Novell to release new version of its server Linux

ZDNet have a report (confirmed on the Novell site) that Novell are to release a new version of their flagship server product SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco.

This version will have the 2.6 kernel – the 2.6 kernel works better than previous versions on large multiprocessor systems, it is easier to manage, and it supports databases better.

Red Hat
, Novell’s main competitor, is apparently not going to ship a version of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux based on the 2.6 kernel until early 2005.