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    Default SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Released

    Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise

    Early desktop review and screenshots here.

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    hmm... anyone know if this is based on openSUSE 11 or 11.1? I'm guessing 11.

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    Default Re: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Released

    I have just read in ITWire that new SLED couldn't boot from USB while having other linux as OS, while worked OK with XP on.
    Also, on another place, I read of perfect integration with AD, .NET etc etc.
    How this effects openSUSE (both of the claims)?

    That 1st one is scaring me.
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    Default Re: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Released

    Who CARES if SLES cannot boot from USB?

    It's an ENTERPRISE system, not a home desktop.

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    Default Re: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Released

    Quote Originally Posted by svengali
    hmm... anyone know if this is based on openSUSE 11 or 11.1? I'm guessing
    11.
    Hi
    Based around 11.1 AFAIK. I use it on my main system at home, works fine
    (so far ) adding the SDK gives it a few of the SLES options, just you
    pay for updates etc.

    Not sure about the USB issue. Would need to DL the 32bit version which
    will do later today.

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    Does anyone know of any screenshots of SLED 11? Just out of curiosity.
    I'm confused...No, wait...Maybe I'm not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by beli0135
    I have just read in ITWire that new SLED couldn't boot from USB while
    having other linux as OS, while worked OK with XP on.
    Also, on another place, I read of perfect integration with AD, .NET etc
    etc.
    How this effects openSUSE (both of the claims)?

    That 1st one is scaring me.
    Hi
    I think this is the link your referring too?
    <http://discuss.itwire.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9107#p42345>
    Not sure but the author seems some what hmmmm......

    I can confirm that I have installed SLED 11 with an already
    installed openSUSE 11.1 which was the only operating systems present
    when installing SLED 11.

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    Default Re: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Released

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrath5000
    Does anyone know of any screenshots of SLED 11? Just out of curiosity.
    Hi
    Of what? Just installs like openSUSE except a few different selections
    at install time. Desktop is the same look and feel except with SLE
    branding

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    Default Re: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Released

    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm
    Quote Originally Posted by beli0135
    I have just read in ITWire that new SLED couldn't boot from USB while
    having other linux as OS, while worked OK with XP on.
    Also, on another place, I read of perfect integration with AD, .NET etc
    etc.
    How this effects openSUSE (both of the claims)?

    That 1st one is scaring me.
    Hi
    I think this is the link your referring too?
    <http://discuss.itwire.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9107#p42345>
    Not sure but the author seems some what hmmmm......

    I can confirm that I have installed SLED 11 with an already
    installed openSUSE 11.1 which was the only operating systems present
    when installing SLED 11.
    Reply to my hmmm, seems to me the comments are a poke at the
    novell/microsoft agreement which he has commented on in the past.
    <http://www.itwire.com/content/view/16042/1090/>

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    Default Re: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Released

    I've also installed SLED 11, although I've only given it a virtual machine for now. It's nice to have an 'enterprise' distro that doesn't ship with old components, and definitely as a potential buyer of a netbook down the road...I'd be much more pleased to find the newer SLED 11 pre-installed instead of SLED 10. Hopefully the 'HD' version of the HP 2140 will have SLED 11 as an option rather than SLED 10.

    But if you're comfortable with community distros, comparing oS 11.1 to SLED 11 makes SLED feel like "openSUSE 11.1: Less Options Edition". The installer is a bit prettier, but you get less packages on the DVD and the installer default routine is even less involved than the openSUSE version. You have to register to get updates (once your 60 trial is over), even with repos enabled you don't have the same breadth of packages available as openSUSE. The built-in codec support is nice, but beyond that and 'official support' a typical home user is no worse off using openSUSE instead.

    It's pretty well executed for what it is designed to be - an Enterprise Distro. Although I would say that despite its 'Enterprise' status, trouble booting from USB could be problematic over time since there seems to be a bit of a shift away from disc drives. Most netbooks and most of the growing 'premium ultralight' laptops lack disc drives. I'm sure some potential customers would like to deploy netbooks [education sector for sure]. Although it won't be a problem for most businesses, it's in Novell's interest for SLED to be as versatile as possible. There's no benefit in forfeiting business unnecessarily. Hopefully it was a problem unique to that reviewer's hardware or method rather than SLED itself. But even if that reviewer has an axe to grind, I wouldn't be surprised if there was some corner-cutting or some QA that didn't get as much time as before...certainly the installer slideshow wasn't proofread as well as it could have been (at least under British English).
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