VMware will standardize its virtual appliance-based products on Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server to try to ward off a growing threat from Microsoft.
Linux, and Red Hat in particular, provides an effective check on Microsoft's ambitions to own the operating-system market. How many distributions is optimal?
Novell cedes its independence after years of struggle to find a new direction. A Microsoft-led group buying 882 Novell patents throws in nearly a quarter of the purchase price.
Virtualization software support means Novell's venerable NetWare operating system now can run directly alongside Suse Linux.
For the Linux consortium's top tech spot, it's out with Sun Microsystems' Ian Murdock and in with Novell's Markus Rex.
Novell is introducing a new program to make it easier to leave Red Hat.
What can I say? Even the most opinionated among us are sometimes wrong. I just happen to be wrong more than most. :-)
Novell could still crater. But it's looking increasingly unlikely that its SUSE Linux or Identity Management businesses will. These can provide the backbone for growth across the board. I still wish the company would dump the patent agreement as it fou
Novell claims to be the application leader for Linux, but its count doesn't stand up to even mild scrutiny.
Company took a hit in the fourth quarter, but a new product suggests a way forward for the erstwhile software leader.