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Free Database from Oracle



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October 31, 2005 4:40 pm

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Oracle announced a free version of its database software today, Oracle Database XE. Novell has worked with Oracle to make sure our customers can experience Oracle Database XE with Novell’s Linux products.


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To lock or not to lock?



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October 27, 2005 2:34 pm

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There’s a story on CNET reporting on Matthew Szulik’s conversation with Geoffrey Moore at Vortex. I wonder if Szulik’s emphasis this week on avoiding lock-in has anything to do with the BusinessWeek article (see last Friday’s post) on Novell. Red Hat got credit in that piece for its growth, but also was positioned as potentially …

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Security and Identity Standards



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October 26, 2005 4:20 pm

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As you hear us talk a lot at Novell about being open and standards-based, it’s worth noting that we are actively involved with many of these standards bodies. On the identity and security side of things we are very active in the Liberty Alliance, OASIS and The Open Group. You may have seen a new …

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Clarification on Novell fiscal year



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October 25, 2005 5:57 pm

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I’ve seen it reported in the media that Novell is scheduled to announce year-end results on October 31. Just to clarify…. Novell’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2005 end on October 31. As is normally the case, the actual announcement of results for the quarter will come three/four weeks after the completion of the quarter. …

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GroupWise Clustering Basics: Part 1

Gregg Hinchman

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October 25, 2005 11:08 am

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Gregg Hinchman has just written a new eBook called Success with Clustering GroupWise 7, that will soon be available for purchase. To whet your appetite, he has graciously shared the entire Chapter 1 with Cool Solutions, and we are presenting it in serial format beginning this week. Snap on your reading glasses and dive in.

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Novell Rumors



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October 24, 2005 3:58 pm

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There are all kinds of articles out today on layoffs at Novell. CNET/ZDNet, eWeek, Newsforge, Boston Business Journal and others have run stories reporting a variety of headcount reduction, product and corporate moves. Novell has not made any statement regarding restructuring. The information and allegations in these articles are not based on official comment from …

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Novell in BusinessWeek



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October 21, 2005 3:42 pm

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There’s a feature story in the print edition of BusinessWeek this week on Novell. It’s not online yet, so I can’t provide a URL. The piece echoes recent criticism of Novell from elements in the financial community, but also credits the company’s strategy and highlights the importance of Novell’s success to broader Linux success. My …

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Open Source threat to Microsoft



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October 19, 2005 4:34 pm

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I like Dana Blankenhorn’s argument about the open source threat to Microsoft. Open source is a development model, first, but it’s also a business model fundamentally altering the economics behind software. Dana highlights the law of mass production, and makes a solid point. But there’s another interesting economic dynamic at play. As more solutions become …

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Linux on Supercomputers



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October 18, 2005 3:40 pm

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SGI has announced a couple of interesting customer wins in the past week, interesting for several reasons, not least of which is their use of Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has replaced UNIX systems with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running on SGI hardware to help design the latest and greatest helicopters. And …

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Security Down Under



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October 14, 2005 2:41 pm

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We had a press release out of Australia this week on an Identity Management deployment with St. George Bank. It’s a significant deal because St. George is one of Australia’s largest banks with 2.9 million customers and 7,300 employees. The bank has grown over time through a few mergers and acquisitions, so it was important …

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