Saturday, September 29, 2007
Quick Sneak Peak and Download OES2 Beta
Series of Novell Connection Magazine Articles on Highlights of Open Enterprise Server 2
Dynamic Storage TechnologyDomain Services for Windows
eDirectory version 8.8 SP2
NetWare 6.5 SP7 as a VM
DNS / DHCP
Check out the new virtualization web pages on novell.com. Open Enterprise Server 2 includes a paravirtualized version of NetWare 6.5 (NetWare 6.5 SP7) that is designed to recognize when it is running in a virtualized environment and optimize its performance.
Details of NetWare 6.5 running as virtual machine
Novell and Microsoft Interop
Download Linux Presentation Slides including technical details about Virtualization
Thursday, August 23, 2007
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30 percent of our survey respondents are using Ubuntu. Next in popularity, after the ever-popular Ubuntu family, comes the SUSE Linux family with 21 percent. In our survey, we found mostly openSUSE users (19.7 percent) with a scattering of SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) users (1.3 percent). This isn't too surprising, since our preliminary analysis of our survey data showed that the majority of our respondents were individual rather than corporate users.
It's also noteworthy that the SUSE Linuxes have taken a major step forward. In 2006 survey, the SUSE family came in a distant second place with only 13 percent of the user base. In terms of year-over-year growth, openSUSE and SLED were the real winners, in fact, with a jump of 8 percentage points. The Ubuntu family, by comparison, built on its lead by only 1.2 percent.
The Linux desktop is gaining quickly in popularity, and it's not because of technology-happy fans. It's gaining users because it's an inexpensive, secure, and efficient alternative to today's mainstream desktop operating systems. After all, 38,000 plus users and two major PC companies can't be wrong.
For the full results of our survey, see the raw data on the DesktopLinux.com survey site.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Vote in the 2007 Desktop Linux Survey
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Ron Hovsepian will give the keynote on the morning of August 8th. Ron Hovsepian, CEO of Novell, will present strategies for accelerating the advance of enterprise-wide Linux adoption "from the desktop to the data center." Ron will also highlight two key topics: the market impact of virtualization technologies, and how enterprise management services are allowing Linux to gain broader acceptance and scale to handle increasingly larger challenges.
Jeff Jaffe's Blog (CTO of Novell)
Looking ahead to Linuxworld
Monday, June 04, 2007
* Boost your hardware utilization rates
* Reduce infrastructure costs and complexity
* Eliminate "server sprawl"
* Ensure high availability of networked systems and data
* Align IT processes with your overall business goals
For practical guidance on planning and implementing virtual environments, contact me.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Podcast: News to know midday: Novell, Microsoft pact; PlayTable coming; Tough iPod Shuffles by ZDNet's Larry Dignan -- Today’s podcast includes: Deciphering Novell’s disclosures about the Microsoft SUSE Linux pact. Mary Jo Foley asks: Will Microsoft’s ‘Milan,’ aka PlayTable, pit multi-touch vs. the iPhone? PlayTable to surface soon. Jason O’Grady runs over his iPod Shuffle. As a reminder, you can get this podcast on iTunes. See all news to know updates (link blogs and podcasts).
Monday, April 30, 2007
Good luck Ted!
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
The memo shows that the merge will keep the SUSE trademark for all products. Internally MS has already prepared a team to maintain the product, and work on the merge process, says the 20 page document, that seems to have reached most high level executives of Novell and MS.
April Fools Hoax? Most definately! It was posted on April 1st Sunday. This post was partly responsible for a short rally on Monday, but by Tuesday, Novell was back down after a downgrade by Jefferies & Co.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
GWAVA just announced today that they are going to start taking Novell GroupWise Support calls. This is a great thing for Novell and GroupWise. GWAVA centers their business around GroupWise. Their business is GroupWise! I think Novell should just let GWAVA buy their GroupWise business. We should just call it GWAVA GroupWise!
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Friday, March 09, 2007
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