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SUSE Accelerates Linux Server Development in SLES 11 SP 2

Feb 29, 2012, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The traditional approach to Linux enterprise releases is to keep the kernel the same in an effort to maintain compatibility. In that approach, new features are back-ported to the update. SUSE is now taking a different approach and is instead forward-porting compatibility for new features.

Dr. Gerald Pfiefer, senior director of product management at SUSE Linux, noted in the SP1 release that SUSE also rebased the kernel, though in that case it was an exception. With the SP2 update he said there is now a desire and a willingness to move forward instead of constantly backporting technology

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