Drew
By: Drew

December 4, 2017 11:24 am

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System YES Certification with a PTF or another maintenance update

During a typical YES Certification of a server or workstation, the Gold Master (GM) release of SUSE Linux Enterprise with the latest Service Pack (SP) is installed on the hardware during certification tests. Sometimes, the GM release needs specific fixes or updates in order to be compatible with a particular hardware platform. As hardware systems […]

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By: apuri

November 6, 2017 10:22 am

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SUSE Manager for Retail – The future of managing your point of service environment

The retail IT infrastructure is a very peculiar environment to manage, particularly with regards to the point of service (POS) devices. By its very nature, the retail business is characterized by a multitude of end point devices spread across diverse geographical locations, with the IT admins always vying for centralized management of their point of […]

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Drew
By: Drew

June 21, 2017 4:05 pm

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Hardware YES Certification with an installation kit or driver kit (also known as kISO)

An installation or driver kit from SUSE is simply a method to deliver the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise related drivers or other software in a packaged and supported bootable image. Installation kits can be used for any of the following reasons: To update storage drivers, which require very early loading in the installation and boot […]

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Drew
By: Drew

February 13, 2017 2:30 pm

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

January 19, 2017 3:52 am

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Three-O-Three is out! What’s new in SUSE Manager 3.0.3?

If you are a regular reader of my blog posts, chances are that you are at least slightly interested in what’s going on with SUSE Manager, our comprehensive Lifecycle Management solution for Linux. Well, then I’ve got some good news for you: Earlier this week we released SUSE Manager 3.0.3, a maintenance release in the […]

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By: jlove

December 19, 2016 3:56 pm

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Future-proofing Retail Point of Service Through 64-bit Image Support

In today’s fast-paced retail industry, it’s imperative to keep up with the latest evolving hardware.  Not being able to keep up with the pace of change translates into lost business.  As more retail Point of Service (POS) solutions are being built using SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service as a base, being able to future-proof […]

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chabowski
By: chabowski

December 19, 2016 8:28 am

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Building Images for 64-bit POS Devices with the New SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Image Server

It´s this time of the year again for retailers – Christmas season is putting them under huge pressure. And even though IT budgets for retail environments have been on the rise again during the past years, many departments are still saddled with an outdated hodgepodge of systems, licensing fees, maintenance and multi-year roll-outs.  At the […]

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Drew
By: Drew

April 25, 2016 9:17 am

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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from an operating system perspective

In a recent blog I discussed the transition from BIOS (Basic Input Output System) to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware from a hardware perspective. In this blog I’ll address the comparison from the operating system perspective. There is a definite overlap between each …

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Drew
By: Drew

April 25, 2016 8:58 am

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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from a hardware perspective

For the past several years, x86 hardware systems (including desktops, laptops, workstations and servers) have been transitioning from BIOS-based (Basic Input Output System-based) to UEFI-based (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface-based) firmware interfaces. This firmware interface is usually just called “system firmware.” It is the initial code that recognizes the hardware components in the system and initializes …

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Drew
By: Drew

February 25, 2016 2:15 pm

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YES Search: The way to all information…well, about certified hardware anyway

Where can you find the certification bulletins for more than 47,200 servers, workstations and other hardware components? How can you determine whether your company’s specific hardware is YES Certified with the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise release? Where can you find the specific hardware configuration for the certified server you are planning to buy and deploy […]

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