Novell introduces Linux thin client

Posted by daria42 on Mar 21, 2007 3:30 AM EDT
ZDNet Australia; By Colin Barker
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One of the headaches of introducing an open source solution to a business is the work that has to be done in making a solution fit-for-purpose once the software has been acquired. Novell is hoping to make that process slightly easier with a thin-client version of Suse Linux that comes with a tool third parties can use to create a finished, tailored system.

Suse Linux Enterprise Thin Client was one of a number of announcements made by Novell early this week at its Brainshare 2007 user conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company will be looking to the show to offer good news after the disappointment of its recent financial results.

From the announcement it appeared that Novell is focusing on the low cost of implementing its Linux solution. The desktop toolkit provided includes the desktop software and the toolkit to build, deploy and maintain images for some different specialist thin-client environments, such as call centres and manufacturing, as well as settings for different types of transactions.

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