Some people would still consider RHEL3 WS edition to be capable of most server tasks.
The same can be said about SUSE Professional 9.l. SLES 9 is intended as competitor for ES/AS.
For example, consult the EMC hardware compatability list...
I never know if your articles purposely include controversial information to increase the reaction to the article, ...
You pick on Ladislav, but I can't see higher quality in your comment than in his article. It appears that you cannot stand the notion that SUSE may have (temporarily, as Ladislav states it) a more advanced enterprise product than Red Hat.
I like Red Hat EL3.0, but SLES 8 is at the same level of quality and ISV/IHV support. Potential customers should base their decision for one or the other on their specific field of application, not on the brand name.
The release of SLES 9 introduces kernel 2.6 to the enterprise market, and it is noteworthy that was Novell/SUSE that took this step, not Red Hat.
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