Facebook Drops Off the Greatest Places to Work List
By | Article Published August 10, 2012
Twelve other tech firms did make this year's GlassDoor list of employers with the best work-life balance.
Tags: Rackspace, careers, jobs, SAS, LinkedIn, Citrix, Facebook, Novell
Novell Antitrust Suit Against Microsoft Sputters to a Close
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 17, 2012
The judge has dismissed the case, but Novell vows to appeal.
Tags: Microsoft, software, lawsuit, antitrust, Novell
Novell-Microsoft Trial Ends as Jurors Deadlock
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 19, 2011
A hung jury means Novell will likely seek a re-trial.
Tags: antitrust, Microsoft, Novell, lawsuit
Novell and Nortel Patent Sales Boost Linux Group Membership
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 10, 2011
Open Invention Network expands its membership base as large patent sales potentially raises the risks for Linux.
Tags: Nortel, Linux, Novell, Open Invention Network
SUSE Joins Xamarin for Mono
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 18, 2011
Fork? What fork? SUSE backs ex-employees in their startup to support Mono.
Tags: Mono, Linux, Novell, SUSE
Attachmate Exec Takes Control of SUSE Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 18, 2011
What are Attachmate's plans for Linux?
Tags: Mono, SUSE Linux, Linux, Novell, Attachmate
Novell Sale to Attachmate Completed
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 27, 2011
$2.2 billion bid to take Novell private is closed as patent deal is reached.
Tags: Attachmate, patents, Linux, open source, Novell
Red Hat Challenges Open Source Moochers
By Paul Rubens | Article Published March 10, 2011
Red Hat moves to block enteprise software players that attempt to take advantage of its open source strategy.
Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, patch, open source, Novell, Oracle
Novell Adds IBM DB2 Templates to SUSE Studio Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 01, 2011
Novell notes that SUSE Studio users can benefit from the DB2 integration without any initial cost.
Tags: IBM DB2, SUSE Studio, Linux, open source, Novell
FOSS, Business, and Psychopathy
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 04, 2011
Corporations are leaders in developing open source software, yet a Groklaw editorial reveals that the community has scant understanding of corporate politics.
Tags: open source, FOSS, Linux, Microsoft, Novell
Open Source Group Challenges Attachmate Bid for Novell
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 03, 2011
Will European regulators delay acquisition of Novell over patent issues?
Tags: Microsoft, Novell, Attachmate, patents, open source
Novell's Final Earnings Report?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 03, 2010
In what may turn out to be Novell's final earnings report as a public company, revenues continued to fall as the company is set to be acquired.
Tags: Linux, Novell, open source, enterprise linux, Attachmate
Novell Sold to Attachmate for $2.2 Billion
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 22, 2010
Saga of who will buy Novell is now over, but intellectual property concerns still remain as Micrsoft takes control of some assets.
Tags: acquire, SUSE, Novell, Linux, open source
Baracus: Novell's New Open Source Network Boot Project
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 18, 2010
TIme to forget about PXE and Etherboot? The new Baracus network boot manager project takes off.
Tags: Linux, Boot, open source, Novell, enterprise linux
Novell Gets the Social Cloud Vibe
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 09, 2010
Thought that Google Wave was dead? Novells rebranded Pulse effort aims to continue the wave federation protocol with new Vibe, based on earlier open source efforts.
Tags: Google Wave, Cloud, cloud computing, open source, Novell
Will VMware Snap Up Novell?
By Amy Newman | Article Published September 17, 2010
The chattering classes are speculating overtime about what appears to be a possible deal.
Tags: virtualization, SUSE Linux, Virtual Cloud Management, Novell, VMware
Novell Aims to Manage Private Clouds
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 13, 2010
Novell Cloud Manager offers enterprises a way to manage and transform their own networks into private clouds. And once demand is there, it'll deliver tie-ins to public clouds like Amazon's, too.
Tags: virtualization cloud, private cloud, VMware, cloud computing, Novell
Novell Disappoints as Ownership Concerns Continue
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 28, 2010
Amid deep uncertainty about its ownership position, Novell misses its revenue targets for the third quarter and declines to provide financial guidance for the fourth.
Tags: VMware, Linux, open source, Novell, earnings
Novell Secures the Cloud With New Access Control Service
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 24, 2010
Novell debuts cloud security service, but don't think of it as antivirus for the cloud.
Tags: Linux, Novell, cloud computing, Linux cloud, cloud security
Novell Revenues, Linux Business Slide
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 28, 2010
As the company grapples with ownership issues, Novell reports revenues a decline in overall revenue but remains optimistic about the future.
Tags: enterprise linux, Red Hat, Novell, Linux, linux os
Red Hat, Novell Win Open Source Patent Case
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 03, 2010
Linux vendors join forces to win a critical battle and stave off claims of patent infringement.
Tags: intellectual property, patents, Novell, Red Hat, Linux
Court Dismisses Novell Suit Against Microsoft
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 31, 2010
With a federal judge tossing the last two of six accusations by networking software firm Novell against Microsoft, is the case finally over?
Tags: lawsuits, Microsoft, Novell, antitrust, WordPerfect
Novell Beats SCO in Unix Jury Trial
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 30, 2010
Jury finds that Novell still holds the key Unix copyrights, putting the brakes on SCO's legal challenge, but it still might not be the end for SCO.
Tags: Novell, Unix, SCO, Linux, lawsuits
Estimating the Value of Novell's Linux OS
By Paul Rubens | Article Published March 25, 2010
Amid speculation about Novell being acquired, what's the major open source vendor's Linux OS actually worth?
Tags: enterprise software, open source tools, Linux, open source, Novell
Novell: Linux Breaks Even as Microsoft Deal Revenues Wane
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 26, 2010
With lower first-quarter revenues, Novell executives reveals that full renewals from Microsoft Linux sales are coming in at a significant discount.
Tags: Novell, Microsoft, Linux
Open Office 3.2: Faster, More Office Compatibility
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 12, 2010
Top Novell developer details the new release and explains how the future of Open Office could be even better under Oracle's leadership.
Tags: Sun, Oracle, Novell, Open Office, OOo
Novell Updates SUSE Appliance Toolkit For ISVs
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 26, 2010
Linux software appliance toolkit launched for software appliance development and management.
Tags: software, SUSE Studio, Novell, virtualization, Linux
Linux Desktop Comparison: Red Hat, Novell, Ubuntu, Fedora
By Drew Robb | Article Published January 14, 2010
For offices on a tight budget, major vendors like Red Hat, Novell, Ubuntu, and Fedora offer a variety of choices. Here's an insider's guide.
Tags: Novell, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Red Hat, Fedora
Novell Delivers Workload Automation Strategy, Tools
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 08, 2009
What do you get when you put Linux, security, virtualization and BSM together?
Tags: workload management, BSM, Novell, Linux, virtualization
Novell Earnings Falter as It Preps Workload Management Vision
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 04, 2009
Novell's numbers are down, but its Microsoft Linux deal is moving into a new phase as a revamped strategy is set to take hold.
Tags: Enterprise, Linux, virtualization, Novell, virtual
Open Source Projects and the Meritocracy Myth
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 02, 2009
Contrary to the stated ethic, open source projects arent always led by the people who are most able.
Tags: Linux, open source, Novell, Red Hat
Novell Set to Launch openSUSE 11.2
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 19, 2009
The first release candidate for openSUSE 11.2 includes social networking support and the GNOME 2.28 desktop.
Tags: Linux, Novell, CA, instant messaging
Likewise 5.3: Handling Linux and Mac on Windows
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 14, 2009
Released under the GPLv2 license, Likewise Open provides a new open source solution for access and authentication across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
Tags: open source, Windows, Novell, Linux
Microsoft to Support Open Source Foundation
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 11, 2009
Novell's Miguel de Icaza will be part of Microsoft's open source foundation's Board of Directors.
Tags: open source, Microsoft, Linux, Novell, software
Linux OS Improving Faster
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 20, 2009
More code is added by a larger group of developers, pushing an exponential improvement curve in the Linux kernel.
Tags: Novell, Red Hat, Linux
Let's Settle the Mono Debate
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 03, 2009
The controversial software implementation Mono provokes uncivil debate in the open source community. Here are two possible solutions.
Tags: Mono, Novell, Microsoft, Linux
For Novell, Linux Still A Money Loser
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 29, 2009
Company stands by investment, plans break-even for its Linux business within 12 to 18 months.
Tags: Microsoft, Novell, Linux, server, management
Striking the Right Gnote
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 27, 2009
Because the open source Gnote is coded in Mono, some see it as controversial. It this much ado about nothing?
Tags: Gnome, Novell, developer, programming
Novell's Mono: .NET on Linux Easier
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 01, 2009
Developers who work with .NET will find it easier to deploy on Linux with the debut of Mono 2.4.
Tags: Mono, Microsoft, Novell, Linux, open source
Novell SUSE Linux Launches New Edition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 24, 2009
The leading Linux vendor is debuting a new version of its enterprise Linux products, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11.
Tags: open source, Novell, Linux, Microsoft, SUSE
Silverlight Devs on Eclipse Move Forward
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 10, 2009
An open source Eclipse plug-in will soon spring from -- surprise -- a Microsoft-funded project.
Tags: open source, Silverlight, Linux, Novell, Microsoft
Commercial Linux Distro Support: Which is Best?
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published March 03, 2009
Between Canonical, Red Hat and Novell, which company offers the best Linux support?
Tags: Linux, services, Red Hat, Canonical, Novell
Novell-Red Hat Conundrum: What's a FOSS Supporter to Do?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 26, 2009
A recent legal request divided free and open source advocates into opposing camps.
Tags: FOSS, open source, Red Hat, Novell, Linux
Debian's Valentine to Users: Lenny
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 14, 2009
After much discussion and delay, the popular Debian Linux distro releases a significant update.
Tags: Linux, Red Hat, Debian, open source, Novell
OpenOffice.org vs. Go-OO: Cutting through the Gordian Knot
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 07, 2009
Does the posturing around OpenOffice reflect sincere concern for the project or merely self-interested jockeying by competitors?
Tags: developer, Novell, Copyright, Linux, OpenOffice.org
Gifts for All in Linux 2.6.28
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 29, 2008
Graphics performance, wireless USB support and power utilization improvements top the Linux stocking stuffers in new release.
Tags: developer, video, Linux, open source, Novell
HP Finally Offers Pre-Installed Desktop Linux
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | Article Published December 12, 2008
For years now, HP has been slowly edging towards releasing a pre-installed Linux for general users. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports that this week, HP finally took the big plunge.
Tags: nVidia, Linux, Novell, HP, AMD
Will a Linux Certification Help You Get a Linux Job?
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | Article Published December 06, 2008
There is a wide range of Linux certifications. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols looks for the answer to the question, How much help are they for turning your Linux expertise into a Linux job?
Tags: IT, Linux, Novell, Red Hat, Nokia
Novell Expands Margins with Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 06, 2008
Novell CEO talks tough as Novell reports its fiscal 2008 earnings.
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, Novell, server, open source
Does 'Trustworthy' Computing Matter?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published November 21, 2008
OS Roundup: Maybe not, if you're Microsoft. For most operating systems, waiting seven years to patch an important flaw would impact usage. Not so for Windows.
Tags: privacy, Red Hat, Microsoft, Linux, Novell
Novell Goes After Red Hat Linux Users
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 12, 2008
Competitive migration effort will see Novell support Red Hat.
Tags: Novell, Oracle, Linux, Red Hat, marketing
Is Smolt the key to counting Linux Users?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 07, 2008
Hardware profiling tool could help to improve the Linux experience for all.
Tags: Red Hat, software, Linux, open source, Novell
OpenSUSE Starts Steering its Own Course
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | Article Published November 03, 2008
It's not easy for a Linux company to let go the reins of control over its community Linux distribution. Just ask Red Hat, which started to let go of Fedora and then decided to keep managing it. But, now Novell is loosening its apron strings on its community Linux openSUSE.
Tags: IT, Linux, Red Hat, Novell, developer
Latest Linux Hits Networking Flaws
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 11, 2008
New Linux release adds new functionality and overcomes an error that toasted early adopters.
Tags: Red Hat, Novell, Windows, Linux, Intel
Gentoo Linux Cancels Distribution
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 27, 2008
After bouncing back following the cancellation of a distribution release last year, once again Gentoo drops the ball. Or does it?
Tags: developer, open source, Linux, Novell, Red Hat
Linux in U.S. Schools: Why the Resistance?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 04, 2008
Contrary to popular opinion, there are a number of effective low-cost options for the classroom.
Tags: Windows, Linux, Red Hat, Novell, open source
The Microsoft-Novell Deal and Trust in Princes
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 25, 2008
Forced to choose, the average Free and open sourced-based (FOSS) business is going to choose business interests over FOSS every time.
Tags: Novell, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, open source, Linux
Will LSB 4 Standardize Linux?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 02, 2008
Linux Foundation promises a quantum leap forward is coming for Linux standards.
Tags: Specification, Red Hat, Linux, Novell, developer
Verdict in Novell/SCO Case a Mixed Bag
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 19, 2008
it's unclear how happy Novell will be about the verdict in its legal clash with SCO.
Tags: Linux, Copyright, Novell, IBM, Microsoft
Linux 2.6.26 Opens Up to Debugging
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 15, 2008
New Linux kernel gets new debugger, virtualization and memory support amid its improvements.
Tags: Linux, Red Hat, software, Novell, open source
HP Mini-Note a Sound Choice
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published July 10, 2008
HP's entry into the sub-Mini-Notebook arena comes in the form of the HP 2133, a sleek-looking, brushed aluminum finished, lightweight, but well-built beauty. You'll find just about everything you would expect in an ultra-mobile laptop.
Tags: HP, e-Mail, Novell, instant messaging, Linux
Novell CEO: Red Hat Never in Desktop Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 31, 2008
As its second quarter figures show growth, Novell takes a shot at rival Red Hat, which it trails by a wide margin.
Tags: Novell, Red Hat, Google, Linux, Microsoft
Sweeping Changes in New Linux Kernel
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 18, 2008
Linux kernel 2.6.25 marks its largest-ever set of changes, with driver improvements and real-time enhancements topping the list.
Tags: developer, Novell, Linux, support, software
HP Aims at the Middle With New Servers
By Dan Muse | Article Published April 02, 2008
Business is booming for companies with between 100 and 999 employees, according to HP, and today's server and Linux announcements are designed just for those mid-sized businesses.
Tags: Linux, Storage, data, search, services, Microsoft, server, software, management, support, SMB, IT, Intel, browser, Red Hat, smartphone, Mac, HP, servers, Office, Novell, technology, desktop, handhelds, security, Oracle, research, Windows
Who Writes Linux? There Are a Lot of Unknowns
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 02, 2008
New report breaks down who the big contributors are, and which companies are responsible for the most growth.
Tags: HP, Cisco, Oracle, Red Hat, Intel, Vista, IT, developer, Linux, marketing, IBM, InternetNews.com, Novell
Virtually Speaking: The Power of Integration
By Amy Newman | Article Published March 21, 2008
With virtualization capabilities being rolled into hardware and software products, is the era of the virtual tool as a stand-alone product drawing to a close?
Tags: Linux, support, virtualization, HP, Novell, VMware, InternetNews.com
GNOME, OOXML, and Half-Truths Colliding in the Night
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 18, 2007
To suggest that the GNOME Foundation become more responsive to the community or that its accusers become more responsible may assume an impossible nobility of spirit all around.
Tags: Novell, Microsoft, Linux, open source, Gnome