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Scanning eDirectory Data Into ZAM (ZENworks Asset Management)



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May 31, 2007 3:47 pm

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Art Flores found some empty data fields on the workstation details report, and shares the method he devised for filling in those fields with data from eDirectory.

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‘Last call’ draft of GPLv3



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May 31, 2007 2:29 pm

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The Free Software Foundation today released the “last call” draft of GPLv3. Here’s Novell’s takeaway from the draft: Nothing in the last call draft of GPLv3 suggests that the final version of GPLv3 will inhibit Novell’s ability to include GPLv3 technologies in SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, and other Novell offerings as these technologies become available. …

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Restoring a Missing “Show Desktop” Icon to Quick Launch Toolbar



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May 31, 2007 1:00 pm

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Garth Lahana explains how to easily recreate the Show Desktop icon when your users inadvertently remove it.

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openSUSE day is over – Linuxtag continues…



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May 31, 2007 2:21 am

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In the afternoon we had two mobile computer related talks. Timo’s presentation (see photo above) showed in his presentations some areas were Linux has to improve, e.g. he did some initial measurements for suspend to disk that shows that Mac OS X is faster than Vista and both are faster than openSUSE 10.2. Compressing the disk image during suspend gives an improvement of 30 % for openSUSE but we’re still the slowest.:-( The question is now on how to move forward here. Timo also talked about fingerprint sensor support – he’s one of the main authors in this area -, powermanagement and wireless support.In the evening Patrick presented openSUSE on the Sony Playstation 3. Today you’ll find us at the openSUSE booth. Matthias Hopf will talk later today about compiz and Larry Ewing will take in a panel discussion about the future of the desktop.

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Cool Wiki: Migration Wizard

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May 30, 2007 10:55 am

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Check out this wiki article for recommendations on server migrations and tips on tuning the server configurations to speed up the migration and reduce the risk of problems.

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Setting up the Linuxtag Booth



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May 30, 2007 12:49 am

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Yesterday Adrian and myself drove through heavy rain to Berlin for Linuxtag 2007.

Christoph and Martin were already there and had started setting up the booth. During the setup we met a lot of friends, like Tux and Stepan. Both were heading for the LinuxBIOS booth.

In the evening all that a large group of us went to Spätzle restaurant off Ku-damm. We even trank “Berliner Weisse” in the Novell and openSUSE colours (Timo choose strawberry, I choose woodruff).

Today is openSUSE day with seven presentations. You can meet us also at our booth which is Halle 12, Stand 52.

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Linuxwochen in Wien with openSUSE Talk



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May 30, 2007 12:14 am

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This week there’s not only Linuxtag in Berlin – from where I’m blogging this – but also Linuxwochen (“Linuxweeks”) in Vienna, Austria. There will be a talk by Gerald Pfeifer on openSUSE – both the project and the distribution.

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Novell Open Audio: GroupWise Linux Client and Bonsai Rel

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May 29, 2007 9:39 am

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Novell’s Bill Pray and Gregory Webb answer questions on parity in the GW Linux client and the upcoming Bonsai release, from the Novell Open Audio Studio.

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ZENworks Asset Management – Product Recognition Updates

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May 29, 2007 8:42 am

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One of the unique features of ZENworks Asset Management is the fingerprinting to accurately identify software and applications on a workstation.

The Product Recognition Update database – PRU – is updated monthly.

Here is the background:

Go beyond scanning hard drives. A sophisticated recognition engine drives the inventory capabilities of Novell ZENworks® Asset Management. This technology goes far beyond simply scanning hard drives and displaying a list of raw executable files. Instead, an advanced auto-discovery process carefully analyzes the software on your hard drives and checks against an extensive application knowledgebase to accurately identify all the software running on your systems.

This approach eliminates missing or misspelled header information common to other inventory approaches and distinguishes between real applications and other types of executable files. Built and maintained by Novell Technology Analysts, the Knowledgebase also contains product-by-product pointers that allow the engine to make fine distinctions between trial- and full-version software and between different editions of the same product.

The patented recognition technology embedded in ZENworks Asset Management has a long, proven record of success on more than 10 million desktops.

Here are a couple of useful links that describe all of the applications; also a list of ‘what is new this month’.

All products:
http://ftp2.novell.com/partners/tally/pru/TCAllPrd.txt

Monthly update:
http://ftp2.novell.com/partners/tally/pru/TCNewPrd.txt

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New GroupWise Wiki Pages

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May 29, 2007 8:13 am

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Here are four new Wiki pages for GroupWise, covering topics of security, system health, administration, and design.

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