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http://forums.opensuse.org – Hi I have some questions regarding OpenSuse and Suse Linux Enterprise Server available from Novell. (1) What is the difference between OpenSuse and Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) ? I see there is a link to download SLES in the Novell site. Will we have to buy SLES after 60 days for us to continue to use that OS ? (2) I see this link Software.openSUSE.org There is this link to download 4.7 GB DVD of Opensuse. Does that mean we need not have to download any packages from this repository, Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/oss/suse/i586 For installing Oracle on Opensuse 9 I remember I had to install many of those packages on my laptop. Do we still need to install those packages ? (3) I have to install this SUSE (either Opensuse or SLES) on my laptop. My Laptop is Compaq Presario CQ60. Can I connect to Internet if I install this software ? Last time I faced lots of problems. I thought some laptops cannot be configured to Internet if installed with Linux. (Distributions)