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The Register: SuSE Makes Its Bid to Move Business Off of Windows

Jun 09, 2003, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"SuSE Linux today releases its bid for the corporate desktop market, SuSE Linux Desktop, intended as a stablemate for the Enterprise Server SuSE released last autumn. Those not wishing to be unnecessarily confused should note the slight difference in the tagline from SuSE Office Desktop, which the company released earlier this year as a more consumer- and small business- oriented system.

"There are of course similarities, not least in the inclusion of tools to ease migration from Windows, but there are a number of salient points to the enterprise version. First, it's much more of a corporate sale, starting at a five licence pack for £544 or $598, and it won't be sold at retail. It also shares a code base with Enterprise Server, and includes numerous network and workstation management features of the sort that will attract large businesses. These, SuSE stressed a number of times at the launch last Friday, require a skilled admininstrator, as they're currently largely text-based..."

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