[quote author=demian link=board=7;threadid=8099;start=0#msg73862 date=1068819431]
[quote author=Crox link=board=7;threadid=8099;start=0#msg73861 date=1068814357]
I downloaded and installed SuSE 9.0 from the internet. That's as free as it gets. I have the 5 CD's of the Professional Edition.. SuSE is the best distribution of Linux I have seen.
Good for you : You know, of course, that that's illegal. So you could at least not brag about it here.
The cost advantage for the home user is a plus for Linux (or any free software for that matter) that's never really perceived as one. Everybody just "gets the software somewhere". This isn't ok when it comes to closed source software (including Windows) and it isn't ok for OSS either.
If you like SuSE so much go and buy the boxed set and support it's development or wait till you can do an ftp install for free three months after the release date for the boxed set.
Actually, the word I hear from a couple suse developers is that it's not illegal to make copies, it is illegal to make copies and profit. They also admitted they weren't 100% sure on that, but I wouldn't start screaming at people they're a pirate for this, when even a couple suse developers don't know if it's legal or not but think it is.