Novell's big day with Sesame Street and HP

Novell is scoring big this week with some interesting new deals.

Novell's Brainshare is in full swing, and the company announced two significant deals. The first is that Hewlett-Packard will be preloading Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop on select laptops and desktops. It's a big coup for Novell after Ubuntu scored with Dell. It's also a big coup for customers who won't have to go through the bother of maintaining Linux on incompatible hardware, as I recently did with Ubuntu on Lenovo's X61 laptop.

Novell also scored with Sesame Street Workshop. This isn't a huge revenue generator but it's a fun deal. Sesame Street Workshop is a big believer in open source and has been deploying it a range of different contexts. Good to see them selecting Novell's Suse Linux...for the right reasons.