Novell Chips Away at Microsoft's Desktop Dominance

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In an effort to break some of Microsoft's stranglehold on the desktop, Novell is taking new steps in the product and pricing arenas to attract customers who want to move either gradually or quickly to Linux.

These strategies are seeing the light of day in a series of offerings unveiled at Novell's recent BrainShare show, including Novell Open Workgroup Suite; SUSE Linux 10; and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10.

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