Release: Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10

Quoting from the Novell official announcement:

Novell today announced the worldwide availability of SUSE® Linux Enterprise 10, the next-generation platform for the open enterprise. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 from Novell® includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, providing a secure and reliable foundation for enterprise computing from the desktop to the data center

“We also look forward to showing the world the capabilities of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 in August at LinuxWorld, as we address the pressing needs of today’s IT executives by being first to deliver fully supported Linux innovations such as Xen virtualization, exceptional performance and scalability, application-level security, and improved desktop usability.”

With SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, Novell has greatly simplified pricing for enterprise customers. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscriptions are now available in two forms – for either mainframe or non-mainframe servers. In addition, customers can choose basic, standard or priority support. Subscriptions start at $349 per server, and there is no additional cost for virtual server images.

It seems Novell preferred to not put too much emphasis on Xen inclusion. Possibly because with this first release they just support their own OS inside Xen domains.

Download it here.

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.