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For Mono fans – Miguel de Icaza interview

blowry

March 28, 2007 8:04 am

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There’s a good interview between Miguel de Icaza and Andreas Proschofsky of the Austrian publication der Standard up on the web. In it, Miguel details current work on Mono, and where the project is headed. It’s a must read for folks interested in Mono, the Novell-sponsored open source project to develop software to run .NET …

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Open Invention Network gets a new licensee – Oracle

blowry

March 27, 2007 11:48 am

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The Open Invention Network put out an announcement today that Oracle has become a new licensee. Open Invention Network is an intellectual property company that was formed in 2005 to promote Linux by using patents to create a collaborative environment. Open Invention Network acquires patents and makes them available royalty-free to any company, institution or …

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Nice props for our India support center

blowry

March 22, 2007 12:03 pm

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We got some cool news recently regarding our support center in Mumbai. It’s just achieved certification under the Service Capability and Performance (SCP) customer support standard. Our U.S. support facilities gained SCP certificaiton a couple of years back, and now our Indian facilities join them. SCP certification, managed by Services Strategy Corp., is a globally …

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Day One at BrainShare

blowry

March 19, 2007 6:39 pm

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We’ve just wrapped up day one of BrainShare.  All the news from the show, including video of the keynotes and an audio file of today’s press conference, is available on this virtual press room page.  We’ve got over 50 press in town from around the globe, almost half from Europe, and are doing multiple briefings …

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Linux vs. Windows TCO

blowry

March 16, 2007 9:56 am

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There have been a couple of stories out in the media, and a slashdot posting, critical of Novell for “assenting” to language in our joint press release with Microsoft on HSBC indicating that Windows TCO is lower than Linux TCO. To suggest we “assent” to this idea is completely misleading. Novell has always maintained that …

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Race to Linux 2.0

blowry

March 14, 2007 12:05 pm

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Novell is co-sponsoring, along with IBM and Mainsoft, the Race to Linux 2.0, a challenge to Visual Studio developers to explore .NET 2.0-to-Linux porting options. Developers will be given an application at the start of the race. There are prizes for the first developer to deliver the application running successfully on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server …

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Clarification on Microsoft certificates for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

blowry

March 2, 2007 1:54 pm

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There’s been some reporting over the last couple of days that suggests Microsoft gives away for free the SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates they deliver under the Novell-Microsoft agreement. That’s not the case. The terms of the deals are confidential, but, in addition to the migration investment, the companies are paying for the certificates, which come …

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Health care reform, global warming, now ODF…

blowry

March 2, 2007 11:00 am

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California always likes to position itself as on the cutting edge (disclaimer – I’m a 3rd generation native, so biased). The Governator has proposed something akin to universal health care, and has put in place some tough anti-global warming measures. But California has been pretty quiet on the ODF front, with Massachusetts taking the lead. …

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Corporate blogging

blowry

February 9, 2007 1:50 pm

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I went to a gig in San Francisco last night on corporate blogging. Mauro Lupi, one of Italy’s best known and earliest bloggers, moderated a panel which included folks from Six Apart, the company behind the leading blog software, StucturedWikis, and Spada, Inc. The focus was on why companies should blog, measuring the impact of …

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Novell is “hot” in security

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February 1, 2007 5:20 pm

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Info Security Products Guide has recognized Novell as an industry leader in identity and security management. After reviewing more than 500 information security vendors worldwide, Info Security Products Guide named Novell as one of its Security “Hot Companies” for 2007. Novell received the award thanks to its suite of identity and security management products, including …

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