This chapter will discuss essential Linux concepts, such as understanding the login process, using the command-line and graphical environments, finding your way around the filesystem, using the available help systems, and understanding text-editing tools in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 environment.
Working with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Submitted by Eugenia 2005-06-19 SuSE, openSUSE 14 Comments
Not sure I see a lot of momentum behind Novell’s efforts, despite IBM pushing them. It’s cool stuff, but is it worth the time? Does anybody use SLES?
SLES9 is a good product, I was happy with SUSE 9.1 (SLES9 built on 9.1) and now I am happy to see that exteneded into SLES9. When you build SLES 9 into a enterprise that has ZENWorks for Linux, SLES9 really pulls ahead of all the others.. I think once the market sees this, we will see a big shift in the useage of SLES9
I hope so – I just see Red Hat everywhere, jacking up prices, and IBM doing their best to push SuSe without much success. The policy stuff Novell has is pretty cool, we’ll see what Red Hat does with Sun’s directory stuff though.
My company was interested by migrating from Windows to SuSe but since the Novell’s acquisition, the study went down : Novell is hurting SuSE and the best Novell can do is to liberate the SuSE entity (or to build a new independant business based on SuSE)
All in all when we were looking a migrating to Linux my boss and the CIO were insistant on using Suse. Personally im instantly annoyed by “pay for” distro’s. I didn’t like Yast. I thought it was cumbersome especially when you consider apt’s elegance. That there says alot. I had a hard time compiling simple programs as well.
If your company is looking to Suse for the “support” portion you can buy a service contract for Debian and even Fedora from HP!
it’s a strong linux distribution with a excellent support
the price is low for a server… for client, you can get suse linux pro for a couple of dollar
yast is very great and easy to use
windows user will love it
anyway, user will not install software… it’s the technician… who suppose to do this job
“Novell is hurting SuSE and the best Novell can do is to liberate the SuSE”
I’d be interested to hear why you think Novell is ‘hurting’ SuSE. Why do you say this? Do you think SuSE had more credibility in the enterprise arena *prior* to being acquired by Novell?
“I didn’t like Yast. I thought it was cumbersome especially when you consider apt’s elegance.”
You aren’t comparing like for like though, are you? apt is a package management tool, YaST is a set-up and management tool. Perhaps if you’d made the effort to use the right tool you wouldn’t have struggled so much.
I’m so sick and tired of reading the bullshit from
the trolls. SuSE is hands down one of the best distributions out there. It’s not perfect, but nothing is.
YaST is the most capable configuration tool out there
for Linux. If you want to complain about it, then you
should a better alternative.
If you put down YaST, you should suggest a better
alternative. Otherwise, stop BS’ing…
Since Novell bought Imunnix i wonder if they will include Appwall soon in SLES and the successor of the strong 9.3?
Hmmm. I believe I suggested apt as an alternative. Im unclear as to what you mean by BS’ing.
call me when the companies start making it’s products on linux, like games, etc. call me when you have a decent GUI, and not something like full of hacks like x11, call me when you have a decent OS.
Linux sucks as well as the GNU movement.
LOL!!!! Cause you know, companies buy a server OS to play games and have a pretty gui on it. What a fuck-tard.
Stupid people just bought this shit, I will never spend a dollar on it, Linux sucks and who want to spend money on that shit piece of software.
I doubt Novell cares. Last I checked, they were marketing SLES for businesses, not random pathetic internet trolls.
It’s been very trouble free for me here for several months now. While I have my complaints when it comes to some of the hoops you have to jump through occasionally to get some things to compile or install properly on SuSE, it’s been my main Linux for quite a while now. Many of the ’causes’ of the hoop jumping are actually for the better when their end results and benefits are weighed against the inconveiniences during install/compile. I usually only install something once, but use it many times.