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SUSE Pro & Novell Linux Desktop clarified
  • From: Silviu Marin-Caea <silviu_marin-caea@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 10:59:55 +0200
  • Message-id: <200503021059.55859.silviu_marin-caea@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 01 March 2005 21:43, Osho GG wrote:

> The real un-answered question (to me at least) is how bought-over by Novell
> will effect Suse 9.3 release or subsequent releases. We know Novell has
> other Linux offering (Novell Linux Desktop). Novell also bought Ximian. It
> is unclear as to what is Novell's linux strategy for future releases. I
> haven't seen an announcement from Novell out-lining a future linux releases
> roadmap describing how will SuSE evolve and how it will related to NLD (and
> maybe some of the Ximian offerings that are also now owned by Novell).

SUSE Pro is for: "home users, sysadmins, software developers, technical
enthusiast". It wil continue to be released, every 6 months.

NLD is intended as a desktop for companies, large and small, that is
"commercial environment". It's maintained for 5 years, it's manageable "en
masse" with ZENworks, it has commercial fonts that are metric compatible with
Microsoft's and other features that make it very good for corporate use. It
shares the same core as SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server. The focus is
stability, production work, not "latest bits" as in Professional. A new
version will appear every 1.5 or 2 years.

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