The extension runs until January 1, 2016. It again sees Microsoft commit to shelling out $100 million for Suse Linux Enterprise certificates and to refrain from suing Suse or its customers.
As Novell splits in two, VMware is seeking to snag its Suse operating system unit. If so, it would be much to the chagrin of Novell partner Microsoft.
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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.
Novell has apparently figured out how to enable "mass customization" with a cool new tool for Suse Linux enabling users to create and test variants of Suse Linux Enterprise and OpenSuse.
What has happened to Red Hat to make it so unloved by potential software partners?
Virtualization changes the way we deploy and manage servers. Microsoft needs to get all of the OS vendors to interoperate with Windows to stay competitive.
Novell has significantly upped the stakes in the developer tools market with SUSE Studio Online, which makes it super easy to build Linux-based appliances with minimum expertise.
Novell just notched a major customer win with Invitrogen, which has chosen to standardize on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
The open-source company says the new version shows gains over its predecessors in terms of interoperability, mission-critical computing, and virtualization.