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HP using Linux and Asay doing blogs



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October 13, 2005 12:18 pm

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HP is increasing its internal use of Linux, and has signed a site license deal with Novell to use our SUSE Linux based solutions. This is pretty exciting news, given both HP’s role in the industry and the sheer size of HP as a company. On a separate note, Matt Asay, who co-founded the Open …

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NetWare to Linux Mind Meld



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October 11, 2005 4:48 pm

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For a lot of folks for a lot of years, NetWare has been the IT bedrock for their businesses. As you probably know, NetWare services now run on Linux in Novell Open Enterprise Server, mixing that NetWare magic with Linux goodies like hardware consolidation, reduced licensing fees, increased security, application flexibility, etc., etc. To make …

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Open Source Acting?



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October 10, 2005 1:03 pm

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Interesting comments today from Matt Szulik of Red Hat in CBR Online about Novell’s move into the Linux arena. He described it as theater. Needless to say, we don’t consider ourselves in the acting business. Competition is good for any sector, including open source. We made the SUSE acquisition because we felt we could bring …

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SUSE Linux 10.0 — It’s Here



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October 7, 2005 3:35 pm

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Some may have wondered about SUSE Linux 10.0 and why Novell didn’t make a bigger announcement on availability. Just in case there are any questions, SUSE Linux 10.0 has arrived and is available! As in past versions, users can either download the distribution or purchase the retail version. More information on the product and how …

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Sun-Google and OpenOffice



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October 6, 2005 3:36 pm

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Lots of virtual ink has been spilled on the Sun-Google announcement. It’s interesting to me how diverse the opinions are. Fortune sees this as potentially paradigm changing. Forbes dismisses it as essentially a PR ploy. Obviously, it’s too early to pronounce with any degree of certainty. One thing that struck me in reading the coverage …

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IBM Promoting Business Blogging



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October 5, 2005 4:21 pm

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The lead story on IBM’s On Demand Business web site right now is about the benefits of business blogging. They’ve got a flash file up with a couple of IBM execs talking about the power of business blogging for building communities and customer loyalty. It’s an interesting approach, since the polished flash presentation seems to …

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Novell Responds to Blum Capital



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October 4, 2005 2:57 pm

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Jack Messman has written a letter in response to the recent Blum Capital letter to Novell regarding moves Blum feels Novell should make. Novell has filed the response with the SEC under an 8-K. The filing includes several other letters Novell has exchanged with Blum. The text of today’s letter is here. The overall 8-K …

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BusinessWeek “Brightest Spark” Using Mono



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October 4, 2005 12:09 pm

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BusinessWeek magazine just posted an online special report on the state of open source and the growing number of vendors and applications. MedSphere was highlighted as one of the “brightest sparks” among startups. This software vendor for small and mid-size hospitals ported its original Linux application to Windows using the Novell-sponsored Mono Project. The result: …

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Filling a Hole in the Exec Ranks



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October 3, 2005 2:57 pm

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We announced the hiring today of Tom Francese to head up Novell’s EMEA region. He takes the role Richard Seibt held before leaving Novell in May. Tom’s been based in Europe, heading up IBM’s Software Group in EMEA. He’ll be the lead man in helping Ron Hovsepian transfer the sales model we’ve successsfully deployed in …

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