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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I was quite enthusiastic to see the second generation of this alternative desktop in preliminary release at the end of June. I downloaded the Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop ISO and spent some time with it over the holiday weekend. The fact that I ended up spending very little time wth it is really the story.
Hewlett-Packard will ensure that the operating system works on several of its notebook models by year-end.
Novell today announced two new innovative programs for Linux training designed to promote education around open source. Novell unveiled its “Train the Teacher” series, the industry's first free week-long boot camp for Linux* educators.
It appears that we're not having a good week with vendors. Novell has expressed mild annoyance at our article alleging that the company is late with the release its latest whizz bang desktop product, Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10. In fact, the product is dead on time, according to Novell.
Kent Police has cut the cost of running its major criminal investigations system by 90% using Novell Open Enterprise Server, the company's version of SuSE Linux.
Three months ago, we had a chat with Novell Linux evangelist Andreas Girardet who waxed lyrical about his company's desktop product SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLED) version 10. This was to be the Windows killer, the desktop Linux to end all desktop Linux products, the one that would make 2006 the year of the Linux desktop. However, we were expecting it by the end of June and it seems to be a little late.
I have found that many Xgl-knowledgeable people are having trouble setting up Desktop Effects because they try to do the same setup as they used on early SLED10 betas and on SUSE Linux 10.1 (or Ubuntu, or Gentoo, or…) Ironic that people are messing up because they’re too experienced, methinks. They go about it the hard way.
Motoring organisation the AA is to implement an identity and access management solution running on Novell's SuSE Linux to automate the management of digital identities for around 6,000 staff.
My buddies over at ExtremeTech have a little online TV show, Digital Life TV. In a recent episode, they have a heck of a good time playing with xgl on OpenSUSE. You'll be amazed! You'll be dazed! Xgl really is incredibly neat, and now you can finally see it for yourself.
If Novell can capitalize on its solid reputation with the IT department and get office workers hooked on its desktop operating system, SUSE and the open-source programs that run on it will put a dent in Microsoft's armour.
As I'm sure you read, Novell offered a test drive of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 release candidate 3 (announcement). As my interest in all things SUSE never wanes, I downloaded the 5 cds right away. They came in rather quickly, although I overlooked the md5sum file. Upon returning today for said file, it appears they've begun to require registration to download the preview. I'm not sure why they now want this information, but I suspect they see these testers as possible future customers. They didn't lose out on me as I have no intention of buying. Not that it's not worth it to the right people, I'd just go for the opensuse version myself. However, to the new office setup or businesses wanting to change, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 may be just what the IT doctor ordered.
Novell has unveiled a SUSE Linux Enterprise training course contained on a portable USB drive, which it says is an industry first.
Novell Inc's newly appointed chief executive officer Ron Hovsepian has said he expects the Linux and identity-management software vendor to be able to execute its strategy quicker now that he is at the helm.