Users will also later be able to plug in other connectors to other systems down the line using DirXML. While these will not be included in the suite, it will plug into the infrastructure being put in place. The directory is also being plumbed so that authentication requests that come into traditional Linux services are redirected to eDirectory so that it could be the single source of authentication requests, Hawkins said. On the file services front, Novell is including its iFolder technology, which will be integrated with the end user experience and the Web access methods in the suite. Novell will also bring its iPrint technology to Linux, which is enterprise ready, location based, and allows large print jobs to flow through the system.Hawkins acknowledged that the company hoped the product would ultimately demonstrate the superior technology solution it offered and buy additional Novell products and services. "We believe that we have a better manageability, scalability and stability story and that end users like our services better. Weve been at this a very long time," he said.
"We are also bringing the Virtual Office Web experience to Linux as well. This is a portable infrastructure experience, and when you install Nterprise Linux Services you can immediately plumb all of your end-users to have this experience," he said.