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Novell Pulse: Real-time collaboration for the enterprise

Ian Bruce

November 5, 2009 10:38 am

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Today at the Enterprise 2.0 show in San Francisco, Novell announced the industry’s first real-time collaboration platform for the enterprise. Called Novell Pulse, it unites communication, authoring and social messaging tools so widely dispersed teams of people can easily share and edit documents, jointly browse websites, and have a rich digital conversation, all in real-time. …

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The City of Los Angeles

Ian Bruce

October 29, 2009 7:22 am

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This week the Los Angeles city council voted to move forward with a proposal to replace the City’s existing e-mail and productivity solutions with cloud-based e-mail, calendaring and document services from Google. Like the LA Police department and others, we continue to doubt the economics and security of the City’s decision to move to a …

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All the news from Novell

Ian Bruce

October 20, 2009 2:28 pm

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Today we launched our revamped and renamed Novell News blog. Our old Open PR blog was originally conceived as a way to give voice to Novell’s views on open source software, Linux, and our mixed-source business model. Over time, the blog has become a much stronger information source for all of Novell, and increasingly a …

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10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on SCO

Ian Bruce

August 24, 2009 2:59 pm

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Novell is carefully studying the decision of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. We are pleased that the decision affirmed the district court’s monetary award of approximately $3M from SCO to Novell. On other issues such as ownership of the UNIX copyrights, on which SCO’s claims against Novell, IBM, and Linux users depend, the Court …

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SCO Group Ruling Update

Ian Bruce

August 6, 2009 8:29 am

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This week bankruptcy judge Kevin Gross made a number of important decisions regarding the ongoing SCO Group litigation. First, a Chapter 11 Trustee has been commissioned to take over the business affairs of the company. The judge also barred the SCO Group from selling its Unix system division, which was due to be taken over …

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Microsoft Delivers Code to the Linux Kernel – with help from Novell

Ian Bruce

July 20, 2009 10:56 am

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Today Microsoft made a major announcement that has surprised many in the open source world: it has submitted device driver code to the Linux Community under the the GNU General Public License (version 2). The drivers will be available to the Linux Community and customers alike, and will enhance the performance of the Linux operating …

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Mono without the Mania

Ian Bruce

July 8, 2009 1:46 pm

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There’s been a lot of recent discussion about Mono, the open source implementation of the .Net framework, with some community members expressing concerns about the possible legal ramifications of deploying a technology rooted in the closed-source, Microsoft world. To address these concerns Microsoft announced an extension to its “Community Promise” patent licensing to C# programs …

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Dell turns to Platespin for virtualization support

Ian Bruce

June 17, 2009 12:31 pm

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Today Dell announced significant new additions to its enterprise portfolio with data center and virtualization services, new product configurations, and a new PowerEdge server and EqualLogic storage array. At the core of these announcements is a drive towards even greater performance and efficiency in the data center. On the virtualization front, Dell announced two business-ready …

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Novell, Acer and Asus demo Moblin at Computex

Ian Bruce

June 4, 2009 11:55 am

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As Jim Zemblin of the Linux Foundation noted, this year’s Computex has been good for Linux. A lot of that goodness has centered on Moblin. Novell, working closely with Intel, was the first Linux vendor to publicly support Moblin. We’ve also taken a lead in developing Moblin-based devices by establishing the Novell Open Labs with …

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Novell signs strategic partnership with ACS

Ian Bruce

May 29, 2009 11:05 am

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Yesterday, Novell and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. announced a strategic partnership to expand each company’s core technical capabilities and suite of services. This partnership has two major components. The first is a go-to-market agreement where ACS will purchase approximately $30 million worth of Novell services and products over three years. The commitment in the first …

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