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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from an operating system perspective

Drew

By: Drew

April 25, 2016 9:17 am

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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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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from a hardware perspective

Drew

By: Drew

April 25, 2016 8:58 am

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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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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

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

Drew

By: Drew

February 25, 2016 2:15 pm

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Score:5

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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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

SAP HANA on Power with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

SaSoe

By: SaSoe

January 14, 2016 7:39 am

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Score:5

Posted by Friedrich Krey in SAP on Linux (SCN) – View the full blog post SAP HANA is available on IBM-Power8-based servers combined with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP Applications. This was SUSE’s message in August of last year, when it announced an important enhancement for IBM Power Systems for SAP HANA. The …

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New processors before the next SUSE Linux Enterprise Service Pack – YES to the rescue!

Drew

By: Drew

August 24, 2015 7:56 am

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New x86 server processor technology is currently released on roughly a 12-to-15 month schedule. That means that approximately every 18 months there is a major x86-architecture update available from server vendors. Variants of these major processor updates, with different feature sets and/or speeds, are also released in-between the 12-to-15 month release cycle. Desktop and laptop …

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System YES Certification and your network adapter(s)

Drew

By: Drew

August 11, 2014 10:36 am

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How important are those network adapters in your SUSE® Linux Enterprise servers and desktops? Should you care if your server or desktop network adapters and drivers have been SUSE YES Certified in your system with the current version of the OS? The correct answers are it’s critical (what’s the point without the network right!) and …

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Even in a commodity hardware world certification is crucial

Drew

By: Drew

July 7, 2014 9:47 am

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Score:5

Is hardware certification important in the world of evolving “commodity” servers and desktops?  Should you care if your SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop installation is on SUSE YES Certified hardware? The correct answers are YES and definitely YES! The YES Certification program has been validating hardware platforms for more than 20 …

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Compiling the Linux Kernel, the SUSE way

William Vera

By: William Vera

September 4, 2013 9:37 am

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Score:4.5

How to compile the kernel manually, SUSE style!

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

IBM Guest Blog: Behind the Scenes of SUSE’s 3.0 Kernel



By: nbarney

May 8, 2012 11:25 pm

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Guest blog by Dan Frye, VP, Open Systems and Solutions Development at IBM IBM has been a strong supporter of the Linux community and the open source development model for over 13 years and IBM is deeply involved in all phases of bringing Linux to market – from working upstream in the community to help …

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SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 Proudly Presents: Linux 3.0



By: Olaf Kirch

March 23, 2012 8:24 am

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From a developer’s point of view, changing a version number is nothing to go crazy about. Outside of the occasional significance to a version number, version numbers are typically more or less random strings – window dressing, if you will. The Linux 3.0 kernel does not fall in the window dressing category, which is why …

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