Ben Thin client market leader Wyse Technology announced on Monday a partnership with Novell to supply the SUSE Linux Enterprise Thin Client OS on “next generation” Wyse terminals. The announcement comes fresh off the heals of its primary competitor’s acquisition of Neoware, a significant development for Linux on a thin client. Wyse’s move allows customers a better choice of Linux operating systems and also enables companies to standardize on a common Linux platform across desktops and thin clients. TheWyse_logo partnership was announced on the same day that Lenovo agreed to ship SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop on ThinkPads, so Novell has certainly been busy with growing its channel partnerships. This is just further proof that 2008 may in fact be the year of Linux in the enterprise.

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By Benjamin Gray