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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Am I the only one who HATES the new menu?
by aent on Thu 9th Mar 2006 22:28 UTC
aent
Member since:
2006-01-25

I don't know about everyone else, but I absolutely hate the new "start menu". The new menu takes the worst of Windows XP (selecting random applications it thinks you might want and displaying them in random order) and combines it with the worst of OS X (not being able to access all applications in the menu and having to resort to opening another window to access all applications)

The old menu, on the other hand, took the best of Windows by having a common menu for all applications and improved on it by enforcing strict categories based on what the application does instead of some random information about it. Because of the awesome quick organization, it also allows applications to be opened at the same speed that the dock does. The current menu is the best of both worlds while the new Novell menu is the worst of both worlds.

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Dark_Knight Member since:
2005-07-10

While I see some great ideas being implemented with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop I do agree that I don't like the new start menu, especially for an Enterprise desktop. The reason being Novell is marketing mainly to current Windows users, not just other Linux users or OSX users. So since Windows has for many years controlled the market share on the desktop then a Linux distribution should provide ease of migration if the developer in this case Novell wants to attract customers. Even though I can sort of understand Novell's approach to this concept by providing what they believe offers improved functionality I believe in the end it will just frustrate customers using the new menu (aka: Start Menu, KMenu, GMenu).

Edited 2006-03-09 23:01

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