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Novell News Summary - Part II: SUSE Appliance Programme

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Summary: The only real news about SLES and SLED this week

JOHN Dragoon, Novell's marketing chief, repeated an old announcement about SUSE Studio because there is nothing else that's new at Novell.



Novell has issued another press release about the subject (third one this month).

Novell today announced overwhelming support for the SUSE(R) Appliance Program, the first, complete, end-to-end solution that enables Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to rapidly build, update, configure and go-to-market with fully-supported software and virtual appliances. Appliances are transforming the way ISVs market and package software as they simplify the installation and configuration of software, eliminating unexpected costs and making the sales process frictionless.


This is already being promoted by The Var Guy and TMCNet rewrote the press release, as usual. There's little other coverage and another review of SUSE Studio is now made available to non-subscribers at LWN. Here is another new review:

SUSE Studio is great in many respects, but especially if you need to deploy a customized desktop or server on multiple machines. Configure it once, use it as many times as you need. Sure, if you don't like SUSE, you won't like the custom distro either. I'm not much of a fan myself, but I do find the whole idea interesting and, more importantly, useful.


Xandros



Xandros was mentioned in a couple of articles, but it's almost invisible this summer.

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