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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 miguel on Wed 1st Feb 2006 22:44 UTC
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Its interesting to note that for someone who does not care about the Linux desktop or Novell, segedenum is a very active flamer on anything related to Novell, Gnome and Mono.

I think most of his flames are in response to his own fears. I do not know the gentleman, but he exhibits a scarcity mentality, not an abundance one. He fears that if people spend time on things that are not aligned with what he wants he will loose something in some form.

I wanted to correct a mistaken claim about Novell and the desktop. The Linux market today is much larger on the server than on the desktop, and there are many more people at Novell working on server-side elements of Linux than there are desktop people.

I guess the desktop gets more attention because it is very visual, its where all of us are spending our time in front of a computer. Most of us do not sit next to a rack mounted server cluster getting excited about 2 green lights going on.


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