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Can Novell SUSE Linux take on Windows XP June 16, 2006

Posted by rjdohnert in Tech News.
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With Novel SUSE Linux 10 expected to hit the streets in mid-July it has enough time and space to compete head to head with WindowVista.  How well will it be able to stand the pressure?

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 My Take; While an interesting read there are still a lot of factor before Linux, especially Novell can expect to steal any significant marketshare.  Hardware support is lacking as well as quality.  If SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 is truly based on OpenSUSE 10.1 then they still have a lot of work to do and Novell will figure out how to dispose of the Hemmorhoid of the "Free software only and commercial software must die" world.  For this to be truly successful Novell will have to get their Linux distribution to play nice with commercial software vendors.  if they attempt to start dictating to other software vendors how they must evelop and deliver their software, they might as well not waste their time.

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