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Executive Summary: SuSE Linux Office Desktop
SuSEs SuSE Linux Office Desktop combines an excellent Linux distribution with bundled software for interoperating with Windows applications and systems. It wont be the desktop Linux distribution to knock off Windows, but SuSE Linux Office Desktop demonstrates that Linux has gone much further than it has left to go.
SuSE Linux Office Desktop costs $129a very good price when the separate licensing costs of its bundled software are taken into account.
(+) Limited Windows application compatibility; good software installation tool; bundled software for resizing NTFS partitions.
(-) Utility for accessing network shares didnt work; lacks VPN client; fit and finish are uneven in places.
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