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Computerworld Australia: Product Review: Novell Linux Desktop Heads to the Office

Jan 09, 2005, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Every new Linux distribution, particularly from an established vendor such as Novell's SuSE division, brings with it the question 'Is it ready to take on Microsoft on the desktop?' We recently got a copy of the Novell Linux Desktop, which was created to offer an alternative corporate desktop operating system that meets the needs of most structured task workers.

"What does a Windows alternative need to be a viable player? First, it has to play well with other Windows machines and servers. It should be able to share files and printers with little-to-no effort. Common application formats, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint should be supported. Connectivity to corporate e-mail servers, including Microsoft Exchange, should just work..."

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