While the eyes of the IT world have spent years squinting to see Microsoft’s slowly unfolding vistas, the companies and individuals that drive open source have been steadily building a case for broader adoption of Linux-based operating systems.
Novell’s OpenSUSE 10.2 builds upon the strengths of previous SUSE releases and includes what is arguably the best suite of configuration tools of any Linux distribution. OpenSUSE 10.2’s software management tools have settled down since Version 10.1, but there’s still room for improvement in performance, software package browsing and overall package availability. Version 10.2 is a worthwhile upgrade for current OpenSUSE users and a solid first step for those new to Linux. For more information, go to opensuse.org.
COST ANALYSIS: OpenSUSE 10.2 is freely downloadable and provides a time-saving centralized interface.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
HARDWARE SUPPORT GOOD
SOFTWARE SUPPORT GOOD