Novell Aims Linux Suite at Small Business Server Customers
Novell's aiming straight at Microsoft's Small Business Server customers with its new, low-priced office suite: Novell Open Workgroup Suite. (Linux-Watch)On May 9, Novell Inc. announced a new package, the Novell Open Workgroup Suite, that is intended to go head to head with Microsofts Small Business Server. In no coincidence at all, Microsoft had just announced its release candidate for Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 the day before. Novell is billing the Novell Open Workgroup Suite as "The first workgroup suite for the open enterprise," but the real selling point is that it is up to 70 percent cheaper than a similar Microsoft solution.
Actually, Novell has offered other Linux workgroup solutions before, with its Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9.