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Novell News Summary - Part II: H-P SUSE, Linspire, Xandros, and Turbolinux

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Novell's PR people spoke about H-P's small computer that may run SLED.

Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, HP unveiled its latest netbook, the Mini 2140 Notebook PC, which is expected to be available later this month. According to early reports here and here, this latest HP device offers users a sleek, light-weight, durable notebook with long-life battery power.

Here is a new hands-on experience with the Mini 2140 unit.

Luckily, HP also offers Windows XP and XP Professional on the Mini 2140, as well as SUSE Linux.

When it comes to SLES, Novell made some noise with a press release (also here and here).

Novell today announced independent home builder Keller Homes has consolidated its Web servers and eliminated downtime with SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Server from Novell. Ranked as one of the top 10 builders nationwide in customer satisfaction, Keller Homes has a variety of mission-critical Web sites, including its public site and an extranet used by hundreds of vendors to track materials, schedules and payments associated with customized home projects. After Keller Homes participated on the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show, its Web servers received an exponential increase in activity, averaging 3,000 hits per hour, with a peak of more than 6,000 hits in a single hour.

There was no visible coverage fueled by the press release, but over in India, Novell's SUSE got it some notability.

Bangalore-based Inflow Technologies, a distributor for storage, security and networking products, recently singed a strategic agreement with Novell, a software provider, to distribute full line of products throughout India and Sri Lanka.

This agreement will cover all Novel SuSE Linux, identity and security management systems, resource management and workgroup products for SMEs and corporate.


Linspire -- at least as a company -- is no more, but its people are spotted assuming new careers.

Holly Frisque is relocating back to San Diego after serving as the director of administration for the Illinois Casually Company in Rock Island, Ill. Previously, Frisque held leadership positions at Gizmo5 Technologies, Inc. and Linspire, Inc., two software development companies in San Diego.


Xandros devoured Linspire and Scalix, which is mentioned in this article about replacing Excahnge.

The enterprise version is not free (although the Community Edition is). I appreciate the fact that Scalix has a paid enterprise version because the fact of the matter is that enterprise cannot run solely on community supported stuff. Enterprise is a business after all, and where there’s money to be made, money has to be spent. Paying for an enterprise-class messaging platform is worth the money.


Nothing from Turbolinux this time around other than articles in Japanese and some security advisories.

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