An open source Linux operating system distribution developed and supported by the openSUSE Project. openSUSE is freely available for download, and the most recent “stable” release of openSUSE, openSUSE 12.2, debuted in September 2012 with new features like KDE 4.8, GNOME 3.4, GRUB 2 and XFCE 4.10.
The openSUSE Project is sponsored by SUSE, which had been owned by Novell since 2003, but SUSE currently operates as a standalone business unit following The Attachmate Group’s acquisition of Novell in 2011. openSUSE branches also serve as the basis for SUSE Linux Enterprise releases.
- Software Defined Data Center - SDDC
SDDC is short for software-defined data center. May also be called software-defined datacenter (SDD) or virtual data center. Software-defined data center (SDDC) is the phrase used to refer to a data center where all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service. Control of the data center is fully automated by software, meaning hardware configuration […]
- SUSE Linux Enterprise
SUSE Linux Enterprise is the enterprise-grade version of SUSE’s open source Linux operating system distribution. SUSE Linux Enterprise can be deployed on both servers (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) and desktops (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop), and it competes in the enterprise Linux market with the likes of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Oracle Linux and CentOS. […]
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or RHEL, is the enterprise-grade version of Red Hat’s open source Linux operating system distribution. Red Hat Enterprise Linux can be deployed on both servers and desktops, and it competes in the enterprise Linux market with the likes of SUSE Linux Enterprise, Oracle Linux and CentOS. Red Hat Enterprise Linux branches […]
- Microsoft Secure Boot
Microsoft Secure Boot is a component of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system that relies on the UEFI specification’s secure boot functionality to help prevent malicious software applications and “unauthorized” operating systems from loading during the system start-up process. While there is some concern that Microsoft Secure Boot will make it difficult to install Linux or […]
Short for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, UEFI is a specification that defines a more modernized model for the interface between computer operating systems and platform firmware during the boot, or start-up, process. UEFI originated as the Intel Boot Initiative in the late 1990s before being turned over to the Unified EFI Forum, and today the […]