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Re: [SLE] Different Suse versions
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2006 18:44:29 -0500
  • Message-id: <1143935071.14910.12.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2006-04-01 at 15:35 -0800, kai wrote:
> On Saturday 01 April 2006 12:14 pm, Cody Nelson wrote:
> > What is up with all the different Suse versions out there?
> > I see:
> > Open Suse
> > Eval Suse (how is this different than open suse?)
> > live eval Suse (eve boot)
> > SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
> > Novell Linux Desktop 9
> > SUSE Linux 10.0
> Novell is just trying to keep up with Microsoft, who's going to eventually
> have six different flavors of Wintendo.
> I've heard rumors that it also may be part of a government conspiracy, but
> since I wear my tinfoil hat every night to bed, I'm sure they're not going to
> get me.
> But to answer your question before the government invokes the patriot act on
> me and sends in the KGB (formally known as the CIA)...
> openSuse == Open Source version of SUSE Linux

IIRC this is more like GEEK brewed SuSE, user augmented development.

> Eval Suse == Evaluation version of Retail SUSE Linux

This is not quite right. It's the dl version of 10.0. Poorly naming
it has caused confusion. Eval copies have stale dates, this one does
not. AFAIK. It's the version that I am running on my main system.

> live eval Suse == Live/non permanant version of eval.

AKA run from disk (CD/DVD) distro.

> SLES 9 == Very pricy enterprise server-based version of Linux.
> NLD9 == Enterprise version of SUSE without the bleeding edge software.
> SUSE Linux 10.0 == Retail box of SUSE (what I run).
> They will be removing the term "Novell Linux Desktop" with the next iteration
> and calling it simply SUSE Enterprise. (NCC 1701 for short.)

It's being talked about on Novell's site as SLED10. Interesting
reading, and I'm seriously thinking of buying a boxed set for use on a
laptop that's going to be used at University.

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