Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 22:52 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Novell and Ximian Novell plans to release a beta for its Linux Desktop 10 including new features offering better interoperability with Microsoft Office and Open Office, said Ted Haeger, Novell's director of user communities, at the Southern California Linux Expo. The beta, tentatively scheduled for release next month, will include a new feature, dubbed Xgl. Haeger said Xgl will allow users to jump between screens and multiple desktops. Targeted to CAD software users, Xgl has a practical side that allows users to have better window- and file-sharing capabilities.
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Support Novell
by SEJeff on Wed 15th Feb 2006 23:25 UTC
SEJeff
Member since:
2005-11-05

Buy a copy of Novell Linux Desktop just to support Novell. They spend lots of money funding features like Xgl and compiz.

http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/


Here is the video demonstrating all of the Xgl features:
http://www.freedesktop.org/~davidr/xgl-demo1.xvid.avi (~50MB)

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RE: Support Novell
by tomcat on Thu 16th Feb 2006 04:54 in reply to "Support Novell"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Buy a copy of Novell Linux Desktop just to support Novell. They spend lots of money funding features like Xgl and compiz.

No thanks. I only drink free beer.

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RE[2]: Support Novell
by markob on Thu 16th Feb 2006 12:41 in reply to "RE: Support Novell"
markob Member since:
2005-07-06

So you wouldn't give a credit or anything to someone who brews the beer you drink for free? Such ingratitude, it's not about paying, it's about support.

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RE: Support Novell
by gubol123 on Thu 16th Feb 2006 09:01 in reply to "Support Novell"
gubol123 Member since:
2005-09-12

I love Linux and gladly buy some Linux based software. But unfortunately it does not work the way you are saying. No people don't buy anything just because the company is spending... Unless i see some value in their software i will not buy it...

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RE[2]: Support Novell
by devnull on Thu 16th Feb 2006 11:06 in reply to "Support Novell"
devnull Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree. I always buy my distros!
(you do not pay for the software but more for the package as a whole, documentation, support, dvds etc.)

The videos are stunnig!
Apple eat your heart out!

This really show what Linux is capable of these days.
Its not Linux that has to catch up here anymore!

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RE: Support Novell
by Anonymous Penguin on Thu 16th Feb 2006 12:08 in reply to "Support Novell"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

I also agree. It seems that Novell is contributing more than anybody else to desktop linux these days.

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RE: Support Novell
by Sphinx on Thu 16th Feb 2006 16:08 in reply to "Support Novell"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

Amen brother, if you want it to stay free vote with your wallet.

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RE: Support Novell
by DrillSgt on Thu 16th Feb 2006 17:19 in reply to "Support Novell"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"Buy a copy of Novell Linux Desktop just to support Novell...."

Buy Suse Linux and do the same. Novell Linux Desktop is the business package, so if you are a business then maybe ues. Suse Linux is geared toward the home desktop more or less. Both are Novell products and support Novell if purchased.

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