Novell brings updated kernel to enterprise Linux

Novell brings updated kernel to enterprise Linux

Timed to coincide with this year's linuxworld expo, Novell has announced SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.

Though Novell's SuSE division has marketed a commercial Linux distribution based on the v2.6 kernel, this is the first to be granted the more stringently qualified enterprise designation.

Besides kernel-level improvements and the usual collection of updated software packages, this release offers improved fail-over, clustering, and resource management. It comes bundled with Novell's ZENworks configuration management software for Linux.

The company claims that its AutoBuild system allows it to offer identical configurations for a variety of platforms, including x86 (both 32- and 64-bit), Itanium, IBM Power, and IBM mainframes.

Free evaluation downloads are available now and support subscriptions start at $US349 per dual-CPU server.

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