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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*.

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

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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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Who can you trust? May 10, 2007

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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

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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.

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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: Press Kit March 21, 2007

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Keep up to date on all the latest announcements from BrainShare 2007.

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SiteScape Signs OEM Agreement With Novell SiteScape’s Next Generation Collaboration Platform to Complement the Novell Open Workgroup Suite February 17, 2007

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SiteScape, Inc. (www.sitescape.com), the premier provider of secure web-based workflow and collaboration solutions, today announced that Waltham, MA-based Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) has signed an agreement to distribute SiteScape’s next generation of collaboration software. The new software will round out Novell’s offerings in the workgroup productivity market, through team workspace and real-time conferencing solutions.

“This new software will provide strong collaboration capabilities to the many customers who have already deployed proven Novell workgroup services on Linux,” said Kent Erickson, Vice President and General Manager of Novell Workgroup Solutions.

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Novell Strengthens Workgroup Portfolio with Team Workspace and Real-Time Collaboration Offerings February 14, 2007

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Novell today announced the addition of team workspace and real-time collaboration solutions to its workgroup product portfolio. The new offerings will help boost end-user productivity and reduce overall customer costs by simplifying the everyday business activities people engage in to create, share, discuss and manage information.

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Virtual Windows to Run Unmodified on Linux February 14, 2007

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Novell and Intel Corporation today announced the availability of paravirtualized network and block device drivers that will allow Microsoft* Windows* Server 2000/2003/XP to run unmodified in Xen* virtual environments on SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell®, operating on Intel-based server platforms featuring Intel® Virtualization Technology.

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