Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise Delivered
San Jose, Calif., and Waltham, Mass. — Sept. 16
Wyse Technology, a global provider of thin computing, and Novell announced the joint delivery of Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise, designed for thin computing environments and available only on Wyse desktop and mobile thin client devices.
Wyse said its increasing market penetration of Linux-based thin clients is due to its ability to lower total cost of ownership, while helping enterprises gain a more secure and flexible computing environment. According to a 2008 International Data Corporation report, the Linux thin client market will grow from nearly 1 million units in 2008 to 1.8 million units in 2011.
The system features a graphical user interface, cross-platform multimedia support, USB peripheral support and hardware options. Wyse and Novell also said IT administrators will gain flexibility from having their thin client devices automatically update and configured upon boot-up, or being able to utilize the Wyse Device Manager.
“With the announcement of Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise pre-loaded on our platforms, we are providing more choices and more flexibility to users who wish to deploy Linux-based thin clients,” said Ricardo Antuna, vice president of product management and business development for Wyse Technology Inc.
“We are pleased that Wyse has selected SUSE Linux Enterprise as the platform for their next generation Linux-based thin clients,” said Carlos Montero-Luque, vice president of product management for open platform solutions at Novell.