Novell Inc's newly appointed chief executive officer Ron Hovsepian has said he expects the Linux and identity-management software vendor to be able to execute its strategy quicker now that he is at the helm.
Pros: High compatibility levels even on laptops; clean user interface
Cons: Power management not as good as Windows; help system could be more user-friendly
As part of that effort, Novell earlier this week announced a program to boost channel sales of its enterprise SUSE Linux line with a new, 20-point rebate program for qualified resellers.
Analysis: Novell's incoming chief executive Ron Hovsepian has a simple job description, according to the analysts: improve sales fast, or else.
Also: Interview: New Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian & Channel Chief Steve Erdman
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 provides users with integrated "Desktop Search," which is built on Beagle. The name Beagle is mostly hidden in the product, since the name "Beagle" would not mean much to many users.
Novell, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has elected President Ronald W. Hovsepian, 45, to the additional position of chief executive officer, effective immediately.
openSUSE has now been included in the Novell/SUSE family of news feeds. Now the latest news concerning the open source branch of the distinguished SUSE operating systems can be delivered right to your desktop.
According to a Novell Inc. confidential memo dated June 14, Novell will be slightly delaying its next release of both the server and desktop versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 "to address final issues with our new package management, registration, and update system and also fix the remaining blocker defects."
In issue 81 of Linux format, on the newsstands now, we have an interview with kernel coding guru Greg Kroah-Hartman. Famous for his work on drivers and the Linux USB subsystem, Greg now works for Novell doing what he loves -- hacking the kernel. Here's a few of the questions and answers:
Since version 7, PowerPC versions of SUSE Linux have been conspicuously absent from the SUSE desktop lineup. With version 10.0, PowerPC support returned to SUSE, but Novell has quite a few kinks that need to be worked out before this distro hums like its x86 counterpart, starting with some killer problems with installation.
A lot of the people I have spoken to at various shows and events have wanted to see more of GNOME's new Main Menu which Novell aims to deliver with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. The newly overhauled navigation resulted from studies in Novell's desktop usability labs. So let's take a moment to examine it.
For the forthcoming SLED (Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10, Novell went back to the drawing board to rethink what makes a good desktop. The result is extremely impressive.
Well, here we go again. With hardly any break at all those poor opensuse developers who have once again been chained to their desktops and only let loose for the occasional bathroom break, have released the next version's alpha 1. I can feel the excitement starting to mount already -albeit a just a slight hint at this point. SUSE 10.2 alpha 1 seems little more than a bug fix/update release.
After a recent pullback in Novell shares and meetings with company management, Banc of America Securities analyst Kirk Materne suggested that the time is right for a new chief executive officer.
The development of SUSE Linux 10.2 is now officially underway with the release of the first alpha build: "SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha 1 is available. It has one major problem, but apart from that it is highly usable. The installation using the GUI interface does not work, please select 'Text Mode' when booting from CD media."
Most reviewers have found OpenSUSE 10.1 to be a great Linux distribution, except, unfortunately, for its broken package manager. Now, though, SUSE has released a patch that makes life a lot easier for SUSE users.
SUSE 10.1 came out on May 11 and we've been putting through it's paces. Novell has released a solid update to their flagship operating system.
Novell on Monday plans to officially launch Bandit, an open-source identity management project that was quietly started earlier this year.