We just completed some cool videos on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. One of them shows of some of the cool features on Xgl.
Guy and I worked on these with a local production shop. It was a long, grueling afternoon to get them made. I was really afraid that they would come out horrible, but they seem pretty good.
My one worry about them is that I mention that Active Directory is the main authentication system in most enterprises. As the former director of product management for Novell eDirectory, let me tell you: I hate saying that. Unfortunately, it’s true.
I look at it like this:
- The masses demand cheap and crappy fast food, so it’s found everywhere where money is spent
- The masses also demand cheap and crappy top 40 music, so it gets played on the radio
Just because something is popular does not mean it’s good or good for you. I’m still completely against Active Directory. But since Windows servers are a reality, it’s a necessary evil for most businesses.
We have an interview about Novell Client for Linux queued up, which will answer the eDirectory authentication bit.