Compare SUSE Linux Enterprise vs. openSUSE Leap

openSUSE Leap is ranked 9th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while SUSE Linux Enterprise is ranked 6th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 2 reviews. openSUSE Leap is rated 8.0, while SUSE Linux Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of openSUSE Leap writes "A stable solution with reasonable support for a non-paid licence". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SUSE Linux Enterprise writes "Out-of-the-box SLES supported all of our HBAs and hardware specific components. I have not been overly impressed with their technical support". openSUSE Leap is most compared with Ubuntu Linux, CentOS and SUSE Linux Enterprise, whereas SUSE Linux Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Ubuntu Linux.
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Stable - it just runs without the necessity to reboot.

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Out-of-the-box SLES supported all of our HBAs and hardware specific components.It also was very easy to setup, and offered an easy to use advanced setup option as well. This helped to create special configurations for different use cases.YaST simplifies the server management of SUSE allowing for a centralized utility to control most of the server functions.The initial setup for most modern Linux distributions is normally straightforward. Most of the common distributions use an ncurses or GUI install.

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Somehow the change from OS12.x via 13.x to Leap was a bit bumpy and some old issues seemed to reappear.

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When working in a Department of Defense environment, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) have to be followed. SLES is not really addressed directly here. It did make following security policy difficult.I have not been overly impressed with their technical support.All distributions of Linux could use some improvement.The only stability issues that I can recall encountering with SUSE would be with KDE. However, that is limited to just the desktop environment as I have not had stability issues with ​most server functions.

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As far as licensing goes, there is nothing unusual here. The price and model have worked fine for my organization.I would advise others to download the free or strictly open source versions, then test them in their environment before committing to a purchase. This will allow for testing suitability for applications that they want to run.

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Overview

openSUSE Leap is a brand new way of building openSUSE and is new type of hybrid Linux distribution. Leap uses source from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE), which gives Leap a level of stability unmatched by other Linux distributions, and combines that with community developments to give users, developers and sysadmins the best stable Linux experience available. Contributor and enterprise efforts for Leap bridge a gap between matured packages and newer packages found in openSUSE’s other distribution Tumbleweed.

The modern and modular OS helps simplify multimodal IT, makes traditional IT infrastructure efficient and provides an engaging platform for developers. As a result, you can easily deploy and transition business-critical workloads across on-premise and public cloud environments.

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Air India, Akademicki Szpital Kliniczny (ASK), Allone, Altran, Apollo, ARCHIVA, Asia Innovatory Management School, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, AutoData Norge AS, Baldor Electric, Business Connexion, CASIO, Ciclum Farma, Delta Lloyd, Edumate , HPE, SAP SE, Lenovo, BMW, T-Systems, UCX, Turners & Growers, Shenzhen Development Bank, Bosch Group, JK Tyres & Industries, IOCL, European Space Agency, Daimler AG, China Minsheng Banking Corp, Café Coffee Day, Unisys, Petrochina Company Ltd, Fitch Ratings, ABeam Consulting Co Ltd, Tyro Payments, Rackspace, Pacific Textiles, ...
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