Being a services person inside of a product company means that you’re always going to be an odd duck.
When we travelled to Australia this summer, I needed to get a new DVD player for our kids to occupy them on the long flights. (If you’re going to complain about kids watching TV to me, first make sure you have kids. Then talk to me.) But, instead, I decided to get a cheap $200 netbook, a discontinued Dell Mini 9. I ripped a bunch of kid’s videos, which we own, and put them on a USB stick (the Dell has a tiny SSD HD) and they had a functioning DVD player and I had a little computer, too.
Now available from Novell IT Consulting: Mission-critical Services for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension [pdf.]. If you need it, you know you need it, and I know the guys who work on this in the field; they’re really top-notch, and they’re closely connected to the development team.