June 29, 2006

Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

Writing about web page http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/preview.html

So I have been a long time Linux fan, not because it is any "better" than Windows (whatever that means) but more because it wasn't windows. Hey, I didn't say I was going to be grown up about this did I :)

Anyways, whlist being a fan, I will freely admit that in terms of getting things done, windows is usually easier…there I have said it :) But that isn't really the point is it? I, along with most people also used Linux because it was so much more difficult than Windows, we wanted to find out what was happening beneath the shiny GUIs, we wanted to understand compiler flags and the funky command line etc. etc.

Anyways, what with other time commitments, my use of Linux has dropped off somewhat, but I have kept my eye on ubuntu and been very impressed with recent versions. Actually, to be more accurate, I have been impressed with debian package management (which ubuntu uses), XGL (a funky new GUI rendering architecture) and cool utils like tomboy (wiki like notetaking utility) and beagle (think google desktop indexing like utility)....but it is still more painful than it needs to be to install it and get it running.

Along comes Novell with their SuSE based Enterprise Desktop 10. They have completely redesigned the interface, replaced the desktop menu and managed to integrate all the "cool" things I mentioned before.

If you follow the link you will find a rather large video demoing their latest and greatest features (link). Well worth a look, but I suggest you turn the sound down as the American (I presume) narrator seems to take himself a bit too serious and gets right on my nerves :)


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  1. LinuxWorld

    LINUXWORLD 2007 TO SHOWCASE THE LATEST OPEN SOURCE AND LINUX TECHNOLOGIES
    The UK’s only Linux event to take place at Olympia 2, 23-24th October 2007

    London, 28th June 2007: LinuxWorld 2007 is tipped to set the latest trends in Open Source and Linux technologies. The show, which is expected to attract IT decision makers, business professionals and Linux enthusiasts, will showcase the latest technology, debate the use of Open Source in the desktop environment, touch on the use of Linux in the datacentre and discuss the development of a common Linux-based platform for mobile phones. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will take place at Olympia 2, 23rd -24th October 2007.

    The show is the only Linux and Open Source event in the UK and will appeal to a cross section of industries including automotive, health, banking, retail, education and local government. Participation has already been confirmed by some of the largest players in the Open Source world including ThoughtWorks, Linux International and Mozilla.

    “Many industry watchers thought that the recent launch of Microsoft Vista would have challenged the ever-increasing update of Linux and Open Source within the enterprise,” commented Laura Tythcott, event director, Early Action Group, who is organising the event. “But that is not the case, many corporations who would have shied away from Linux and Open Source, now see it as a viable alternative to Vista as it requires less training and is just as easy to use.”

    “LinuxWorld 2007 is set to be the biggest and best UK show ever. It will showcase the latest Open Source technology and have experts on hand to help IT Managers and Directors make the best choices when purchasing and deploying Open Source software,” added Tythcott.

    For more information please visit http://www.linuxworldexpo.co.uk/

    NOTES TO EDITORS

    About IDG World Expo
    IDG World Expo produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.

    About Linux World
    LinuxWorld is held in 12 countries and there are 15 shows (2 per year in the US, Japan, and in China; 1 each in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany, UK, Italy and Netherlands.

    About Early Action Group

    Media contact:
    Sarah-Anne Bray
    Wildfire PR
    0208 339 4420
    linuxworld@wildfirepr.co.uk

    29 Jun 2007, 10:52


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