Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 20:24 UTC, submitted by Tudy
Novell and Ximian Why Novell's internal migration to Linux desktops is a landmark story. Novell preps Linux Desktop 10: Desktop search, note taking features will surpass Windows, execs say. Novell buys N.H.'s Tally Systems to benefit ZenWorks.
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And despite all their efforts
by Anonymous on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 20:36 UTC

And not to mention all the hype they push out with all sorts of ridicilous claims, they have yet to deliver...

For instance...

- All the software not available for Linux
- The fact that updates+security is still a huge questionmark for Linux

Instead of claiming being Better than XP or whatever they seem to claim, show that instead. To me this sounds like just any other linux, claiming so much delivering so little.

by DCMonkey on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 21:21 UTC

Oooh, a post-it note app. That'll get me to switch for good.

Hey, what if they created a framework for attaching notes to the UI of applications. That would be neat.

So what did they find?
by nnooiissee on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 21:32 UTC

the tough problems are fed back to appropriate developers for sizing and solving.

The key lesson is that Linux is not ready to handle all the functionality performed on Windows desktops today.

the process will uncover and remove obstacles to migration as it goes forward.

What are the obstacles that are left? What obstacles have they overcome so far? So few details.

Step in the right direction
by Patrick on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 21:36 UTC

Moving all Novell desktops to Linux is a great step in the right direction. Now they will experience firsthand the obstacles to Linux adoption, and hopefully develop a way to minimize them. Every year seems to be the "Year of Linux". While I look forward to larger migration to Linux, I am disappointed by all the hype. Don't get me wrong, Linux has huge strides recently, but there is still work to do.

by slash on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 21:38 UTC

So my only question about this better than Windows Linux is: how much of it is open sourced? If it isn't all open sourced, I am not going to be interested in it. As bad as Microsoft is, at least they have the decency to make the vast majority of stuff in house.

Re: And despite all their questions
by benn on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 21:43 UTC

- All the software not available for Linux

Certainly...but there is plenty of quality software available to do what most people want. No matter what system you use, you are confined to that system.

- The fact that updates+security is still a huge questionmark for Linux

It's a good thing that Windows is so good about this! Think up some valid arguments. These are so weak, I may just start to believe the Novell hype.

I'm interested
by Andre Da Costa on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 21:54 UTC

I am definitely interested in seeing what Novell has planned for version 10 of NDL. Personally I hope they concentrate on the following areas:

Way better hardware support

Hot from the convention center
by Bert Plat on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 22:20 UTC

I'm expecting we'll hear more about NLD10 at Friday's keynote. If so, I'll post it on my Brainshare (b)log:

v for those who side with MS are completly clueless
by Bedros on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 23:01 UTC
No details of obstacles
by Anon on Thu 24th Mar 2005 03:54 UTC

Would be better if a true case study was published so that other companies could start overcoming these hurdles, too.

by Anonymous on Thu 24th Mar 2005 03:55 UTC

A person would be crazy to use Windows when you can simply have everything on Linux, and the developer support that goes along with open source.

by tobaccofarm on Thu 24th Mar 2005 06:53 UTC

Novell is aggressively working to cultivate ISV relationships to get more applications on Linux.

I hope there will be enough spin-off.Nevertheless bold moves.