"That's okay, though. Neither free software enthusiasts nor home
users are really Novell's target audience with SLED 11, the latest
edition released late last month.
"SLED is designed for businesses. Much of Novell's development
efforts on SLED are geared toward making Linux play well with
Windows. For businesses that need those features, the SLED
distribution makes a compelling option.
"The enterprise version of SUSE should not be confused with
openSUSE, the free, open, community-supported version, which has no
direct connection to Novell.
"So what do you get for your deal with the devil? Well, SLED 11
brings all the updates found in openSUSE 11.1 and also includes a
number of Novell-developed features like the AppArmor security
tool, and some proprietary apps you won't find in your typical
open-source Linux distro, such as Adobe's Acrobat Reader."