Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Mar 2008 21:43 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE The next version of Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server will focus on migration technologies and virtualisation, in order to entice users from Unix and take market share from Red Hat, according to a roadmap announced at the company's BrainShare meeting in Salt Lake City. Version 11 of SLES is not due until the middle of 2009, but Novell has announced six main 'themes' for the release, including mission critical servers, virtualisation, interoperability, green IT, Unix migration and desktop Linux. Speaking of SUSE, openSUSE 11.0 alpha 3 has been released.
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RE[2]: Nothing of Consequence
by segedunum on Fri 21st Mar 2008 21:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Nothing of Consequence"
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They also don't want freely available desktops. They're quite happy to pay a fee for them, because they want a number to call if something goes wrong, and they don't want to rely on everyone running apt-get update daily to make sure the systems are patched and stable.

That's not really what I'm getting at. 'Enterprise' companies are the last to initiate any migration to anything new. Whatever it is already has to be used by many, many people and have a market of its own before they will do anything with it. Novell haven't created that market (and haven't done anything to attempt to create it) and so nothing will happen.

Edited 2008-03-21 21:11 UTC

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