NetWare and GroupWise will continue to be supported until 2010 and beyond 'unless market conditions determine otherwise'.
Novell and Ximian Archive
Novell's ambitious strategy for Linux has led some customers to worry that the networking company may withdraw support for some of its legacy applications.
Novell's Nat Friedman put up a bunch of demos demonstrating Beagle on Linux. Beagle is an indexing & search utility similar to Apple's upcoming Spotlight (both similar to Be's BeFS regarding "live queries" and metadata, but Be's solution could not search inside documents as both Beagle and Spotlight can).
Novell Linux Desktop 9 is a capable, polished Linux distribution that will serve well in an enterprise setting—provided the applications that a particular user requires aren't exclusive to Windows. Read the review here.
A recent AMI-Partners Inc. report which stated "user challenges and a dearth of applications continue to hinder the growth of Linux servers and on the desktop" prompted one Novell executive to counter that point-of-view. Read more here.
A public beta for Open Enterprise Server has been released. A fresh install is necessary, as they do not support an upgrade from Beta 4.
The guys at Novell have released a rather interesting article which helps businesses know whether they're ready to make the switch to Linux. It gives some steps to analyzing, evaluating, creating a road map, and putting a plan together when enterprises consider the switch.
Novell consultant Adrian Malagui explains step-by-step how to apply restrictive policies to Novell Linux Desktop 9, manage Linux users from eDirectory, authenticate through LDAP and store users data and profiles on a central server. See the full PDF article here.
I recently downloaded and took a closer look at Novell Linux Desktop 9. While it is certainly aimed at the corporate environment, it's also somewhat suitable for home users. Read our review to find out what experiences I had with it and whether or not it might be right for you.
In the '80s and most of the '90s, Novell ruled the roost for PC network operating systems. In fact, a term was coined, NOS (network operating system) to describe Novell's flagship product. But the Redmond juggernaut eventually overcame Novell's efforts. Novell shops still exist, but they're getting to be few and far between. As Microsoft consolidated its gain in servers, Novell's Linux began to make inroads on what had seemed to be secure territory. Also, Beagle 0.0.3 was released today (screenshot).
In the latest episode of LugRadio, they discuss whether the involvement of large corporations, such as Novell, is a good thing for open source software. It gets quite heated, as two sides emerge - one that hates corporatism, and the other that can't see a future without a more professional approach.
Novell has released their Novell Linux Desktop 9 this past week. An evaluation copy is available for download for the price of signing up for a Novell login. It's a small price to pay to get your hands on what is certainly a true Linux business desktop, well suited for the business class end-user and well-supported by Novell's Ximian Red Carpet Service, says OrangeCrate.
Tom has reviewed the Novell Linux Desktop, a new desktop for enterprise customers.
In this interview by Preston St. Pierre, Alan Nugent, Novell's CTO, speaks on behalf of Novell on their Linux strategy. Innovation is on the way at Novell, with a next-generation desktop in the plans. Internally, the Linux migration is on schedule, and the staff are wholly in favor of moving away from Windows.
Novell is announcing a new Linux desktop today, called "Novell Linux Desktop 9: Powered by SUSE Linux." More info at Newsforge and News.com.
Novell tries to push SuSE server to Red Hat customers with the release of their latest PDF write up.
Novell Inc is lining up updates to its GroupWise and SuSE Linux Openexchange server collaboration software for the new year, including incorporating its iFolder technology with GroupWise and separating SLOX from the Linux operating system.
Open source advocate Bruce Perens and Novell Principal Engineer Adam Loughran appeared on Hawaii's Think Tech Radio last month, discussing the economic benefits of using open source software (OSS). In the hour-long interview, which is available for download, host Don Mangiarelli provides a forum that allows a wide audience to better understand Linux, open source, and free software.
On Tuesday, Novell Inc. announced that it will use its patent portfolio to protect its open-source software offerings. In a policy statement, Novell said it will utilize its patent portfolio to defend against potential intellectual property attacks on its open-source products.