View Full Version : Novell Linux Desktop 10

February 2nd, 2006, 02:23 PM

It seems Novell people want to see Linux take off. What they will be offering in NLD10:

- MP3 out of the box
- F-Spot integration (publishing, managing photos)
- iPod integration (Banshee)
- Software for translating Visual Basic macros in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet documents into their equivalent in StarBasic
- XGL?

If what they promise is true, this distro is gonna rock hard.

February 2nd, 2006, 02:32 PM
Well, if they're basing it on SuSE 10 they won't be doing a lot for Linux. SuSE 10 has a hardware config error which causes the install to hang at the hardware detection stage on some computers which doesn't look to be solved. Personally I think SuSE 10 is misreading the graphics card because it freezes when the graphics card is detected. I think I posted elsewhere that I have not had a relatively bug free version of SuSE since 8.2 and it was the attempted install of SuSE 10 which prompted me to look elsewhere whereupon I found Ubuntu on the DVD with Linux Magazine.

Whether it's Novell 10 or SuSE 10, look elsewhere!

Lord Illidan
February 2nd, 2006, 02:37 PM
This is good news. The more linux gets recognised on the desktop, the more it will benefit other Distros. The competition is not Novell, it is Microsoft and Apple.

I like the way that Novell opensourced their multimedia player. They are a good company, imho.