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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.


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

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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.

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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.

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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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Dell to Partner with Microsoft, Novell on Interoperability May 7, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, Press, Virtualization.
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Under the agreement to be announced May 7, Dell will buy  SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server certificates from Microsoft that it will make
available to its customers.

It will also establish a services and marketing program to migrate
current Linux users who are not Dell Linux customers to SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server, Rick Becker, senior vice president of strategic
solutions for Dell’s product group, told eWEEK.

Dell will also establish a dedicated customer marketing team for
migrating current Linux users to SUSE Linux. This effort will focus on
three areas: interoperability workshops, migration proof-of-concepts and
migration services, he said.

more info here.

Novell Cleans Up Mail Message, Stakes Collaboration Claim April 10, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, GroupWise.
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Recent article in CRN discussioning GroupWise and its market position.

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Microsoft customers melting down over Daylight Saving patches March 8, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Competition, GroupWise, Support.
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A number of users in the DST chat room are reporting problems getting their Blackberry servers and devices to sync up with their DST-patched Exchange servers. Others, in spite of Microsoft warnings to apply DST patches in a specific order, are running into problems because they are attempting to patch Exchange before Windows.

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GroupWise DST Tool Fixes Appointments Already Made February 23, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, GroupWise, Security, Support.
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GroupWise Development team has found a way to fix all those pesky appointments during the time in question…depending on what client you used to create the appointment.

We are targeting releasing a tool on March 1st that will resolve this issue for the majority of appointments. Here is a list of what the tool is, and is NOT:

more info here.