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Novell’s "Newest" Linux Desktop Move

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When Novell bought SuSE, they kept that name for the products that already existed in the market, but were determined to Novell-ize it for the enterprise -- the customer they were familiar with due to their relationship with NetWare. To that end, Novell Linux Desktop 9 came into being aimed at the desktop user inside the corporation. The words that can be used to relate NLD to SuSE can change with the setting but are usually: “based-on,” “built-on,” “modified,” etc.

It has now, however, been announced that there will not be an anticipated NLD 10. Instead, there will be a SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (notice the change from “SuSE” to “SUSE”). The Novell reputation, apparently, does not carry the weight in the Linux community that SUSE does, and thus the product is being renamed. SLED 10 will join the other SUSE products being marketed -- desktop versions for outside the enterprise will continue to be sold through retail outlets and a new version of the server is coming out as well.

Novell AppArmor continues to be a secret when it should be something that everyone working with security is shouting about.

Issues such as this make it relatively easy to look at Novell and question what they are doing.

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