Re: Enterprise vs openSUSE
- From: noname <noname@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 02:54:44 +0200
Sorry? The development is, if anything, LESS stable. With openSUSE many
people do tests and look at the code. Not so many with SLES and SLED
Depends how you look at this. It is not only the number of people that
counts for development. Novell SUSE derived the current Enterprise
version from SUSE 10.1 and developed from there. Just because it is
called enterprise it does not mean the development is not based on the
community work. Specialist within SUSE just develop additional
functional requirements for enterprise and further harden the distribution.
It does also not mean that openSUSE does NOT meet those standards. On
the contrary, as openSUSE is the basis for SLES and SLED, they damn well
see to it that openSUSE meets those standards as well.
But the enterprise standards Novell SUSE requires for SLES and SLED go
beyond the requirements of the community. That is why SLES and SLED
exist in their own SUSE distribution form and why Novell does not just
use openSUSE as an enterprise product.
also must accept there can be big differences between the releases.
The differences can be very small or very big, depending on what you
expect and what general knowledge you have of SUSE and/or Linux. From a
user perspective, I do not see many differences between 7.0 and 10.3.
Things are done in the same way still.
I pointed out what to be aware of. It is no use in saying it depends on
what somebody expects or the knowledge somebody has since that is the
case for almost any situation where changes are made. People who run a
system for business use in general need more stability then users of
openSUSE. (and no, I dont mean openSUSE is not stable.) Even minor
changes can make a big difference. openSUSE has thousands of these
changes per subversion and these versions are released far more
frequently then the enterprise variants. So when a company uses
openSUSE, the maintainers must accept more risk due to changes.
Upgrading IS fuly suported. Where did you get the idea that it wasn't?
Features that suddenly change are few, unless you are interested to look
under the hood.
Let me ask you the same question where you got the idea upgrading has
full support. This since I find it far more important to stay on the
safe side not to trust upgrading to work. But to answer your question
how I got the idea it is not: 1) From the start of opensuse the support
for upgrading was not a goal and was also not made. 2) No 'official'
announcement was made since the start of opensuse about finally
implemented full support for upgrading. 3) The opensuse documentation
still warns even updating is not supported.
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