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Novell’s take on the Dell preload of Ubuntu

blowry

May 2, 2007 11:46 am

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Comments:10

Yesterday, Dell said that it will start preloading Ubuntu Linux onto three Dell PCs targeted at the technical consumer market. As proponents of open source and Linux, Novell is happy to see Linux being preloaded onto any desktop machine. This announcement is just one more proof point in the continued growth of Linux. We view …

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The real tune on real time Linux

blowry

April 27, 2007 12:39 pm

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Comments:5

Generally, I’m a fan of taking the high road. I’d much rather talk about what we do than talk about what the competition is doing. But sometimes you can’t let things slide… Red Hat has recently been out talking about preparing a real time Linux offering later this year. In the course of this, they’ve …

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And the winner is…

blowry

April 26, 2007 11:23 am

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Comments:0

Congrats to the winners of the recently concluded “Race to Linux 2.0″ context. Hosted by DevX and jointly sponsored by Novell, Mainsoft and IBM, the “Race to Linux 2.0″ challenged developers to see how quickly they could port an application from Windows to Linux. The Novell-sponsored Mono project was one of the key tools developers …

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Software management with openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise

blowry

April 26, 2007 9:51 am

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Comments:5

Last week, openSUSE maintainers sent a note to the openSUSE mailing list telling folks that openSUSE will now be focusing on native software management using YaST and “zypp”, the package management library. As a result, openSUSE 10.3 will not include the ZENworks Management Daemon (zmd). Here’s what that means: First, and most important, patch, update …

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Getting green with Linux

blowry

April 20, 2007 2:50 pm

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Comments:0

Sunday is Earth Day, and there’s certainly been a lot of media focus on the environment in recent months. The issue of how IT impacts the environment has been a part of this debate. Novell recently announced it had joined the Green Grid, a consortium of IT companies focused on lowering power consumption in data …

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ClearType issue and openSUSE

blowry

April 10, 2007 1:35 pm

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Comments:3

There’s a slashdot posting up about Novell disabling a font type, ClearType, from the the openSUSE distribution in connection with possible Microsoft patent concerns. This seems to have created some confusion, in that a number of observers are wondering why, given Novell’s patent agreement with Microsoft, this technology wouldn’t be allowed in openSUSE. We’ve been …

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New LSB and testing tools from the Linux Foundation

blowry

April 9, 2007 10:47 am

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Comments:0

The Linux Foundation put out a press release today announcing the latest update to the Linux Standards Base (LSB) and the creation of new testing tools to ensure compatibility. The LSB, now version 3.1, is a key initiative to promote interoperability in the Linux realm by making applications run to a common specification across various …

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Responding to comments on the GPL3 issue

blowry

April 4, 2007 4:55 pm

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Comments:8

A bunch of folks have commented on the recent posting on the GPL3 issue. Thanks for all these comments, pro and con. We know this issue is controversial, and we appreciate the open debate. I’d like to make a few points, based on the comments, and figured I’d do a new post, rather than a …

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Happy Birthday ODF Alliance

blowry

March 29, 2007 11:49 am

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Comments:1

It’s a few days late, but happy first birthday to the ODF Alliance. The Alliance was formed last March (Novell is a founding member) with the goal of encouraging the adoption of the ODF document format by governments and public sector organizations worldwide. In a press release put out on Tuesday, the Alliance highlighted some …

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Novell position on GPL3 draft

blowry

March 28, 2007 9:21 am

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Comments:41

The Free Software Foundation has published today a third draft of the GPL3 license. The FSF had indicated leading up to this draft that it would be addressing some concerns it had with the Novell-Microsoft agreements in the draft. Here’s Novell’s position on the new draft: We will continue to distribute Linux. Nothing in this …

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