Suse Linux Enterprise 11 gets SP2 release

Service Pack 2 for Suse Linux Enterprise 11 has been released, incorporating the 3.0 Linux kernel and the Btrfs filesystem into the Linux distribution.

Service Pack 2 for Suse Linux Enterprise 11 has been released, incorporating the 3.0 Linux kernel and the Btrfs filesystem into the Linux distribution.

The company announced Service Pack 2 (SP2) had become generally available on Wednesday. SP2 adds support for over 500 chipsets and incorporates support for next-generation processors from Intel and AMD, including Intel's Xeon E5 'Romley' server chip.

Btrfs has a snapshot feature that automatically lays down copies of the operating system before and after new software packs, patches and drivers have been installed. Btrfs will sit alongside the already supported Ext3, reiserfs, XFS and OCFS 2 filesystems.

SP2 also has support for Linux containers, which lets administrators create virtual private servers that hook into the underlying OS.

The software is available to download from Suse's website for x86, 64-bit, System Z, IBM Power, Itanium and Amazon EC2.

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