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DistroWatch.com: SUSE Linux Enterprise

SUSE Linux Enterprise

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:15 UTC


SUSE Linux Enterprise is an interoperable platform for mission-critical computing.  SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop is an enterprise-quality Linux desktop that's ready for routine business use.  It provides interoperability with existing systems and many office applications.  It also delivers flexibility for desktop and notebook clients, thin-client devices, and high-end technical workstations.  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is designed to handle mission-critical workloads. It is an open, scalable, solution that comes with integrated Xen-based virtualization, application security, and systems management across a range of hardware architectures.  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server provides interoperability with Windows and other platforms, and it provides a secure foundation for a broad range of edge, departmental and data center needs.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 135 (67), 6 months: 168 (53), 3 months: 153 (48), 4 weeks: 140 (49), 1 week: 138 (45)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 2 review(s).


SUSE Linux Enterprise Summary
Distribution SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
Home Page http://www.suse.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forums.suse.com/forum.php
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://www.suse.com/documentation/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.suse.com/download-linux/
Bug Tracker https://bugzilla.suse.com/
Related Websites Wikipedia (Desktop) • Wikipedia (Server)
Reviews 12: Heise (German)
11: Linux UserThe RegisterTuxRadarSourceForge (Japanese) • LinuxPlanetZDNet Blogs
10: LinMagazine (Hebrew) • Dr.Dobb'sPro-Linux (German) • ComputingOSNewsOSNews
9: Network WorldHardware Upgrade (Italian) • Linux JournalOSNewsLinuxPlanetNetwork WorldLWN
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-11-08: Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2
 • 2015-12-22: Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1
 • 2015-07-17: Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4
 • 2014-10-28: Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 12
 • 2013-07-09: Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3
 • 2012-02-29: Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2
 • 2009-03-24: Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
 • 2009-02-25: Development Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 RC4
 • 2008-05-21: Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2
 • 2006-06-27: Development Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 RC3
 • 2005-01-17: Review: Novell Linux Desktop 9
 • 2004-11-08: Distribution Release: Novell Linux Desktop 9
 • More SUSE releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-10-24 SLE and ARM support
 •2016-04-15 SUSE Linux Enterprise JeOS
 • More SUSE headlines...

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Feature 12-SP2 11-SP3 10-SP3 9
Release Date 2016-11-08 2013-07-08 2009-10-20 2004-11-08
End Of Life   2019-03    
Price (US$)       50
Image Size (MB) 3024-4388MB      
Free Download ISO (60-day eval) ISO (60-day eval) ISO (60-day eval) ISO (30-day eval)
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME, KDE
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o
Processor Architecture ppc, system z, x86_64 i586, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64 i586, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64 i586, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Init Software systemd SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual cs, de, en, es, fr, hu, it, nl, po, pt_BR, ru, se Yes Yes de, en, es, fr, it, pt_br
Asian Language Support ar, ja, kr, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, kr, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, kr, zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW
Full Package List 12-sp2 11-sp3 10-sp3 9
Package 12-SP2 11-SP3 10-SP3 9
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.0.27.2 1.0.18 1.0.11 1.0.3
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 3.2 3.1 2.05b
bind (9.11.2) 9.9.9-P1 9.6ESVR7P4 9.3.4 9.2.3
chromium (60.0.3112.101) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.4) 1.7.5 1.3.9 1.1.23 1.1.20
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.3 4.2.4-P2 3.0.7 3.0.1rc13
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.42.11 1.41.9 1.38 1.34
firefox (55.0.2) 45.4.0 17.0.4 3.5.2 0.10.0
freetype (2.8) 2.6.3 2.3.7 2.1.10 2.1.7
gcc (7.2.0) 4.8.5 4.3.4 4.1.2 3.3.3
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 2.6.2 2.2.10 2.0.2
glibc (2.26) 2.22 2.11.3 2.4 2.3.3
gnome-shell (3.24.3) 3.20.4 -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.17) 2.6.2 2.2.7 -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- 1.2.13
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 0.97 0.97 0.94
gtk+ (3.22.18) 3.20.9 2.18.9 2.8.11 2.4.9
httpd (2.4.27) 2.4.23 2.2.12 2.2.3 --
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.48.5 0.46 0.43 --
k3b (17.08.0) -- 1.0.5 1.0.4 0.11.12
kmod (24) 17 -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.28.0 2.12.0.1 2.6.1
libreoffice (5.4.0) 5.1.5 3.6.5 3.1.1 1.1.3
linux (4.12.8) 4.4.21 3.0.76 2.6.16.60 2.6.5
Package 12-SP2 11-SP3 10-SP3 9
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.7) 10.0.27 -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- --
mesa (17.1.6) 11.2.1 9.0.3 6.4.2 4.3.99.902
mysql (5.7.19) -- 5.5.31 5.0.26 4.0.18
nautilus (3.24.2.1) 3.20.3 2.28.4 2.12.2 2.6.3
NVIDIA (384.59) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u144) 8u101 7u6 -- --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.2p2 6.2p2 4.2p1 3.8p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2j 0.9.8j 0.9.8a 0.9.7d
perl (5.26.0) 5.18.2 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.3
php (7.1.8) -- 5.3.17 5.2.5 --
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) 2.11.8 2.9.4 2.5.6 2.1.1
postgresql (9.6.4) 9.4.9 8.3.23 8.1.17 7.4.2
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.9 2.6.8 2.4.2 2.3.3
qt (5.9.1) 5.6.1 4.6.3 3.3.5 3.3.1
samba (4.6.7) 4.4.2 3.6.3 3.0.36 3.0.4
systemd (234) 228 -- -- --
thunderbird (52.3.0) -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.2 6.4 6.2
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.3 1.6.5 (6.9.0) --

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Average rating
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Version: 12-SP2
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-12
Votes: 1


Pros: System gets up and running with most everything you need to have a professional workstation.

Cons: Media Codecs are missing and require either using the packman repository or compiling the codecs yourself. (not very hard).


I enjoy using the operating system and have come to like Gnome 3. Very solid, very quick. I chose to compile my own codec from instructions found on the web. There are plenty of additional repositories available to find other software you made need. For the business, I didn't need anything else. For my home use, I wanted a few things like Google Chrome, Pithos, and KmyMoney.




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Version: 12-SP2
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-05
Votes: 2


Unquestionably, the 'slickest' of all the distros. The SLED desktop can't be beat, and the integration and usability, just wow. The totally boo factor is that you have to pay to use longer than 6 months, totally so not FOSS. However, for sure, you may download the sourcecode and do it better (if you can).


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