Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: openSUSE Linux 11.4 Draws Strength from Cloud Services, Community
openSUSE 11.4 is a modest new release in the line of community-oriented, Linux-based operating systems from Novell and the openSUSE community, marked by a raft of newly updated open-source applications and components. As with previous openSUSE releases, this distribution can serve in roles, ranging from desktop to server. However, where openSUSE (and its SUSE Linux predecessor) once stood tall among its Linux rivals, I'd sooner recommend Ubuntu or one of the Red Hat-based distributions for most client-to-server uses. With that said, what openSUSE lacks within the release itself, it helps make up for in the networked services that Novell has assembled around it, and the openSUSE project has embarked on a pair of potentially compelling new branches of the distribution-Projects Tumbleweed and Evergreen.