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Taking a break for the holidays



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December 23, 2005 5:37 pm

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We’ll be taking a break from the blog for the holidays. Hope everyone has a great end to 2005. See you in 2006! Thanks.Novell’s PR team


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Spending or getting money – Linux under the hood



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December 23, 2005 11:08 am

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We’ve put up a new case study this week about American First Credit Union, the sixth largest by membership in the US. They’re a long-time Novell customer, using the full range of Novell technologies, including Identity Manager, ZENworks, GroupWise, and NetWare. They’ve just recently added SUSE Linux, within OES, to the mix, and are using …

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Don’t fight it…switch!



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December 22, 2005 9:39 am

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Not everyone will be celebrating this New Year’s Eve. On Dec. 31, Microsoft discontinues support for Exchange 5.5. This change won’t affect just a few customers analysts estimate that up to one-third of the Exchange installed base is still on 5.5. Upgrading to the next version will involve a great deal of time and money, …

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ODF to documents as Firefox to browsers



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December 21, 2005 11:31 am

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The Economist has a good story out this week on Firefox, with a nice focus on Mitchell Baker, who heads up the Mozilla Foundation. In it, Mitchell talks about how lack of competition in the browser space has been a real impediment to innovation on the Web, causing a delay in many of the “Web …

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New study shows good open source momentum



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December 20, 2005 10:21 am

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A new study by Optaros Inc, a consulting and systems integration firm, provides solid data on the momentum behind open source. You can see a copy of the study, published Dec. 19 under a Creative Commons license, here.A few of the keys points: 87% of the 512 companies surveyed are using open source software. All …

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Desktop Linux aces school exams



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December 19, 2005 4:15 pm

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Novell Linux Desktop continues to gain momentum in schools, with Whitfield School being the latest example. Read the whole story to get a full sense of what Linux is doing for the school and its students, but here’s an example from Alex Inman, director of technology for Whitfield School: “As anyone in education IT knows, …

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Partners Coast to Coast



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December 14, 2005 4:36 pm

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A couple of announcements this week point to how much progress Novell has made in building out its partner ecosystem around Linux. From the East, we have today’s announcement from IBM that Novell has been elevated to the top tier of IBM’s strategic alliance program. This puts Novell into the top 10 of IBM’s strategic …

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The judges’ decisions are final



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December 13, 2005 5:01 pm

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Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server keeps bringing home industry awards, reflecting what customers are saying, too. The December issues of Business Computing (page 61) and Service Provider Weekly (page 44) honor SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 as winner of a “Top 50 Business Products” award and a “Product Excellence 2005″ award, respectively. Add those to …

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Stacks, services and open source



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December 8, 2005 11:52 am

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Over the last few days, Red Hat has made a couple of announcements around directory technology and certified open source software stacks. These announcements are an implicit admission that the operating system isn’t what customers care about. It’s what you can do with it that counts.That’s been Novell’s approach from the beginning of our move …

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Novell Support for ODF



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December 6, 2005 11:41 am

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Novell has been working closely with the State of Massachusetts for some time on its Enterprise Reference Technical Model, the most visible piece of which is the state’s decision to adopt Open Document Format (ODF) as its default document format moving forward. We’re a strong supporter of ODF, and believe it presents a compelling alternative …

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