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Do-No-Evil Saturday: Looking Outside Novell's Messy Affairs

Yes, you've guess it! Its another post among a series of weekly posts. For new readers, we probably should clarify again that we have a habit of posting positive Novell news to make up for all (of at least some of) the bad publicity. We protest against the executives who signed the deal, but not against the developers. As such, here is a list of their most recent achievements.

ANSI standardisation for Novell's identity management appears to be approaching.

Matt Asay has a fairly new blog. You can see his C|Net blog used for some purely PR talk that is serving Novell.

Mono made some progress in last week's Hack Week. You can find an image and a video in Liquidat's excellent blog.

Novell brought a batch of useful Linux whitepapers to people's attention and they advocate the use of Linux in SMBs. This one paper showed up rather suddenly only days ago.

DesktopLinux took SLED 10 SP1 for a test drive and liked what it saw.

There's room for argument over which Linux desktop is the best. When it comes to integrating a Linux desktop into an already existing Windows-based office, though, there's not even a discussion. SLED 10 SP1 is by far the best Linux business desktop around.


OSDir published a screenshots gallery of this latest distribution.

Novell Inc. on June 18 released its first service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. This service pack, also known as SP1, features significant enhancements in virtualization, high-performance computing, security, interoperability, and system management.


Opensuse received a praise in another new review.

OpenSuse is, in my view the most polished and professional looking Linux distro around. Now that they have eliminated the problems that plagued release 10.1, and improved on the minor shortcomings of 10.2, I fully expect 10.3 to be an exceptional product, when it comes out this fall.


Indian officers chose SUSE for their dual-boot laptops. There is a gradual move to Linux over there, at least at government level.

They were given orientation in Suse Linux and Windows XP operating systems, since the laptop computers were loaded with them and Suse Linux operating system was a new technology, an official press release here said.

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