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What are the supported platforms and system requirements for each SUSE Linux product?

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Platforms:

  • x86
  • AMD64 and EM64T (x86_64)
  • Itanium Processor Family (ia64)
  • IBM POWER (former IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries systems)(ppc)
  • IBM zSeries (64-bit)(s390x)

System Requirements:

Please see http://www.novell.com/products/server/sysreqs.html

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

Platforms:

  • x86
  • AMD64 and EM64T (x86_64)

System Requirements:

Please see http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/sysreqs.html

Novell Open Enterprise Server

Platforms:

  • x86

System Requirements:

Please see http://www.novell.com/products/openenterpriseserver/sysreqs.html

Novell Linux Desktop 9

Platforms:

  • x86
  • AMD64 and EM64T (x86_64)

System Requirements:

Please see http://www.novell.com/products/desktop9/sysreqs.html

SUSE Linux 10.1*

* Not included in Technical Subscriptions

Its predecessor, SUSE LINUX Professional, will be on Novell.com through 12/31/05, but the most up-to-date information will be found on http://www.novell.com/products/suselinux/sysreqs.html

Platforms:

  • x86
  • AMD64 and EM64T (x86_64)
  • IBM POWER (former IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries systems)(ppc)

System Requirements:

Please see http://www.novell.com/products/suselinux/sysreqs.html

Why isn't SUSE Linux 10.1 (formerly SUSE LINUX Professional) included with my Technical Subscription?

SUSE Linux 10.1 is considered a personal or home desktop solution. Because Technical Subscriptions focuses on enterprise-level software, we have included our enterprise-level desktop solution, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, in Technical Subscriptions. Novell Linux Desktop 9, which is the predecessor to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, is included as well. We also include SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Novell Open Enterprise Server.

Which Technical Subscriptions include the SUSE Linux software?

Novell Software Evaluation and Development Library (NSEDL), Novell Professional Resource Suite (NPRS), Novell Tech Select Service and DeveloperNet Professional include the SUSE software.

For which Linux products are registration codes available?

Novell offers registration codes for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Novell Open Enterprise Server and Novell Linux Desktop 9.

Are there any licensing restrictions for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Novell Open Enterprise Server or Novell Linux Desktop 9?

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server portion of Open Enterprise Server, and Novell Linux Desktop 9 may be installed and used on server/client computers within your organization. However, access to patches and updates either via manual downloads or through an automatic download agent like YaST is restricted to users who have a maintenance subscription. See www.novell.com/products/linuxenterpriseserver/maintenance.html for more information on maintenance subscriptions or the end-user license agreement accompanying these products for a full description of the license terms.

Which subscriptions include access to Linux registration codes?

Novell Software Evaluation and Development Library—Expanded License, Novell DeveloperNet Professional, Novell Professional Resource Suite and Novell Tech Select Service include access to Linux registration codes.

Can I update several boxes with one registration code?

Yes. However, keep in mind that only the code recipient is allowed to perform the updates.

How can I obtain a Linux registration code?

From the Subscriber Portal (http://support.novell.com/subscriptions/portal/spc), select your subscription under My Subscriptions. Then, click Request Linux Registration Codes.

I have obtained a Linux registration code. How do I use it to update my system?

Step-by-step instructions for updating your system can be found at http://support.novell.com/linux/registration/.

How do I install and run the evaluation version of Novell Open Enterprise Server?

See http://support.novell.com/subscriptions/subscriber_resources/highlights/2005/tech_select_highlights_may05.html#InUNOES for instructions specific to the evaluation version of Novell Open Enterprise Server included in your Technical Subscription.

I am a partner or a developer; how can I obtain registration codes for SUSE Linux 10.1 (formerly SUSE LINUX Professional)?

Partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa should visit http://partnerweb.novell.com/partners/general/suse_maintenance_code.html.

Partners in other locations should e-mail PartnerNet_feedback@novell.com.

Developer services contract owners should e-mail devsup@novell.com.

Where can I get additional information about SUSE Linux products?

Please visit http://www.novell.com/linux/suse/index.html.

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