July 21, 2010 – Novell’s release of OpenSUSE 11.3 this week offers some surprises in the upgrade. This Linux-based operating system offers the Tracker tool for indexing content, the SpiderOak tool for syncing files, and the Rosegarden tool for working with and editing audio files.

This new upgrade release was brought to our attention by Ostatic in their article, “OpenSUSE 11.3 Arrives With Unexpected Extras”. This web-based technology allows you to keep your desktop tidy and offers some snazzy new graphical enhancements, like 3-D based browsing.

Indexing tools are nice and seem convenient, but without taxonomies and business rules to interpret content and apply terms that are easily integrated with other systems, they are literally a tool – a manual screwdriver trying to do a power screwdriver’s job.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.