Novell hopes its next desktop will leapfrog Windows

by admin March 9, 2006 at 7:32 am

The software company claims that its upcoming desktop Linux release beats Windows in terms of usability – at least until Vista comes along

Novell on Thursday unveiled the features that will be available in the next version of its Linux desktop product ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äù SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äù which it claims will be more usable than any other desktop product on the market.

“We have made a big investment taking the Linux desktop past everybody. The usability work we’ve done is not to reinvent Windows, but to reinvent a better desktop,” Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Novell’s director of marketing for Linux and open source, told ZDNet UK on Wednesday.

“When Microsoft Vista ships it will catch up to us in a number of areas, but we’ll enjoy six months where Novell’s Linux desktop is in the lead,” he said.

Full story: ZDNet UK