Ximian Desktop Boosts SuSE Linux Support
Ximian, now part of Novell, enhances its desktop offering to run with SuSE Linux's latest versions as Novell's SuSE purchase nears completion.Novell Inc. has boosted its SuSE Linux support in an update to its Ximian Desktop 2 just weeks before its planned acquisition of SuSE Linux AG is likely to be completed. The enhanced Ximian Desktop 2, which already supported both SuSE Linuxs and Red Hat Inc.s Linux distribution, now supports the latest SuSE Linux releases, namely SuSE Linux Desktop and SuSE Linux 9.0, Novell announced this week. Ximian Desktop 2 was first launched in June and provides a set of desktop applications for Linux and interoperability with Windows file format. Click here to read more about Ximian Desktop 2.
Novell, of Provo, Utah, has been pushing headlong into the Linux market. It had acquired Ximian Inc. and its desktop Linux products in August, and then in November it announced plans to buy SuSE Linux, of Nuremberg, Germany for $210 million. The SuSE Linux acquisition is expected to close by the end of this month.