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Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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by moleskine on Wed 1st Feb 2006 21:57 UTC
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This doesn't really come over as news. When did a trade demo not end in applause? It would have been news if Nat Friedman's demonstration had been greeted with boos, catcalls and a hail of tomatoes. There is nothing radically new in this demo, just refinements of what exists already. And it still leaves Novell with the same problems, the same disgruntled shareholders and the same view of Red Hat, accelerating steadily further and further ahead of them because Red Hat are concentrating on where the money is, in the enterprise server room. Even folks who like Linux don't really think it's going to be rescued by an mp3 player.

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