"SLED 11 leverages all the updates found in openSUSE 11.1 to
bring a fully up-to-date distribution to the enterprise. In
addition, SLED 11 includes a number of Novell developed features,
such as the AppArmor application security tool, specifically
targeted at enterprise users. It also includes proprietary
applications like Adobe Acrobat Reader, not typically included with
an open source distribution.
"Single-click install is another new-to-SLED 11 feature that
makes installing application programs a breeze. We tested this out
with the just-released MonoDevelop 2.0. There are actually three
options on the download page, and you'll need to pick the openSUSE
11.1 button for SLED 11. Version 2.4 of the core Mono components
were also released this week. The download page has instructions
for using the zypper command line tool to add the mono repository
and perform the upgrade with three instructions.
"The default file system has changed from ReiserFS to ext3 with
SLED11. There are some basic differences between the two, including
maximum individual file size. For ext3 that number is 2 TB and
shouldn't be an issue for the typical desktop user. ReiserFS
supports file sizes up to 1024 TB or 1 EB (Exabyte) and would make
sense in a server-based environment."