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  1. #1
    toclimbk2 NNTP User

    SuSE Linux 9 vs 9.1

    I'm confused. Is SuSE Linux 9 and 9.1 both Enterprise editions or is 9 the Enterprise and 9.1 the Professional? I'm having trouble installing some monitoring software that is only supported on Enterprise editions.

  2. #2
    Joseph Marton NNTP User

    Re: SuSE Linux 9 vs 9.1

    On Thu, 07 Feb 2008 21:36:01 +0000, toclimbk2 wrote:

    > I'm confused. Is SuSE Linux 9 and 9.1 both Enterprise editions or is 9
    > the Enterprise and 9.1 the Professional?


    There is no SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.1, just SLES 9. If you see 9.1
    that technically means SUSE Pro 9.1 which is the free hobbyist version
    (now called openSUSE).

    --
    Joe
    "Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us who do."


  3. #3
    Mark NNTP User

    Re: SuSE Linux 9 vs 9.1


    do yourself a favor & get the latest version from

    software.opensuse.org


  4. #4
    J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) NNTP User

    Re: SuSE Linux 9 vs 9.1

    Mark <markgharvey@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:
    > do yourself a favor & get the latest version from
    >
    > software.opensuse.org


    You won't find the Enterprise products there. For SLES9,
    http://www.novell.com/products/server9/
    would be the starting point. Note that SLES9 (SP4) is an older version. The
    current version is SLES10 (SP1),
    http://www.novell.com/products/server/
    --
    Ray Dassen
    Technical Support Engineer, EMEA Services Center, Novell Technical Services
    Novell, Inc. Software for the Open Enterprise http://www.novell.com/open

  5. #5
    Chris Cox NNTP User

    Re: SuSE Linux 9 vs 9.1

    On Thu, 2008-02-07 at 21:36 +0000, toclimbk2 wrote:
    > I'm confused. Is SuSE Linux 9 and 9.1 both Enterprise editions or is 9
    > the Enterprise and 9.1 the Professional? I'm having trouble installing
    > some monitoring software that is only supported on Enterprise editions.
    >
    >


    In many, many ways 9.1 is very similar to SLES 9 GA. So.. if you have
    SLES 9 and want to install some of the desktop packages (in particular
    ones that didn't even ship with the Novell Linux Desktop), then
    installing from SUSE Pro 9.1 works well.

    However, with that said, SUSE Pro 9.1 isn't SLES 9. So any software
    that checks the version (for example) won't like anyone treating
    SUSE Pro 9.1 as if it were SLES 9.

    So... SUSE Pro 9.1 is NOT a poor man's SLES 9. However using
    SUSE Pro 9.1 package installs on a SLES 9 box is not that
    uncommon... and it's pretty safe.



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