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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Some concerns.
by mike hess on Thu 9th Mar 2006 18:57 UTC
mike hess
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2005-08-22

I have a mostly positive additude toward Novell and the work they are doing. I may even pay for the new system when it is released.

However, does anyone know if they are using non-Free software in the final version? And what is the policy on redistribution? If i buy a copy, is it legal to install it on all my machines? What about friend's machines?

And what about updates and new releases?

I like the work they are doing, but if using their system comes with all the "usual" restrictions, i think i'll stick with Ubuntu and Arch...

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RE: Some concerns.
by ryan on Thu 9th Mar 2006 19:33 in reply to "Some concerns."
ryan Member since:
2005-07-06

Can't say for sure, of course, but it would be reasonable to speculate that they would do a release like they do with NLD9 where you can download an "evaluation" copy which is a registration-required free-cost copy of the full OS but limited to prevent product updates without purchase.

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