Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 22:52 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Novell and Ximian Novell plans to release a beta for its Linux Desktop 10 including new features offering better interoperability with Microsoft Office and Open Office, said Ted Haeger, Novell's director of user communities, at the Southern California Linux Expo. The beta, tentatively scheduled for release next month, will include a new feature, dubbed Xgl. Haeger said Xgl will allow users to jump between screens and multiple desktops. Targeted to CAD software users, Xgl has a practical side that allows users to have better window- and file-sharing capabilities.
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RE[2]: Interesting
by halfmanhalfamazing on Thu 16th Feb 2006 04:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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Depends on how you look at it. SUSE is being positioned much the same way that Fedora has been positioned.

Basically they're using us as a large group of bug testers. Not that I mind, nor do I think that the large crowd of linux junkies/technology/whores mind. They'll get a kick out of it.

That probably works out in all of our favors'. Novell is gonna need plenty of bug testing work on this, they only have so many resources. If we do the bug testing they can spend more time coding thus accelerating the progression of Xgl.

Unless I'm way off................. :-P

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