Novell launches enterprise Linux Desktop

Information solutions provider Novell has announced the availability of its Linux desktop for enterprise customers. Novell Linux Desktop 9 provides an end-user desktop platform designed to help businesses leverage Linux and open source software.

Novell Linux Desktop beta testers have been testing the software with their transaction workers, such as call centre operators and service counter personnel. Desktop Linux is also being considered as a replacement for UNIX-based technical workstations.Novell Linux Desktop 9 comes with an end-user operating system, office applications and productivity tools that support users with capabilities they are used to.

News source: Novell Linux Desktop includes the Novell Edition of, providing a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation suite compatible with Microsoft Office file formats, and Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Linux collaboration client Novell Evolution integrates e-mail, calendaring, contact management, and task lists into one application. Integration with Novell ZENworks Linux Management, allowing administrators to deploy, configure and manage Linux desktops from a central location, providing enterprise-level IT control over software deployment, remote management, and updates and patches across the organisation.

Novell Linux Desktop 9 is to be available 12 November for a suggested price of €38.57 per system, which includes upgrades and updates for one year.


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