08.23.08

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Do-No-Evil Saturday – Part I: SUSE, Xandros and Turbolinux

Posted in GNU/Linux, Red Hat, Servers, SLES/SLED, Turbolinux, Xandros at 3:37 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

SUSE (SLES/SLED)

There is not much to share this week. Other than news about those coupons, there’s this article about Sesame Street and SUSE.

Three years ago, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the “Sesame Street” television show, was looking at a $3 million data-center expansion to keep up with its Web, multimedia and data storage needs. Instead of expanding, however, the organization shrank its data center by consolidating 100 physical servers to 45 Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers, then virtualizing 25 data-center servers into five physical machines.

Readers may recall the Sesame Street news from BrainShare where it was first announced [1, 2].

The following article is nothing to crow about because it mentiona not only SUSE but Red Hat and Windows as well.

The Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 580 server offers mission-critical capability for hosting Microsoft Windows Server (Enterprise Edition and Data Center Edition), Red Hat Advanced Server or Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux 64-bit operations, and incorporates numerous redundant and hot-plug components for system availability.

Xandros

Not much to see here, either, except some Eee PC articles.

The Eee PC runs on Xandros, an Open Source and Proprietary hybrid. Xandros is a Debian derivative that uses KDE. The Eee’s Xandros runs a custom tabbed interface, but also has an “Advanced Mode”, which switches it to KDE 3. The Eee PC is also able to run other Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and openSUSE.

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So, why not take the Eee with Linux? Its faster, saves more battery power, and does exactly the same stuff. Its also largely compatible with Windows. In perspective, I would seriously recommend the Xandros version of Eee.

Turbolinux

Nothing but two security advisories and some articles in foreign languages.

Next up we’ll cover OpenSUSE, which has had a lot more going.

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