SUSE Linux to Oracle Linux

Source:- Migration Made Easy: SUSE Linux to Oracle Linux

Are you looking to migrate off SUSE Linux (SLES) to mitigate risk, get highest-quality support, and lower your cost? Oracle Linux is just the right solution for you.

How is that can one version of Linux can mitigate risk, get highest-quality support, and lower your cost compared to the other ?
Aren’t all the Linuxes running the same kernel , same DEs, same sambas etc…

On 01/24/2013 08:16 AM, vazhavandan wrote:
> Aren’t all the Linuxes running the same kernel , same DEs, same sambas
> etc…

no. every distribution is FREE to custom compile the kernels, DEs, and
applications they distribute…

there are MANY differences between (for example) openSUSE and any
Debian, IBM, Oracle or other distro!

unlike (for example) Win8 if you krack one you have kracked all…

there is strength and security in diversity—not to mention the FREEDOM
to choose which distro you wanna use.

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is wonderful.

dd
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobile” of operating systems!

Same old Oracle marketing tactics. I hope Attachmate’s SUSE is geared up for that. :\

On Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:16:02 +0000, vazhavandan wrote:

> How is that can one version of Linux can mitigate risk, get
> highest-quality support, and lower your cost compared to the other ?
> Aren’t all the Linuxes running the same kernel , same DEs, same sambas
> etc…

Short answer: Marketing fluff

Longer answer: Lower cost/higher quality support tends to = better
expertise (perceived or real) at Linux that costs the company providing
the help less (either through fewer numbers or lower pay).

Jim

Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

On Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:26:01 +0000, consused wrote:

> Same old Oracle marketing tactics. I hope Attachmate’s SUSE is geared up
> for that. :\

They’ve been running a similar RH->SLE campaign for a few years now. And
since Oracle is RH “in disguise”, I imagine the migration is similar.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

Like ferrets in a sack! :smiley:

I agree but nothing beats compilaton of the required components on individual machine for enhancing performance (that is what i have heard :slight_smile: )
If that is the case would Oracle compile and install each every software on clients machine .
They would provide only the rpms mostly which is technically not the best kind of optimisation one can offers.
when i tried to download oracle Linux it was asking me to register , asked my phone numbers etc: which is not how a typically freely available software system operates :sarcastic:
This seems to contradict their free for download dictum

On Fri, 25 Jan 2013 03:06:01 +0000, vazhavandan wrote:

> I agree but nothing beats compilaton of the required components on
> individual machine for enhancing performance (that is what i have heard
> :slight_smile: )

That used to be true, but not so much any more. In general, the
precompiled kernels tend to be well optimized and still provide broad
support for various drivers and such.

(And yes, I used to build my own kernels regularly…opinion above is
based on my own personal experience from having done so for years).

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

On 01/25/2013 04:06 AM, vazhavandan wrote:
> when i tried to download oracle Linux it was asking me to register ,
> asked my phone numbers etc: which is not how a typically freely
> available software system operates :sarcastic:
> This seems to contradict their free for download dictum

don’t forget that Oracle is a commercial enterprise level operating
system… like Red Hat Enterprise Linux <http://www.redhat.com/> and
SUSE Linux Enterprise <https://www.suse.com/>

compare the ‘dictum’ and required registration data of all three and i
think you will find them free (no out of pocket cost) to download…

and, free to run with free (best effort) install support…but, when
you run out of the “trial period” you have some options:

  1. continue using the software with no cost to you, and no security
    patches, bug fixes, or upgrading…

  2. purchase some level of (varying cost) support (might be comprehensive
    including [for example] telephone/email or ‘only’ security patches, bug
    fixes etc)


dd
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobile” of operating systems!

Actually, there is no trial period for Oracle Linux. You can install and run it on as many systems as you like, free of charge. Security patches and bug fixes are freely available from the Oracle Public Yum Server - you don’t need to purchase a support subscription for that. But if you need technical assistance, support is available in various levels, you can choose for each system if you want to have it under support and at which level. And if you don’t want to register before downloading, ISOs are available from a number of mirror sites - Oracle Linux is freely redistributable.

On 01/25/2013 06:16 PM, LenzGr wrote:

> Actually, there is no trial period for Oracle Linux. You can install
> and run it on as many systems as you like, free of charge. Security
> patches and bug fixes are freely available from the ‘Oracle Public Yum
> Server’ (http://public-yum.oracle.com/) - you don’t need to purchase a
> support subscription for that. But if you need technical assistance,
> support is available in various levels, you can choose for each system
> if you want to have it under support and at which level. And if you
> don’t want to register before downloading, ISOs are available from a
> number of ‘mirror sites’
> (https://wikis.oracle.com/display/oraclelinux/Downloading+Oracle+Linux)
> - Oracle Linux is freely redistributable.

thanks for your input (maybe i need to look more closely at their offering!)


dd
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobile” of operating systems!

Speaking of campaigns…
https://www.suse.com/products/desktop/technical-information/compare.html

Interesting link, if ever I need the business end of linux, or SUSE in particular. :slight_smile:

Ubuntu from Canonical

In addition to the technical specifications, here you can find detailed descriptions of all packages included in SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 2:

Ubuntu from Canonical” followed by the openSUSE details… a typo ?