Linked by on Wed 1st Feb 2006 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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RE[3]: Novell Shows Off
by Dark_Knight on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 16:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Novell Shows Off"
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Re: "If NLD becomes the first free Linux distro to ship an MP3 decoder, then that is pretty big news."

To clarify for those not familiar with Novell Linux Desktop (NLD) Novell is targeting the enterprise sector such as businesses, education institutions and governments not home consumers. So this means no "free" NLD as they will not at this time provide an entirely open source version. Those wanting to use strictly open source SUSE Linux can obtain it from but it will lack proprietory software/codecs.

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