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Novell News from the Past Week

For those who keep abreast of things, here are some recent news stories and press releases that relate to Novell. It's largely positive.

Novell Training Services to Use Paragon Software Group’s NTFS for Linux 5.0

The partnership is expected to give both Novell and Paragon customers “real-world” Experience


Novell Maps ITIL Processes to Technology With Desktop-to-Data Center Management Blueprint

Novell today announced its Desktop-to-Data Center Management Blueprint, based on ITIL services and built on open standards. The management blueprint is the next step in Novell's commitment to offer the industry's most comprehensive cross-platform management solutions. The blue


IBM aims to lower cost of using Linux, Apple PCs

The product -- which the company calls its "Open Client Offering" -- pulls together software IBM has developed in-house and with partners Novell Inc. and Red Hat Inc. to answer questions over the cost-effectiveness of managing Linux or Apple desktop PCs alongside Windows PCs.


Novell offers faster virtualized Windows

Novell and Intel plan to announce Monday software that improves the performance of Windows running atop the Xen virtualization software.

[brace yourselves for the mandatory delivery of FUD...]

In addition, Novell plans to announce that through its patent and technology partnership with Microsoft, rival Microsoft will provide joint technical support for customers running Windows Server 2003 R3 atop a platform of Xen from SLES.


"Patent", eh? A couple of days ago we mentioned Jeremy Allison's most recent interview. A Slashdot reader has dug a little deeper and came up with some interesting quotes:

"Yes, that's true, actually. I mean I have had people come up to me and essentially off the record admit that they had been threatened by Microsoft and had got patent cross license and had essentially taken out a license for Microsoft patents on the free software that they were using [...] But they're not telling anyone about it. They're completely doing it off the record."


This illustrates that Novell's deal plays a role. It frightens Linux customers.

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