for me business edition means "admin remote controled". Here the users must have a very tinny and constrained box to move ... so ... no azureus here, little games, Yakuake is too heavy
, traceroute to a workstation?, dangerous ... lot of stability ant lot of applications useful to work in a "kiosk mode", centralized backups, centralized instalation deployment, centralized and remote configuration tools. So when you think about a business edition keep in mind that is two parts, servers and workstations ... from my point of view, winxp workstations, has no place in any serious business ... period ...
... ofcourse serverside battle is over ....
I agree. It seems everyone is wanting to add too many applications that belong on a private users machine. I think Enterprise Edition would be a better name for this, and it would apply to both profit and non-profit organizations/businesses. I think this would also help with google search results, because I would guess that most people in education, non-profits, would search for "enterprise linux" rather than "business linux".
Overall, I would think an enterprise/business version should concentrate on productivity apps to help users in an organization accomplish his/her work. This would include things such as openoffice, koffice, various calculators, basic internet apps such as firefox, krdc, an ftp client, gimp, pdf viewer, basic audio/video player such as vlc and/or mplayer, kdesvn, and K3B. Apps such as azureus, mandvd, kmymoney, etc can always be added by the user or (preferably) by the system administrator if needed. I think even wine should be left out, as most standard business desktops (whether profit or non-profit) should not need it. Also, unless Beryl (Compiz-fusion) becomes COMPLETELY stable, I think it should be left out as well. Yes, it's beautiful, but enterprise desktops don't really need it and probably don't have the video card to really handle it anyway. Again, if someone really wants Beryl, it can always be added later.
As always, KISS is the best way to go with something like this. Less apps will make it much easier to maintain and ensure that it is rock stable. Start with a small set of core apps and add more apps later in future releases if needed.
I don't really care for Red Hat much, but it is still the standard among most enterprises using Linux. Take a look at the default apps that are installed on Red Hat and use that as a base. You really can't go wrong starting with that.