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Novell Delivers OES 2 October 8, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Clustering, NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare, Press, Virtualization.
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Novell Delivers Open Enterprise Server 2 with Proven Networking Services on Linux

Open Enterprise Server 2 features full 64-bit support of software services previously only found on NetWare®, along with storage management enhancements and NetWare virtualization. Novell Open Enterprise Server combines proven workgroup services from Novell with SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server, completing the Open Enterprise Server shift to providing workgroup services entirely on Linux*.

more info here.


OES 2 has gone Gold! October 4, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare.
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OES 2 has gone Gold Master and will be shipping as expected.

OES 2 will be available for download October 5th and will ship from production on October 12th.

SCO Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy September 14, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Competition, General, Press.
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Read the latest from Groklaw,

Here’s the title of the press release: “The SCO Group Files Chapter 11 to Protect Assets as It Addresses Potential Financial and Legal Challenges”, which you can find here. They say reorganization “ensures business as usual.” You can find information on Chapter 11 bankruptcy here. Here’s a paper that says that a study they conducted indicated that firms generally benefit from Chapter 11

more info here.

GroupWise Advisor Summit September 9, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Certification, GroupWise, Training.
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Spend some time with the GW gurus at the Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida.

On September 30 through October 4, 2007 the GroupWise Advisor Summit will be held.

GroupWise Advisor Summit is a live version of GroupWise Advisor Magazine, the independent guide to Novell GroupWise. No other technical education option gives you the opportunity for as much one-on-one interaction with as many Novell GroupWise gurus.

more info here.

Court Rules: Novell owns the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights! Novell has right to waive! August 10, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Competition, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux.
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Hot off the presses from Groklaw: A ruling in the SCO vs. Novell case.

Hot off the presses: Judge Dale Kimball has issued a 102-page ruling [PDF] on the numerous summary judgment motions in SCO v. Novell. Here it is as text. Here is what matters most:

[T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.

That’s Aaaaall, Folks! The court also ruled that “SCO is obligated to recognize Novell’s waiver of SCO’s claims against IBM and Sequent”. That’s the ball game. There are a couple of loose ends, but the big picture is, SCO lost. Oh, and it owes Novell a lot of money from the Microsoft and Sun licenses.

more info here.

Why Learn Linux? Read on … July 30, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Certification, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux.
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User Group members, Customers, Conference Attendees have all asked… What’s in it for me?
Read this interesting article on ZDNet.com

Leveraging Linux to sell yourself

I think every NetWare administrator should read this article. It applied to me and I believe all can benefit from taking an inward look at your technological skillset.

more info here.

Novell to SUSE users: Don’t worry about Microsoft’s stand on GPLv3 July 11, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Competition, General, Press.
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Article from NetworkWorld.

Novell’s Lowry said users who obtain their Linux via a certificate from Microsoft will get a regular SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription, regardless of the terms of the certificate provided by Microsoft. Users who have already received SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates from Microsoft are not affected, he said.

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Desktop Publishing in OfficeOffice.org ? June 13, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Competition, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OpenOffice.
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“Do you offer a program like Microsoft Publisher?” Some version of this question appears regularly on the OpenOffice.org mailing lists. Many people automatic answer “no,” and say that Scribus is more suitable for desktop publishing. But, in fact, OpenOffice.org boasts two mid-level layout programs — Draw and Writer — each of which is far more versatile than its name suggests.

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Who can you trust? May 10, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Competition, Press.
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Read John Dragoon’s blog entry about trust.  A much needed view into recent press around the Novell / MS interoperability deal.

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Messaging Architect’s GWMyPod May 7, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in General, GroupWise, Handheld, Novell Open Workgroup Suite.
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Check out this cool tool from Messaging Architects. Neat way to use my iPod to GWMyPod.
Comments please, interested to see if anyone has found this useful.

more info here.