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CRN: Head To Head: Can Novell SUSE Linux Take On Microsoft Windows Vista?

Jun 13, 2006, 17:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank J. Ohlhorst, Edward F. Moltzen)

"Microsoft's delay with the release of Windows Vista has left enough wiggle room for other players to pursue the desktop operating system market. An old Microsoft rival, Novell, is angling to seize the day with the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, a desktop OS geared to beat Vista in cost, manageability and features.

"But here's the real question: Is the channel ready for a Linux desktop as a replacement for Windows? Or better yet, is a Linux desktop ready for the channel? Novell has a head start in this race, with its Linux desktop expected to hit the streets by mid-July, whereas Vista is slated for general release in January..."

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