View Full Version : Novell 10 looks freakin sweet

February 4th, 2006, 03:13 PM

Saw this up on digg.com.


February 4th, 2006, 03:36 PM
Those are awesome. Check out these.


I really like this one..

February 4th, 2006, 05:10 PM
nice..especially the way the video wraps around that cube

also pretty cool in one of the vids i linked..when you move windows (even Totem/VLC) it does this nifty little wobble effect.

This is the eye catching type of **** that will make a windows user who'd never think of touching linux be more open to the idea. Then it becomes a matter of showing it off.. a "look what i can do that you can't" that even a lamen will be impressed by.

February 4th, 2006, 05:27 PM
3d effect looks a bit like Metisse desktop thingy, http://insitu.lri.fr/metisse/

Derek Djons
February 4th, 2006, 06:14 PM
Also the part during the demonstration when some sort of alt+tab was executed looked nice. All contents while alt+tabbing was visible in a much more overviewable GUI.

February 4th, 2006, 06:34 PM
Is this on Open SuSE as well?

February 4th, 2006, 06:37 PM
looks awesome! I liked the adapted komposeish feature, looked smooth, so are these the kind of features we can expect from xgl? Looked like luminoscity too.

does anyone of know an expect release/pre date, I can't see dapper competing with the likes of this, assuming this isn't too far away.

I agree with DigitalDuality, this is the first thing many windows users look for when comparing OS's.

February 4th, 2006, 06:47 PM
PC World had a little write up on a demo.
Looks like Novell was making good use of that XGL code it was sitting on.
Infact, we might see MacOS and Vistaish effects sooner than later. Good news all around.

February 4th, 2006, 09:14 PM
maybe my stock in novell will go up for a change once this releases.

February 4th, 2006, 09:27 PM
Awesome. It will probally take 6 months to a year after novell releases this before all of this filters down to being a option on Ubuntu. At least we know it is coming sooner than later.

Edit: I wonder if Poofy knows about this yet?

February 4th, 2006, 09:37 PM
that looks very very cool

February 4th, 2006, 09:49 PM
:) looks well good does that,

Stormy Eyes
February 4th, 2006, 09:55 PM
It looks classy. I wonder if Novell will offer a LiveCD for evaluation.

February 4th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Edit: I wonder if Poofy knows about this yet?He does. . . http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=124867

February 4th, 2006, 09:56 PM
give it a few years and it will all look out of date ;) im more interested in what usability options these kind of desktops will bring

February 4th, 2006, 10:43 PM
So you guys hate eyecandy? ;)

Stormy Eyes
February 4th, 2006, 11:12 PM
So you guys hate eyecandy? ;)

If it's useless and distracting, yeah.

February 4th, 2006, 11:30 PM
Interesting. Some of the effects remind me of Luminocity, ie windows being malleable. It also looks like they integrated compositing. Wonder how long it'll take before that kind becomes commonplace?

February 4th, 2006, 11:42 PM
If it's useless and distracting, yeah.
So tell me, why do you, or anyone else, bother having avatars here ;)

Stormy Eyes
February 5th, 2006, 12:04 AM
So tell me, why do you, or anyone else, bother having avatars here ;)

They might be useless, but I don't find them distracting. Besides, if I want to, I can ways use "block images from ubuntuforums.org". Besides, I'm not handsome enough to distract anybody.

February 5th, 2006, 03:51 AM
I must admit that when Novell first bought SuSE I was worried. Not only did I love SuSE but I also didn't know what would happen when a traditional big software company like Novell got involved. Sure IBM was already in on Linux; but they had no intention of making their own distro, so it seemed cleaner. I had visions of Novell "pulling an Apple"

But I will eat my words today, Novell is doing great things for Linux.

February 5th, 2006, 04:24 AM
Take note, Novell 10 is a for sell distro. This is not Suse, as in the free (beer) distro.

February 5th, 2006, 04:33 AM
Yes, but so is Red Hat. I won't blame Novell for trying to make money.

February 5th, 2006, 04:44 AM
Oh neither will i, i just have seen many people mix up the two.

February 5th, 2006, 05:08 AM
SUSE Linux is free. the open suse version is the same as the retail version. I'm pretty sure of this anyways...

February 5th, 2006, 05:34 AM
ok so w8.... can anyone give me a link to Novell 10?? I thought SUSE and Novell 10 were the same...

February 5th, 2006, 05:45 AM
SUSE Linux is free. the open suse version is the same as the retail version. I'm pretty sure of this anyways...

Open Suse is only comprised of open software. The retail version and the evaluation version are the same. The evaluation version is free of charge but still has the propietary software included. The only difference between it and the retail version is a printed manual and free support.