Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Mar 2006 19:36 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Novell and Ximian "Novell's new SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 is beating Microsoft Vista to market by months, and the Xen virtualization features in the upcoming SuSE Enterprise Server are right on target. In short, Novell's Linux roadmap looks great. Now, can Novell get business customers to travel its road?"
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RE[8]: improvement over XP
by grat on Fri 31st Mar 2006 01:07 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: improvement over XP"
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There are a LOT more major things under the hood. Graphics subsystem, audio subsystem, network subsystem, driver framework, all of which are getting overhauls, and there are more things as well.

Which is good from the viewpoint of Joe Customer who really doesn't know how (nor should they have to) to lock down their desktop so pesky little virii and trojans can't be installed on a drive-by basis.

However, it's a really bad thing if you were planning on running that 5 year old application that your job absolutely requires you to run that only works because of some backwards compatible component in XP that goes back to NT 4.0 days.

To demonstrate how idiotic some of the Application vendors are, there's a major medical company that provides a piece of software that requires the Microsoft JVM. Sun's JVM won't work. At all.

Vista is a *much* needed overhaul of XP. So much so, that most of the "Cool Stuff" won't make it into the initial shipment, and the OS will be largely incompatible with legacy applications.

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