Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2007 10:51 UTC, submitted by Jordi Bruguera
SuSE, openSUSE Novell has shipped the first service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. "Novell today announced that the first service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 is now available to customers worldwide. Featuring significant enhancements in virtualization, high-performance computing, security, interoperability and system management, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 from Novell lets organizations take advantage of the latest technical advances in the best-engineered, lowest-cost and most-interoperable platform for mission-critical computing."
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by HeLfReZ on Tue 19th Jun 2007 16:17 UTC
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I to have grown tired of the Novell-MS bashing...companies are beholden to their shareholder, who demand profits. I really personally don't have any issue with it, worse things have been done between companies, and go on everyday. But the "community" loves to get panties twisted. If the deal allows them to build a better product for their client, then far be it from me to stop them.

The only part I don't nec. like about the deal is licensing the WM codecs...I would much rather see MS forced to open the codecs or use a standard open codec, that have to continue to use w32codecs to view their videos. Alot of websites have started moving away from using WMV on their website and encoding via flash now, which is still proprietary, but at least it can be run native.

One a SP1 specific note. Most releases go to RC5 which is where it goes gold, thats just how they do things. I have used both SLES10 SP1 and SLED 10SP1 and I will say they are both stellar distributions. As a sysadmin in a enterprise environment, it is alot easier to manage large farms of SLES/SLED boxes, that just about anything else because of the yast glue. Love it or hate it. Performance of SLED10 is on par with the current releases from community distros...and Ive followed and tested the new releases from of the top20 for the last about 6yrs.

NOTE to the first person who says "OMFG opensuse/sles is slower than distro X"...some peopel don't realize that some distros ship with cpu freq scaling enabled by default. I've found this to be the biggest factor skewing the fast vs slow debate...opensuse with scaling disabled is just as fast, and faster in some cases as the other players...same goes for Ubuntu vs Debian...debian (no scaling by default) Ubuntu(scaling by default) it makes a big dif in how fast the desktop "feels"


Addition: In fact I was impressed with SLED Sp1 to the point of possibly getting a copy to use for my primary workstation at home, where productivity is much more important than 100% OSS FTW.

Edited 2007-06-19 16:26

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