i am curios what the actual function of novell zenworks is? i am actually
not using oes,,,,but just sles10. and i seem to be unlikely that the time
that the update-status process seems to always kick off and grab all my
cpu, is when the box is really needed.

i turned it off, and was still able to do a an online update through yast?

so what am i losing by turning that process off? thanks!