Novell has unveiled SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, which has features and capabilities that reflect the company's controversial agreement with Microsoft.
For example, a new feature called Mono Extension provides support for Mono, allowing companies to run .Net applications on Linux systems without having to recompile the programs.
While Novell has included many new capabilities, there aren't necessarily many surprises, says Redmonk analyst Stephen O'Grady. "This is what you can expect from enterprise-class platforms, be they Linux or Windows, at this point. If you're a general-purpose OS, you need to be able to multitask."