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Novell News Summary - Part II: SUSE and SUSE Studio

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Summary: News about SLES, SLED, and SUSE Studio, including some statistics



SLES and SLED hardly make any news these days, so the following is a collection of examples where SUSE is merely mentioned. The first one comes from IT Jungle:

Remember the Smart Cube appliances for small business? Whatever happened to those? IBM launched these Power and X64 server appliances with some (but not a lot of fanfare) in the United States this past May running the i 6.1 and SUSE Linux 10 SP2, and then we never really heard much about these appliances again. As part of the Dynamic Infrastructure announcement blitz on October 20, IBM updated the software stacks at the heart of these appliances.


SLED was mentioned in an Indian news Web site (same here and here).

5. Netbooks can help get desktop Linux in the door. Some come with preloads of Novell SUSE or Ubuntu Remix. Intel has released its own Moblin (Mobile Linux) for the netbook and also the ever-hyped, Google Chrome operating system reportedly has a netbook focus.


Here is a story of migration from Netware to SLE*.

La Curacao, a $220 million Hispanic-oriented department store chain, says it has solved its performance problems, boosted reliability and added ample capacity for growth by converting its main transaction and application servers from Novell Netware (a proprietary OS) and Microsoft Windows, respectively, to Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise.


YouTube has this new YaST video which is summarised as follows: "Exercise 6-1 of the Novell 3101 Linux Fundamentals Course. A quick look at creating users the simple way with YaST. Later labs will look at the more thorough useradd command."

Quite a few posts and articles about SUSE Studio have appeared, including some with artwork fun and instructional content. From Maximum PC:

Now that planning is out of the way, we can get to the really fun part. The first step to building a custom distro with SuSE Studio is creating the base configuration. This includes choosing the core operating system, (various OpenSuSE or SuSE Enterprise Linux templates are available in preset desktop, server, and minimalistic configurations) the primary desktop environment, the primary system architecture, (x86 or x86-64) and the name of the distro. The core operating system doesn't include very much, just a kernel, desktop environment, and a few basic utilities. For our demonstration, we chose to create a 64-bit variant of OpenSuSE 11 that utilizes the GNOME desktop environment. We chose to call our creation “Maximum PC Linux.”


Studio statistics were published here:

Since the end of July 2009, 43,000 users had signed up for SUSE Studio and there are now roughly 11,000 to 14,000 builds per week. Steve Hale noted that over 100 new partners had joined the SUSE Linux Enterprise program, and he asserted that momentum was constantly building from ISVs.


Here are some more good statistics for GNU/Linux at large (a lot about SUSE in this article). We will return to it later.

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