The CIO of CareGroup puts SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop through the paces, and finds that it's good enough for enterprise use.
It's just one man's opinion, but I always like to hear what the end customer thinks about technology. While I'm not a big believer in the Linux desktop (at least, as a direct competitor to OS X and Windows in the US/EMEA enterprise market), I'm glad to see SUSE Linux Desktop pass the test with the CIO of CareGroup:
...Halamka found in SUSE a version of the Linux operating system that didn?t crash or lock up once during the month he used it; that booted quickly (within 30 seconds); that was easy enough to navigate, and was well integrated with the Lenovo hardware. "It felt like a coherent suite of applications and functionality," he says. "This is the first open-source operating system [I?ve used] that has good wireless support, good USB support and a suite of software tools that allow a knowledge worker to get work done. Fedora was cutting edge but unstable. Red Hat [Enterprise Linux] was stable but didn?t support all of my USB devices. [SUSE] has stability and support for both."
Maybe there's hope for the Linux desktop, after all....