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About The Difference Between SuSE FTP installing  and the Boxes Packages(5cds)

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What is the difference I get from installing through FTP (SuSE) by using the Boot.iso....

compare with the version boxes that can buy from here..
http://www.suse.com/us/private/products/suse_linux/i386/index.html


what are their differences... The MAIN difference I mean..
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If you buy from the website the images are already burnt to cdrom, you'll get a snazzy box and perhaps a printed manual. Apart from that there is no difference.

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but how come it consist of 5cds..... that is so much.... what is inside there actually?

you mean that even FTP install.. it will install all the packages as if in the contents in the 5 cds??
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You get a lot more software when you buy the boxed version. When you buy the Professional version, you get 2 DVDs and (I think) five CDs that contain everything that's on the web site, but in addition to this you also get commercial software (which SuSE is not allowed to distribute for free on the web site), and you also get installation support. So if something goes wrong, you can get support from SuSE.
And, of course you get not just one, but three printed manuals.
The Personal version only comes with three CDs (no DVDs).
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Actually, the FTP version is more like Professional than like Personal: You get all the free packages that are in Professional from the ftp server. Only the commercial packages are missing. You can find all the packages that are _NOT_ in Personal in this list: http://www.khk.net/EEstuff/NotInSuSE9Personal.html
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