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Do-No-Evil Saturday - Part II: SUSE (SLED/SLED) News

There are some new products out there which chose SUSE as their GNU/Linux distribution. It's important to be aware of them (or avoid them). The first is the H-P mini-laptop, which is blogged about here.

SRP for the basic model which comes with 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD and SuSe Linux is P24950. It’s definitely more expensive than the Eee, but it’s more feature-packed as well.


Here are some more bits about the Netbook, including the mentioning of MSI. It uses Novell's Linux.

Linux fans may feel slighted, however, because while the $499 Windows XP Home version is equipped as mentioned above, the $399 SUSE Linux-based version is comparatively stripped. It pares down RAM to 512MB, omits Bluetooth, and has the three-cell battery as standard.

Further information



According to MSI, the Windows version of the Wind will go on sale Jun. 16th. The Linux version will be available "later this summer."




In the IRC channel, it was brought up that we might wish to build a chart which says where Novell's Linux already exists (which OEMs or channels) and where it can be avoided. Here is the story of a business that seems rather enthusiastic about SUSE.

At Underwriters Safety & Claims, security abruptly rose to the top of IT Director Grant Nickle's to-do list late last fall when it became clear that the existing security system needed replacement.

[...]

Nickle chose VMware for virtualization because of its extensive tools and ability to host more guest operating systems. But out of philosophical preference, Nickle wants to maximize his use of open source products and run as many of his servers as he can on Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise is "light years ahead" of its competitors, Nickle added. "They all should take their hats off to Novell for improving the Linux kernel and giving the results back to the community."


SUSE training coverage, courtesy of SJVN:

At BrainShare 2008 in March, Novell introduced a set of Linux certifications for administrators. Rather than being directed at higher-end Linux managers, like the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or Novell's own Novell Linux Certified Engineer (NLCE), the new certifications are meant for entry-level Linux administrators, one step above the Linux Professional Institute's entry-level LPIC-1.


Here is a bit about the choice of OES2, which is now SUSE-based.

De Montfort University has chosen Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 as the foundation for its IT infrastructure for students and staff. The Novell system, built on the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server SP1 operating system, is designed to reduce storage costs, and using Novell's Xen virtualisation technology, improve resilience and flexibility.


That's about it for now, as far as SUSE and OpenSUSE are concerned.

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