Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Mar 2008 21:43 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE The next version of Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server will focus on migration technologies and virtualisation, in order to entice users from Unix and take market share from Red Hat, according to a roadmap announced at the company's BrainShare meeting in Salt Lake City. Version 11 of SLES is not due until the middle of 2009, but Novell has announced six main 'themes' for the release, including mission critical servers, virtualisation, interoperability, green IT, Unix migration and desktop Linux. Speaking of SUSE, openSUSE 11.0 alpha 3 has been released.
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RE: Nothing of Consequence
by sbergman27 on Thu 20th Mar 2008 23:43 UTC in reply to "Nothing of Consequence"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

AFAIK, RedHat runs Linux internally, almost exclusively, if not exclusively. Last I heard, which was admittedly a while back, the years long progress of Novell's own internal Linux conversion was... depressing. 60% of their *servers* were still Windows. The desktop situation was even worse. I think that about 40% of their users were moved over to OpenOffice under Windows.

Why should companies trust their IT to a service provider which tried, and apparently failed, to use its own products internally?

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RE[2]: Nothing of Consequence
by SlackerJack on Thu 20th Mar 2008 23:53 in reply to "RE: Nothing of Consequence"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Thats not actually true, Novell canceled their Windows licenses a while back, I remember watching one of their videos conferences where they made the announcement.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Do you have a reference for that? I seem to recall an announcement a while back which, upon careful inspection, turned out to mean less than it first appeared. As I recall, it was more along the lines of their not upgrading or installing any new Windows servers. I can't remember for sure. I remember being disappointed.

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