Small business customers and VARs who service those customers might be interested to learn that Novell has a new, linux-based, small biz offering on the horizon. It is expected to be generally available in September 2007.
The Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise and includes:

(from the press release…)

More than just a bundle of enterprise products priced for small businesses, Novell’s suite features a simple yet customizable installation process along with remote management capabilities so solution providers can remotely manage their small business customers’ IT infrastructures, thus reducing costs and improving service. The Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition also has a newly developed integration layer that makes it easier for resellers and service providers to integrate their specialized products into the solution. The suite is supported by popular business software applications certified to work with SUSE Linux Enterprise.

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