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Novell News Summary - Part II: SLES/SLED and Xandros in the News

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Summary: Overview encompassing distributions that pay Microsoft

ONE notable success story that a few SUSE sites raved about is revealed by this report about the Australian Defence Force .



The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has revealed its latest flight simulator runs on Suse Linux-based clusters of Opteron servers and uses an open source graphics platform.


There was close to nothing apart from that. CIOL was parroting last week's press release about SUSE appliances and the de facto Microsoft press published some opinion about it. Looking at the "Studio" side of things, OpenSUSE-LXDE has just been built thanks to it.

After some develop and tests i finally completed the openSUSE-LXDE live installable iso based on openSUSE 11.1 made with SUSE-STUDIO.


Novell's attempt to pinch customers from Red Hat is shown in two new whitepapers, both of which sponsored by Novell.

There will be some news next week because Microsoft intends to make a lot of noise about "interoperability".

The inauguration of the French Interop Lab will take place in the presence of players, including Bull, Citrix, Novell, Red Hat, HP, Sun and VLMWare, who will adress the theme of interoperability during a round table discussion entitled "Interoperability: client reality or marketing approach?" Plans for the French lab were first announced at the end of last year by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.


In relation to thin clients, Novell was quoted in this press release from Wyse.

"We've seen a great deal of interest from companies looking to lower the overall TCO of their computing infrastructures, but without making sacrifices to quality or end user experience," said Guy Lunardi, director of Client Preloads at Novell. "By repurposing PCs into thin clients, Project Borg leverages Linux to help to reduce costs while simplifying the move to VDI."


Xandros



Qualcomm's relationship with Xandros is mentioned right here, with related reports in other languages such as Russian (and in German). The Scalix part of Xandros was mentioned in this new press release.

Today Sentegrity the exclusive distributor of Xandros Scalix in Latin America announced a new partner in the region. Iguanahosting a leader in providing business services including email and collaboration services to individuals, small, medium and large enterprise business in Venezuela is now offering Scalix exclusively to its clients.


The BridgeWays component of Xandros had a press release about it also.

BridgeWays, a division of Xandros, today launched a new Global Partner Program to bring cross-platform business opportunities to Microsoft System Center solution providers. The new program enables BridgeWays partners to extend single console management of business critical applications to thousands of current System Center customers that also deploy non-Microsoft virtualization, database, application, web, and communication servers on Windows, Linux, and Unix.


Overall, not much has happened.

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