.org/
>
> SUSE Linux is commercial, cost money: get it here http://www.suse.com
>
> they are somewhat similar but not the same.

Even so, it is possible to buy a DVD with the current version of openSUSE from open-slx. It
usually is a double layer dvd and there is installation support by phone, which is interesting
to some.

open-slx


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

i see no reason to purchase opensuse, just burn a DVD or purchase a magazine that comes with opensuse.

i stated i want to purchase (buy) Suse
sorry should have stated i want to purchase Suse Novell desktop OS

i stated that i am currently running opensuse 12.1 not 12.2 but been using since version 11.0
thank for the info
guess what your are stated is that i should upgrade not us an older version and just do security updates

i believe i did not spell any word wrong but may have not put enough discription

thanks, i know the difference of opensuse and suse
sorry, i wanted my question answer

edit of my post…

i want to purchase Suse Novell desktop OS

Question i am asking is if i buy the current version lets just say its 12.x and in 4 month or 9 month is goes to 14.3

Can I continue to use 12.x yes do updates (security and etc)
or do i do an upgrade to current version

i know when i purchase Suse Novell desktop OS, i will get up to a year to upgrade for free but after that i do not know

LAST thing, yes i am sorry this may not be the right forum but figured someone could help
THANKS

I guess what you really mean is SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. The
versions of that have almost nothing to do with the openSUSE versions
(not nothing but not much, there is a very loose relation between SLED
11 and the openSUSE 11.x versions), they are supported for a much longer
time than the openSUSE versions (>7 years) so you can’t compare them
really, they are different operating systems.
Of course there are also similarities like yast, the package management,
the typical centralized sysconfig way for configuration files …

You cannot buy it at all, what you buy is subscription for updates
(hence it is an annual fee you pay) and if you want additional support.
If you want something which does not change fast and often, but is
focused on stability it is worth to think about it.

But keep in mind this is focused on enterprise users not so much home
users with their multitude of requirements like having the latest and
greatest Firefox and Flash and all codecs for multimedia including the
kitchen sink and what not else.


PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.4 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.8.4 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 12.1 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10

Hi
You need to ask questions about SUSE at http://forums.suse.com

If it is SLED your talking about, if you have a active subscription to
updates at the time of a new releases eg SLED 11 SP3 then yes you can
update to the new version and get updates.


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.6-2.10-desktop
up 2 days 4:00, 6 users, load average: 0.03, 0.07, 0.14
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

Hi Martin
I’m a home user :wink: SLE works fine but I do use the fluendo codec
bundle… then of course there is packman and OBS…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.6-2.10-desktop
up 2 days 4:02, 6 users, load average: 0.08, 0.08, 0.13
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

On 2012-09-12 22:56, newpenuser wrote:
> i see no reason to purchase opensuse, just burn a DVD or purchase a
> magazine that comes with opensuse.

Bigger dvd, paper book, phone line support… Maybe you do not want/need it, but others may.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:56:02 +0000, newpenuser wrote:

> i stated i want to purchase (buy) Suse sorry should have stated i want
> to purchase Suse Novell desktop OS

You should know, then, that SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) is
different from openSUSE. You can get information on purchasing SLED
through http://www.suse.com.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

Am 13.09.2012 01:55, schrieb malcolmlewis:
> Hi Martin
> I’m a home user :wink: SLE works fine but I do use the fluendo codec
> bundle… then of course there is packman and OBS…
>
I did not want to say that it can’t be used with all bells and whistles
as home user (I considered myself SLED 11 for one machine and tested it
for 2 months when it was 10 and a few years later again when it was 11),
just that this is not the focus of SLED, it is a bit outside its
“intended” use.
And of course there is also a lot in the OBS for SLED as well.


PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.4 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.8.4 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 12.1 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10