SUSE leads because of openSUSE

posted Jul 20, 2012, 4:23 AM by Webadmin Safepark Consultancy
After Attachmate last year bought SUSE from Novell there was a bit of uncertainty about what would happen. That did not last long. Here are some of todays facts:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is used in 80% of all instances of Linux running on mainframe computers.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is used in 70% of all instances of SAP on Linux.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is used by nearly all of the world's major automobile manufacturers.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is used by nearly 80% of the US Fortune 500 aerospace and defence companies.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is used by nearly 70% of the US Fortune 100 general merchandisers, specially retailers and food and drug stores.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is used by over two-thirds of the global Fortune 100.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server have over 8500 applications certified to run on it.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server are certified and supported on 13500 hardware.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is used on over half of the world's largest supercomputer clusters.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a licensed product to which you can buy support from SUSE or others. However, if you can live with upgrading (migrating) your OS to a new version every 18 months, then you can get more than 90% of the benefits of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server by using openSUSE. A new version of openSUSE is release about every six months, and patch support is provided for 18 months. 
Safepark Consultancy have been using openSUSE on all its computers since 2008, and have experience with SUSE since SUSE Linux 9.2 Professional.
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