Novell updates Ximian desktop

Novell Inc. announced Tuesday that its Ximian Desktop software now supports SuSE AG Linux.

Ximian Desktop 2, a product Novell acquired with its acquisition of Ximian in August, is based on the open-source GNOME project and allows users to deploy a Linux desktop in a mixed Linux/Windows environment.

The new version also supports SuSE's Linux Desktop and includes OpenOffice, the GAIM instant-messaging client and Ximian Red Carpet configuration-management software. The software also includes a Web browser and browser plug-ins.

Ximian Desktop 2 is available now and can be freely downloaded. A version of the software, which includes technical support, automated software updates, Java support, additional fonts and content plug-ins is US$100.

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