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Can anyone tell me where I can obtain a FREEE copy of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 or any similar alternative? I'm going to sit for the NCLP exam and apparently it's based on this. I want to have some practice with the OS.

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SLES9 is based on SuSE, owned by Novell now. It is a commercial product. I don't believe it is open source and widely available, Did you do a web search on it? Try a search using "index SLES9."


A while ago, I got a free dvd pack from Novell. I'll have to look and see if it was included.


Nope, I just looked.


You may also want to contact Novell to see if they will extend the trial period, based on your need for it.

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This is a qoute from the download page

for the SLE9 free trial.

"NOTE: The only limitation of this evaluation software is the duration you will have free access to updates and patches. Should you choose to license Novell Open Enterprise Server you will be provided with a new activation code."

I assume that means you can keep using it but you won't get free

updates and patches after the trial period.

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After I posted my last reply ,a friend told me

that text isn't on the SLES DL page anymore.

I subscribed to the 30 day free trial so I could

DL the disks.

On reading the license I found it is an open source

license.The time limit is on the free upgrades and


I'm not an attorny but the license states you may

use as many copies as you like on as many machines

as you want but support and updates are limited to

30 days unless you purchase a subscription.

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