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Xen is a virtual shoo-in

Kevan Barney

March 13, 2007 2:26 pm

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You may have seen Novell’s announcement today about SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Xen virtualization meeting or exceeding SAP’s stringent performance requirements for SAP applications in a virtualized environment. If you’re interested in virtualization, you probably also want to take a look at a couple of recent customer stories that highlight successful deployments of …

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How do you say ‘open source’ in Open XML?

Kevan Barney

March 5, 2007 1:00 pm

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The Open XML/ODF translator for word processing documents for the Novell edition of OpenOffice.org was made available for download late last week. The first deliverable resulting from the technical collaboration between Microsoft and Novell, the translator provides support for opening and saving Microsoft Open XML-formatted word processing documents (.docx) in OpenOffice.org. ODF is the OpenDocument …

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With ‘Fest’ in the name, it has to be good

Kevan Barney

September 29, 2006 4:39 pm

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If you live in Ohio, you may want to check out the Ohio LinuxFest tomorrow in Columbus. There’s quite a speaker lineup, including Novell’s Ted Haeger talking about desktop innovation at Novell. Plus vendor exhibits, the conference party and all the cool things you’ve come to expect from a good Linux get-together.

Linux x desktop = “multiplied” strategy

Kevan Barney

September 28, 2006 5:03 pm

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For fans of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (a group that seems to be steadily growing), you might be interested in a white paper from Omni Technology Solutions about “multiplied” SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop strategy. According to the white paper, modern PCs spend most of the day idle, and the Multiplied Linux Desktop strategy allows …

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Less (complicated) is more (servers)

Kevan Barney

September 21, 2006 5:44 pm

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If you’re a Novell Open Enterprise Server customer, here’s some good news. Novell is simplifying the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server entitlement for Novell Open Enterprise Server customers, discontinuing the calculation model of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server entitlements and replacing it with a simple needs-based model. Before, customers would get a limited number of SUSE Linux …

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So, you need a data warehouse …

Kevan Barney

September 20, 2006 5:06 pm

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Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation, has shipped an enhanced version of the Teradata database running on Linux, specifically the 64-bit version of SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell. With the 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise operating system, Teradata now delivers the same enterprise-class data warehouse scalability, availability and manageability as it does with Windows or Teradata’s …

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Needing more speed, and getting it

Kevan Barney

September 18, 2006 5:52 pm

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There’s more good news on the high‑performance computing front. Wombat Financial Software announced the breaking of the 100 microsecond barrier on an open platform by leveraging Voltaire’s high‑performance, low‑latency InfiniBand switches and software, the new SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time server from Novell, and the new Dual‑Core Intel Xeon processor 5100 series. Capital markets customers …

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Help yourself to the virtual tchotchkes

Kevan Barney

September 12, 2006 12:44 pm

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It was just a matter of time until someone took the travel out of a trade show, and that someone is AMD. The AMD Virtual IT Experience is now live, and other exhibitors include Novell, IBM, HP, Oracle, Microsoft and Sun. It’s pretty cool and comes complete with keynotes, exhibitors, virtual event bags and prize …

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Back to school shopping

Kevan Barney

September 7, 2006 4:51 pm

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SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell continues to make its way into the hearts and minds of the world’s young people … sounds ominous, but it’s just more good news for students. Thanks to a site license at Indiana University, students, faculty and staff can now use SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server …

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Your, my and our Linux is ready

Kevan Barney

September 6, 2006 4:57 pm

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If you haven’t seen it, check out the “Your Linux is ready” map, where you can find more than 2,500 folks who have helped Linux and open source. They have literally put themselves on the map to proclaim their part in the Linux movement (and to maybe win some cool prizes — but I’m sure …

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