4. Suse Studio
Novell launched Suse Studio in July as part of its Suse Appliance Program, which aims to make it easy as pie for ISVs to build their own Linux appliances. So far, Linux solution providers are impressed with what Suse Studio brings to the table in terms of simplicity and functionality.
"It enables you to create your own appliance using an online Web presence, allowing you to bring a product to market using Suse Linux as the background OS," says Frank Basanta, director of technology for Systems Solutions, a New York-based integrator appliances.