Article from Issue 103/2009


SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) is Novell's top-end desktop Linux for corporate environments. Inside you'll find a steady and stable system designed for interoperability and business-like efficiency. This month's DVD comes with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of SLED 11. SLED offers a practical set of the best desktop productivity tools. Version 11 also comes with new power management features, including display dimming, CPU throttling, and hard drive shutdown. According to Novell, the new Nomad remote desktop suite provides "near-native" graphics for remote desktop access sessions, which makes SLED an ideal candidate for remote virtual desktops. This DVD provides 60 days of free maintenance, which entitles you to any patches and updates. See the box titled "60 Days of Free Maintenance" for details.

SLED 11 32-Bit Highlights

Linux kernel 2.6.27

Xorg 7.4

KDE 4.1.3

Gnome 2.24

Evolution 2.24

OpenOffice 3.0

GIMP 2.4.2

gPhoto 2.4.3

Firefox 3.0.6

Kaffeine 0.8.7

Banshee 1.4.1

Digikam 0.9.4

Double-sided DVD

This DVD is a double-sided disc. A DVD device always reads the side of the disc that is facing down. This DVD is labeled like a normal DVD – the label you see as you place the disk into the tray applies to the data on the opposite side.

60 days of Maintenance

Novell offers 60 days of free maintenance for SLED users. To register, go to, then login to your account or create a new account. You will receive an activation code for the free maintenance agreement.

At the end of 60 days, you'll need to purchase a support agreement with Novell in order to receive additional patches and updates.

Additional Resources

[1] Novell:

[2] SLED product page:

[3] SLED service and support:

[4] SLED forum options:

[5] SLED documentation:

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