SLES subscription for developers

kozolupkozolup New or Quiet Member
Hello all,

Sorry for [possibly] posting in the wrong section - can't create new one.

My company decided to purchase a subscription - we make graphic adapters, so we write drivers for Linuses.

80% of the time our SLE customers have SLES. According to my experience, graphics-wise, SLED and SLES are the same - same X, same kernel, same glibc. Please, correct me if I am wrong.

We used to get our distros from customers, but it looks like we need a subscription of our own.

Free download, 60 days and all is not an option for us.

We don't need support, just access to repositories.

We have proxy in the company.

We use fresh install for every test case. Almost every time - it's a different hardware. Can I install the distro I am subscribed to on different machines? (One at a time, not mass deployment)

We don't do any production work on those machines - just test graphics drivers.

And my question is - is there any other option for us, except for paying $350 for the SLES subscription? (we are OK with $50 for SLED)
(like student/developer version?)

If we purchase the subscription - will we have an access to, say, SLES 10.1? SLES 9? 11.2?

Thanks a bundle for your time!

Comments

  • HvdHeuvelHvdHeuvel Administrator
    On Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:44:02 +0000, kozolup wrote:

    Hi kozolup

    > And my question is - is there any other option for us, except for paying
    > $350 for the SLES subscription? (we are OK with $50 for SLED) (like
    > student/developer version?)
    >
    > If we purchase the subscription - will we have an access to, say, SLES
    > 10.1? SLES 9? 11.2?
    >
    > Thanks a bundle for your time!


    That is a very good question, and this would require some research with
    the SUSE people. Please let me investigate and report back to you.

    In the mean time, would you be so friendly to email me off-line with your
    company details, so that I can have a better conversation ?

    Please send me an email at : hvdheuvel[at]novell[dot]com

    Kindest regards
    Hans
  • KevinKevin Knowledge Partner
    kozolup wrote: »
    And my question is - is there any other option for us, except for paying $350 for the SLES subscription?

    Have you looked into joining PartnetNet?
  • HvdHeuvelHvdHeuvel Administrator
    On Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:24:02 +0000, KBOYLE wrote:

    Hi Kevin,

    > kozolup;11209 Wrote:
    >>
    >> And my question is - is there any other option for us, except for
    >> paying $350 for the SLES subscription?

    >
    > Have you looked into joining 'PartnetNet'
    > (http://www.novell.com/partners/isv/requirements.html)?


    Yes, you are entirely correct.

    We had a small mail exchange, and it has indeed been suggested to kozolup
    the best way to proceed here is to sign up via :
    https://www.partnernetprogram.com/

    Thanks a lot
    Hans
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