Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Mar 2006 17:43 UTC, submitted by HeLfReZ
Novell and Ximian "SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop is an all-in-one solution that contains technology innovations and usability breakthroughs including integrated desktop search, accelerated graphical interfaces and numerous application improvements. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop delivers market-leading usability plus an exceptional end user experience with an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn environment. Seamless interoperability and support for standards allows SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop to readily coexists with Windows, Mac, Unix and other operating systems." The preview page has some screenshots and a screencast. My take: And there was much rejoicing. I'm seriously looking forward to this release.
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I know people around here don't like this, but it is going to be repeated again, and again, and again and again until someone comes up with a worthwhile answer. I know some of you have some psychological issues about being told that the enterprise Linux desktop market doesn't exist, but, you can always come up with some evidence otherwise. Can't you?

Saying that a thing does not exist, does not make such a statement true.

Ha, ha, ha, ha. Nice vagueness, which a lot of people tend to do when this is brought up.

You tell me, and preferably give me some figures, as to how many major enterprises, large companies, governments and such like have rolled out, and deployed, enterprise Linux desktops such as the NLD and you tell me how much revenue it's bringing in for companies like Novell. For example:,10801,.....

Once companies realize how painlessly they can integrate a Linux desktop into an enterprise dominated by Windows, the trend to use Linux alongside or to replace Windows in the enterprise should catch fire by 2008, Jaffe said.

"I don't think mass migrations will come until 2007, maybe 2008, but this is the year to really prepare for it," he said.

How many times has that been repeated since circa 2000?

There is no market, as it stands, for enterprise desktop Linux, and anyone who thinks there is has been raiding the koolaid cupboard. There is no such thing as a corporate desktop Linux distribution, since corporates just aren't using it.

Trying to say a thing does exist, without any evidence whatsoever (and with several years of evidence to the contrary actually), quite clearly makes that statement false in this context.

Edited 2006-03-10 12:53

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