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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Review

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I've tested and/or reviewed every version of this operating system (now on its third name) since the first version, and each time I start out impressed but end up walking away disappointed. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 is not an exception to this tradition.

Hacking SUSE Linux Enterprise 10

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Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 is a decent business desktop operating system as-is. However, it does not appropriately meet the needs of a large portion of business professionals. Additionally, a great many regular consumers have been enchanted by SLED 10's ease of use and high degree of stability, but are disappointed with the home desktop software selection. This guide will show you how to install or upgrade the Java Development Kit, install software from the SUSE Linux 10.1 package repositories, and enable DVD movie playback in SLED 10.

Novell made the right decision even if for the wrong reasons

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Novell has decided not to use proprietary Linux modules such as the NVidia accelerated driver. My first reaction was that Novell was being needlessly idiotic. Then I read this article on OSWeekly.com, by Matt Hartley. It calls out the leading Linux distributions for failing to band together to pressure hardware vendors to pre-install Linux.

SGI reports Linux-aided world record

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As the US computer manufacturer SGI reports, one of its Altix 4700 systems has outpaced the previous STREAM Triad benchmark record by a factor of 4, achieving a sustained memory bandwidth of 4.35 terabytes per second.

Novell bans proprietary Linux modules

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In a change of heart, Novell has ceased distributing proprietary software modules such as 3D video drivers that plug into the Linux kernel.

Novell claims SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 has been a smash hit since launch

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Novell has now announced that their recently launched SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, the next-generation platform for the open enterprise has seen a pretty successful launch.

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Novell Clarifies Decision to Demote JBoss

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Novell Inc has explained its decision to drop the JBoss Application Server from its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 distribution and maintained that the move had nothing to do with JBoss's acquisition by Red Hat Inc.

Novell NZ sales up 30pc to $8.4m

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Novell New Zealand continued its golden run last year, posting a 30 per cent increase in revenues.

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JBoss Denies Novell Claim of License Change

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Red Hat Inc's JBoss division has denied that it has made any licensing changes that would have prompted Novell Inc to drop its Java application server from its SUSE Linux Enterprise distribution.

openSUSE 10.1 package manager fix due this week

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"We love openSUSE, but we hate openSUSE's package management problems," Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, DesktopLinux.com's resident Linux curmudgeon, reports from his vacation. But there's good news: a fix is coming soon, he says.

Novell Ditches JBoss as It Launches SUSE Linux Enterprise 10

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Novell Inc appears to have ditched the JBoss application server from its SUSE Linux Enterprise distribution following the acquisition of the open source application server vendor by Red Hat Inc.

HP Has Got Novell's Back

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With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, Novell has a mighty big ally backing it up in the form of Hewlett-Packard. The IT giant, currently riding a wave of renewed momentum, has thrown its support behind SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and Server, both released Monday.

Novell's New SUSE Linux Enterprise Hits Market

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Novell is making its latest flagship Linux applications, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop version 10 (SLED) available today.

SUSE Linux 10.2a2 report

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The developmental release of SUSE Linux 10.2 alpha 2 hit mirrors a day ahead of schedule and with the announcement came some big news. The openSUSE project of SUSE Linux will soon become known as openSUSE, starting with alpha 3, to avoid confusion with the enterprise level products. It was reported that the new naming should be visible by beta 1. This was the biggest news associated this release. Other than one other small surprise, there isn't much difference between alpha1 and alpha2.

Novell uses Xen in latest server O/S; Big Blue to support

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Novell Inc. hopes it can catch up with rival Red Hat by incorporating Xen virtualization in its next server and desktop operating systems. The products are expected to be welcomed by IT managers and corporate clients who will be able to use IBM's software to manage multiple Xen virtual machines.

Xen leads Novell's turnaround effort in Linux

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Novell will try to recover from earlier Linux fumbles by releasing major updates on Monday, adding Xen virtualization software to its enterprise server product and glitzy graphics to the desktop counterpart.

Tested: Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10

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We tested SLES 10 by installing it on a twin Xeon server system fitted with 3.6GHz processors and 4GB or RAM. The Suse setup tool detected our server's LSI SCSI controller and the pre-existing installation of Windows.

A first look at SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

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The newest SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, version 10, is so close to being done that you can almost taste it. Novell released the gold master last week to its partners, and the server version, SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server), based on the same code, is also almost ready for release. This is an early review of the new version of SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop).

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