Posts Tagged ‘ novell ’

10 fundamental differences between Linux and Windows

Sep 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

Before debating the relative merits and shortcomings of Linux and Windows, it helps to understand the real distinctions between them. Jack Wallen has distilled the key differences into one list.



Microsoft to buy $100M of additional SUSE Linux vouchers

Aug 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

Microsoft, once an arch-enemy of Linux, has already sold $156 million worth of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server support vouchers to customers such as Wal-Mart, HSBC Holdings, Renault, Southwest Airlines, BMW and others, said Susan Hauser, general manager of strategic partnerships and licensing at Microsoft. However, some vouchers were sold to customers for less than face value, though none were given away for free.



HP offers Linux on low-end mini-notes

Aug 13th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

Hewlett-Packard’s new $500 incarnation of the Mini-Note boasts a “92 percent full-size” keyboard, the vendor says, along with unusually large stereo speakers flanking the mid-sized (for a netbook) 8.9-inch LCD display. The Linux Mini-Note variant runs Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop.



IBM, Canonical, Novell, Red Hat to Deliver Microsoft-Free Desktops Worldwide

Aug 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

The four vendors are working with their local business partners in markets around the world to build and distribute a pre-loaded PC offering that features IBM’s Lotus Notes, Lotus Symphony and Lotus Sametime; the Linux operating system of each distributor; and software applications and installation services from the various local affiliates.



Microsoft Sizes Up Its Competitors

Aug 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The 2008 annual report filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission containsMicrosoft’s view of the competitive landscape as described for each of its five business divisions: Client, Server and Tools, Business, Online Services and Entertainment and Devices.



How to install & configure Xen Virtualization in openSUSE 11.0

Aug 3rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

Virtualization cannot be that simpler than in openSUSE 11.0. In openSUSE 11.0, Xen Virtualization ins pre-built and all it takes is a few clicks away from up and running with Virtualization in no time.



Novell: OpenOffice.org Not Really Open

Jul 29th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Novell developer Michael Meeks finds strong words for Sun Microsystems’ management of the free office suite in an interview with der Standard. Meeks also promotes own OpenOffice.org flavor - Go-oo - and talks about KDE/GNOME-unification.



Blog: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 1

Jul 27th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

openSUSE officially announced the start of 11.1’s development cycle with a drop of alpha 1. What follows are some quick notes taken after booting into the KDE Live CD version.