"Linux vendors are showing a renewed interest in developing a
desktop version of the operating system to challenge Microsoft
Corp. But many corporate users are simply not ready for—or
not interested in—such a product.
"Red Hat Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc. and SuSE Linux AG each
maintain there is interest in a corporate desktop offering, and all
have plans or are investigating options.
"Boris Nalbach, chief technology officer for SuSE, in Nuremberg,
Germany, said he sees demand for a corporate desktop, particularly
in Europe. The German government is looking to implement Linux
servers and desktops, while corporations are installing tens of
thousands of desktop systems, Nalbach said at LinuxWorld here last
week. He confirmed the company is looking at a standardized
corporate desktop offering but declined to give specifics..."