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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RE: um
by elsewhere on Thu 9th Mar 2006 19:58 UTC in reply to "um"
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2005-07-13

then what is Novell Linux Desktop? Wasn't THAT supposed to be the business desktop?

This is effectively NLD 10, although the name change surprised me. No doubt they're a) creating brand cohesiveness with SLES (Suse Linux Enterprise Server) and b) capitalizing on the fact that the Suse brandname is more established in the commercial linux space than Novell's is. Or Ximian, for that matter, which is ironic because NLD AFAIK is based on the old Ximian desktop and not Suse.

Novell has been criticized by analysts in the past for not clearly delineating their linux products from their legacy Netware etc. products, maybe this is an attempt at re-positioning?

No doubt there will be confusion between Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop and openSuse's Suse Linux, which are two seperate products and not necessarily interchangeable.

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RE[2]: um
by segedunum on Thu 9th Mar 2006 20:50 in reply to "RE: um"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

This is effectively NLD 10, although the name change surprised me. No doubt they're a) creating brand cohesiveness with SLES (Suse Linux Enterprise Server) and b) capitalizing on the fact that the Suse brandname is more established in the commercial linux space than Novell's is.

Hmmmm. Can't understand that one at all.

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