I'm new to OES and don't know much about it so I'm hoping this question makes sense. I read through this thread on spiceworks: https://community.spiceworks.com/top...tween-oes-sles

I'm still hoping to clear this up.

Suppose I have a SLES server and I install the OES patch on top of it. Is that different from installing Novell OES directly? Or would both machines end up the same? I think I'd see either the oes-release or Open_Enterprise_Server-release packages on it either way. Is there a difference between these two ways of installing, or is it always really just the OES patches applied on top of SLES?