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Novell Open Audio features interviews with the people at Novell who are driving the technical direction of Novell, covering open source software, Linux, security and identity, and many other topics of interest.

Managed Objects

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November 5th, 2008

The Novell Open Audio team talks with the VP of Marketing for Managed Objects, Dustin McNabb, about how Managed Object’s products will complement and extend Novell’s existing systems, resource and virtualization management solutions.


John Stetic formerly of Platespin updates us on the aquisition

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May 15th, 2008

During our massive blitz of interviews at this year’s BrainShare, Dave was able to grab John Stetic, former CTO of Platespin, for a quick interview. Find out what John has to say about the acquisition as well as what to expect in the future. NOTE: This episode is also available as a video.Time: 21:00MP3 Size: 3.5 MBMP4 Size: 182.6 MB Links for this Episode:

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Fixing Security Problems in Linux

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December 6th, 2007

How does openSUSE handle the inevitable vulnerabilities in software, and how do we make sure we have the most secure Linux System? To finish out our openSUSE interviews, Erin sits down with Marcus, one of our security experts at the Nuremberg offices, to learn more about the processes that go into creating security patches.

Time: 21:22
MP3 Size: 7.4 MB

Segment Times

Security : 1:27 – 19:45
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Open Audio Introduces Novell ZENworks Orchestrator

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August 29th, 2007

As the data center becomes more complex so does managing computing resources. Enter Novell ZENworks Orchestrator, a new product that serves as the brain behind data center systems management. Orchestrator automates operations so IT tasks are done consistently and according to policy every time. Greg Pryzby gives us a introduction to the theory and reality of ZOS.

Time: 35:32
MP3 Size: 12.2 MB

Segment Times

  1. ZENworks Orchestrator: 2:01 – 34:26

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LinuxWorld Update and Enabling Learning with Open Source and Novell

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August 22nd, 2007

Today the guys have invited Guy Lunardi into the studio to give an update on the announcements Novell made at the recent LinuxWorld conference. Then we chat with Norm O’Neil from ESI, who tells us about the Indiana Access Program and explains how they rolled out SUSE Linux Enterprise to 20,000 students.


Time: 47:12
MP3 Size: 16.2 MB

Segment Times

  1. Linux World Update: 1:50 – 18:48
  2. Enableing Learining with Open Source: 19:50 – 45:03

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IT Rock Star review as well as Data Classification with Amin Marts

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July 10th, 2007

You think you have IT problems? Check this out. In the recent IT Rock Star program, Novell offered to send IT gurus on site to help the people with the gnarliest IT problems. Listen as program producers Matt Bowman and Clint Carroll share some of the submissions. It’ll leave you feeling extremely grateful for your own job, or will make you wish you had applied to win a Rock Star yourself. Also, Amin Marts returns to talk about where the industry is going with data classification, and why it matters in your data center.

Time: 45:56
MP3 Size: 15.9 MB

Segment Times

  1. IT Rock Star: 2:58 – 19:36
  2. Data Classification: 22:04 – 44:44

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IT Reality: Hewitt Associates

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April 12th, 2007

This week, by popular request, we give you a new episode concept for Novell Open Audio. “IT Reality” episodes will periodically feature conversations with Information Technology (IT) managers who use Novell software. For our debut edition, the extremely eloquent Jim Brice explains to Erin and Ted some of the inner workings of Hewitt Associates’ enterprise, and how they put Novell software to work.
Time: 36:02
MP3 Size:
12.5 MB

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Using Open Source at Novell, Daylight Saving Time

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February 8th, 2007

Ted and Erin interview the guys in Novell IS&T to find out how and why they use open source software for running Novell’s business. Then comes News from Support, where we delve into what the upcoming change in Daylight Saving Time may mean to your organization.
Time: 30:38
21.0 MB

Segment Times

  1. Using Open Source at Novell: 3:12-16:13
  2. News from Support: 17:23-29:34

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