LinuxPlanet: Novell Chips Away at Microsoft’s Desktop Dominance

“In an effort to break some of Microsoft’s stranglehold on the
desktop, Novell is taking new steps in the product and pricing
arenas to attract customers who want to move either gradually or
quickly to Linux.

“These strategies are seeing the light of day in a series of
offerings unveiled at Novell’s recent BrainShare show, including
Novell Open Workgroup Suite; SUSE Linux 10; and SUSE Linux
Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10.

“These three products are partially aimed at either spurring or
smoothing the transition from the Microsoft Office/Exchange
environments to Linux, Novell execs said in a round of recent