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.