Novell released the SUSE Linux 11 Today. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11, SUSE Linux Enterprise Mono Extension and Novell ZENworks Linux Management 7.3 are available now. While SUSE Linux Enterprise JeOS will be available in April and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension will be available in the second quarter of this year.SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 delivers interoperability and mission-critical support for your complete computing environment—desktop to data center, physical and virtual.SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 supports swap over NFS (Network File System), a functionality that will drastically reduce application downtime. The package update stack was also improved to automate installing, removing, upgrading and configuring various software packages
Jeff Jaffe, chief technology officer at Novell Said . “With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, Novell is helping IT professionals save money while addressing other key issues identified in the survey, such as interoperability, support for mission-critical computing and the flexibility to deploy Linux in a wide range of environments.”
Two new extensions were added to improve productivity and reliability: SUSE Linux Enterprise Mono Extension and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension. The first will allow users to run .NET-based Microsoft applications, while the second, a clustering solution, will ensure maximum uptime for mission-critical deployments. The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 platform will be supported by major partner companies like Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computer, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle and SAP AG. “Customers place a very high value on the interoperability and strong technical cooperation between Microsoft and Novell, and the new release of SUSE Linux Enterprise continues that ground-breaking innovation. The scale and scope of the strategic agreement with Novell is unique, and provides customers with innovative solutions for mixed-source environments, both physical and virtual.” said Ted MacLean, general manager of strategic alliances & licensing, Microsoft.