Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux for desktop should 'catch fire' by 2008

Filed under
SUSE

Novell has launched the next version of its desktop Linux OS, a release the company hopes will begin a "viral" migration from Windows in the next several years, said Jeff Jaffe, chief technology officer for Novell.

Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10) is the first version of Novell's desktop Linux that is "good enough" for enterprises to replace Windows in more than just limited deployments, Jaffe said.

"Our new SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop now meets the needs of the basic office worker," he said.

Full Story.


Novell announced on March 9 that it has hired a new executive to run its Linux and open source business unit.

Roger Levy, formerly with Lucent Technologies, has been named general manager of the Open Platform Solutions business unit. He will report to Jeff Jaffe, executive vice president and CTO. At Lucent, Levy had held several executive development and business positions.

Levy will be replacing David Patrick, who will be pursuing interests outside of Novell.

That Story.

More in Tux Machines

Thunderbolt 3 in Fedora 28

  • The state of Thunderbolt 3 in Fedora 28
    Fedora 28 is around the corner and I wanted to highlight what we did to make the Thunderbolt 3 experience as smooth as possible. Although this post focuses on Fedora 28 for what is currently packaged and shipping, all changes are of course available upstream and should hit other distributions in the future.
  • Thunderbolt 3 Support Is In Great Shape For Fedora 28
    Red Hat developers have managed to deliver on their goals around improving Thunderbolt support on the Linux desktop with the upcoming Fedora 28 distribution update. This has been part of their goal of having secure Thunderbolt support where users can authorize devices and/or restrict access to certain capabilities on a per-device basis, which is part of Red Hat's Bolt project and currently has UI elements for the GNOME desktop.

New Heptio Announcements

Android Leftovers

New Terminal App in Chome OS Hints at Upcoming Support for Linux Applications

According to a Reddit thread, a Chromebook user recently spotted a new Terminal app added to the app drawer when running on the latest Chrome OS Dev channel. Clicking the icon would apparently prompt the user to install the Terminal app, which requires about 200 MB of disk space. The installation prompt notes the fact that the Terminal app can be used to develop on your Chromebook. It also suggests that users will be able to run native apps and command-line tools seamlessly and securely. Considering the fact that Chrome OS is powered by the Linux kernel, this can only mean one thing. Read more