Home > Novell and Ximian > Novell to Help Port Applications to Linux Novell to Help Port Applications to Linux Eugenia Loli 2004-09-16 Novell and Ximian 7 Comments Novell Inc. announced on Monday a new initiative called the Porting and Migration Network to help customers and partners move existing applications to SUSE Linux. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 7 Comments 2004-09-16 9:15 pm Anonymous How about porting NDS to linux? or some of hte better technologies that Novell owns and are wasting away in the netware user space. 2004-09-16 9:49 pm Anonymous You mean like Nterprise Linux Services (http://www.novell.com/products/linuxservices/index.html) that has been available for some time now? It offers: * File Services * Identity Services * Management Services * Messaging Services * Print Services * Virtual Office Services 2004-09-16 9:52 pm Anonymous NDS has been available for linux (And various other OSes) for some time now: http://www.novell.com/products/edirectory/sysreqs.html 2004-09-17 1:04 am Anonymous I saw the link on “The Register” a few weeks ago and signed up. The Linux Technical Resource Kit from Novell looks very impressive. It includes: *SUSE Enterprise Server 9 *Nterprises Linux Services 1.0 *Ximian Desktop 2 *ConsoleOne *SUSE Professional 8.2 *GroupWise 6.5.1 *Red Carpet Enterprise Server 2.02 *Linux Resources *SUSE Professional 9.1 Only problem is it’s all on 3 DVD’s and I haven’t bought a DVD player for my computer yet. Guess I have an excuse now ;-). 2004-09-17 4:49 am Anonymous I got mine a couple of days ago too. I installed SLES9 today in VMWare (use text mode install – F2, and don’t forget to add a /boot partition) and was disappointed this wasn’t a bootable DVD, but just a DVD containing the CD ISOs. I think the 9.1 Pro DVD is bootable though. I’m a little disappointed with SLES9, it’s not as refined as RHEL 3ES, or even 9.1 Pro it seems – like no gcc, Gnome, Mozilla, kernel-source, Python etc. installed by default. The Novell “N” instead of the SUSE logo as the KDE menu icon is cute. 2004-09-17 3:59 pm Anonymous I’m a little disappointed with SLES9, it’s not as refined as RHEL 3ES, or even 9.1 Pro it seems – like no gcc, Gnome, Mozilla, kernel-source, Python etc. installed by default. Sorry to sound harsh, but you’re installing a server operating system, GCC, the kernel source etc. has no place on the server. Sorry, but the focus of SLES9 is to be a server, not a jack of all trades/swiss army knife come SuSE Linux Professional. 2004-09-17 7:47 pm Anonymous Agreed. SLES9 is a server and I dont want or need gcc, Gnome, Mozilla, Kernel-source etc on it. If I absolutely must surf the net for something then Konqueror is more than sufficient for that exception. If there is another exception, then one stop up in Yast and couple of mouse clicks will get you what you need. Otherwise the less the better up front. As far as RH 3ES being more refined….I don’t know about that. SLES9 is based on far superior 2.6 kernel and much newer and better packages. Then there is Yast and other great tools Novell is adding.