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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 — Up Close and Personal



By: coolguys

June 28, 2006 12:00 am

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With more than 1500 enhancements, new features and updates, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 is the latest version of the world’s best-engineered Linux server.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is an enterprise-quality server designed to handle mission-critical workloads in the data center. Developed and backed by Novell, only SUSE Linux Enterprise Server offers an open, scalable, high-performance data center solution that comes with application security, virtualization and integrated systems management across a full range of hardware architectures. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is deployable as a general-purpose server or can be tailored to run a variety of specialized workloads, and it offers seamless interoperability with your existing data center infrastructure.

Supported and certified by the world’s leading hardware and software vendors, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is backed by award-winning Novell technical support and a global ecosystem of partners and services. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, businesses can dramatically reduce costs while deploying the most secure and reliable data center server on the market.

Key Features

  • Integrated virtualization. Virtualization was first introduced in the 1960s to allow partitioning of mainframe hardware, and it has been a mainstay of high-end server environments ever since. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 is armed with the Xen hypervisor and integrated management tools to support multiple virtual machines on commodity hardware. This gives data center administrators new levels of flexibility and agility in their environments at no additional charge.
  • Superior application security. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server has long provided a multitude of security-related
    services, ranging from anti-virus programs to network firewalls. Version 10 provides something extra with the inclusion of Novell AppArmor? enterprise-class application security. AppArmor protects the operating system and its applications from the harmful side effects of attacks, malicious applications and viruses. So no matter if an attack originates internally or externally, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 ensures server integrity, reduces administration costs and prevents downtime.
  • Comprehensive systems management. Many systems administrators will tell you that installing and configuring a single server is trivial, but it becomes a daunting task when scaled across the enterprise. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 ships with a comprehensive set of administration, configuration and deployment tools that ease the burden of system maintenance and subscription management.
  • Cost-effective storage foundation. Governance legislation has been just one component in the seemingly exponential growth of data storage in recent years. Traditionally, that need has been met by proprietary data systems, which come at a steep price. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 addresses enterprise storage needs by being the first enterprise-class Linux distribution to deliver a fully integrated, high-availability

See for yourself

SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Pre-Release Version

Be among the first to install, test and enjoy SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. The pre-release contains all the functionality of the regular release, but is not the final product. Download it from here.

Play with the software and then let us know what you think of it by taking this short survey. We will enter your name in a drawing for one of 100 Novell t-shirts.

Download the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Reviewers Guide, and examine the powerful features for yourself. This guide directs you through a whole series of actions that will take you deep into the product where you can explore to your heart’s content.

Early Reviews

Novell previews new SUSE Linux Enterprise distros

Novell Inc. is treating its users to early Independence Day fireworks, by releasing a special, free preview of its upcoming SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform. In this pre-release, Novell is offering early versions of both of its flagship distributions: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10…
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Desktop Linux

Novell previews SUSE Linux Enterprise

…Like Windows Vista, SUSE Linux Enterprise is placing a certain emphasis on improvements to the graphical user experience, with 3D virtual desktops, translucency and the like. By default the system uses Gnome 2.12, the OpenGL-based X Server Xgl and compiz, but KDE 3.5 remains an option…

Server features include an integrated version of Xen 3.0, the increasingly popular, open-source virtualisation system, which supports Intel’s Virtualization Technology hardware…
–Matthew Broersma, Techworld

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