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Do-No-Evil Saturday - Part III: SUSE, SCO and Xandros

SUSE (SLES/SLED/SLERT)



Here is anther quick batch of reports about the commercial version of Novell's SUSE. The main announcement last week was about SLERT receiving IBM's blessing. From the press release:

Novell delivers reliability and high performance for mission critical applications running on IBM infrastructure...


Here is another cheapo' pseudo-article, which is just a gentle rewrite of the press release. TMCNet does this on a very regular basis.

Offering reliability and high performance for mission critical applications running on IBM infrastructure...


Tectonic has a more proper article about this:



Novell’s Suse Linux Real Time 10 is now certified to run on IBM’s BladeCenter hardware and is supported by Websphere Real Time middleware.


Novell's PR blog wrote about this too.

On the desktop and server side, not much has happened or been announced. Over in Network World, the Mini-Note with SLED preloaded received a mention though.

For a lot less money, you can get a much less powerful Mini-Note. Prices start at US$499 for a Mini-Note running on SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell, a 3-cell lithium ion battery and a 4G byte flash memory module for storage. And there are rival netbooks even less expensive than the cheapest Mini-Note, such as Acer's Aspire one, which I found for NT$13,500 (US$440) at one store in Taipei.


SCO



From the zombie that refuses to die comes this unusual appeal.

The guy who tried to intervene from prison in SCO v. Novell and was denied has filed a notice of appeal. That means the court clerk has to send the entire docket to the appeals court with his notice and the original order.


Unusually enough, the Zombie Company also paid for a press release.

AT&T certification is granted after rigorous testing by AT&T labs to ensure compliancy and functionality on the AT&T digital network. "AT&T customers value application certification as it ensures smooth interoperability with their Blackberry(R) and Windows(R) Mobile smart phones and gives them an excellent experience on FCmobilelife and AT&T's network," said Jeff Hunsaker, president and chief operating officer for SCO Operations. "With this new certification, AT&T mobile solution providers can recommend FCmobilelife with confidence to AT&T mobile users," said Hunsaker.


It's bizarre that some companies still engage with a 'shell' entity whose days are numbered and debt quite considerable. Here s the last update on the case.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Office of the Clerk, has sent a letter reminding the individual wishing to appeal the order denying him the right to intervene in the SCO v. Novell case that there is a $450 fee to be paid to the US District Court within 30 days, or an application filed to proceed in forma pauperis, and giving futher instructions on how to avoid having the appeal tossed. They've seen this before, I expect, and likely they have a form letter.


Xandros



There is not much from Xandros, but Scalix, which it acquired about a year ago, won a symbolic prize.

Scalix, the award-winning Linux email, calendaring and messaging company, today announced that it has received the prestigious 2008 InfoWorld "Bossie" award for the best open source collaboration alternative to Microsoft Exchange.


These awards mean very little in practice. It's a publicity thing.

Remember Viyya [1, 2, 3]? Well, it pulled Xandros into a couple of press releases.

Viyya Technologies Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VYON), a developer and marketer of advanced web-based content management applications, today announced a strategic partnership with Xandros, Inc., the leading provider of custom OEM Linux solutions, next-generation Linux desktop and server products, and advanced cross-platform Windows-Linux management tools. The agreement gives Xandros exclusive rights to bundle Viyya(TM) technology with Xandros' custom OEM solutions to meet the needs of the growing number of users of Linux-based internet connected desktop and mobile devices.


Here is the second.

Viyya Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VYON), the developer and marketer of the world's most advanced, web-based content management application, announced today its expectations in revenue production as the Strategic Licensing Agreement with Xandros, Inc. embeds the Viyya technology in next-generation Linux desktop and server products, Mobile Internet Devices (MID), and advanced cross-platform Windows-Linux management tools.


Mind the "PINKSHEETS" bit and look further up for the neighbours at SCO.

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