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Novell Delivers OES 2 October 8, 2007

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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.

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.

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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.

SLES, OES – How do I tell the version? March 28, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, Support.
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A popular question indeed.  Here is a link to a Techical Information Document (TID) #3594951 that describes how to interpret the kernel versions.

-tony.

BrainShare: NOWS, you just don’t know the Value March 21, 2007

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You may ask yourself, how could Novell possibly squeeze more value into the Open Workgroup Suite?
ANNOUNCING THE NOVELL OPEN WORKGROUP SUITE VALUE PACK PROGRAM.

The new Novell Open Workgroup Suite Value Pack program entitles customers who purchase the Novell Open Workgroup Suite or renew their maintenance contracts between March 19 and Aug. 31, 2007, to purchase select third-party products at a discount. These products – which include GWAVA* Retain*, McAfee* LinuxShield*, Omni Technology Solutions’ Linux Desktop Multiplier for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, and Syncsort* Backup Express – add value to one or more components of the Novell Open Workgroup Suite.

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BrainShare: New OES Migration Site March 21, 2007

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Curtains please … at BrainShare, Novell has rolled out a new Novell Open Enterprise Server deployment site that will give you, our loyal and valued customers, easy access to the best tools and resources to simplify the move to OES – Linux.

The new site is organized by migration path (NetWare to Linux or Windows to Linux), with all relevant resources displayed according to the user’s input. The site includes dynamic access to content from the OES Cool Solutions Community and Migration Support Forum, as well as collateral, documentation, articles, web links, third-party resources and more.

more info here.

Novell OES Training and Support Promo Extended through June 30, 2007 February 22, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Clustering, GroupWise, NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare, Support, Training, Virtualization.
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To help our customers and partners deploy Novell Open Enterprise Server on Linux with confidence, Novell recently launched a training and support services promotion. The response to this promotion has been extremely positive, and many organizations have taken advantage of the free training and support it offers. To increase its benefit, we are pleased to announce that the promotion is being extended through June 30, 2007.

This extension will help your customers and partners make the most of the significant opportunity to migrate workgroup services to Linux. By taking advantage of the free training, and then leveraging the extended window of free support, they will be well on the road to success. For more information, customers can visit www.novell.com/oespromo. Partners can get all the details at www.novell.com/partners.

Finally, we’d like to make you aware of a new web page that has been created to help customers and partners leverage the power of the Novell Open Workgroup Suite and migrate its component products to Linux. This page contains tried and true migration resources, as well as information on customers who have successfully migrated their workgroup services to Linux. For more information, please visit www.novell.com/migrate.

Microsoft-Novell Interoperability Lab – Sneak Peek February 15, 2007

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Sam Ramji at Microsoft writes:

Based on the email I received I would say that many Port 25 readers noticed my post last week on job openings in my new lab. Thank you for your positive responses (and especially the resume submissions)! Brad Cutler, my counterpart at Novell, has been overwhelmed with responses as well, so thank you on his behalf.

I’ve called this a sneak peek because there is much work ahead of us, but it’s time to talk in a little more detail about what the lab will be doing. I and my colleagues at Novell and within Microsoft have been putting in long hours for the last several weeks – nights and weekends as well – detailing the plans for our work together.

more info here.