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Novell May be Banned from Distributing Linux (SLASHDOT)

Linux/Open SourcePosted by Zonk on Saturday February 03, @05:19AM
from the when-penguins-get-to-meddling dept.
Hymer writes "Reuters is reporting that Novell may be banned from selling Linux. In the wake of the (much maligned) Novell/Microsoft deal, the Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell's right to sell the operating system at all. The foundation controls the rights to key parts of the operating system, and council for the organization said that 'the community wants to interfere any way it can' with the Novell business arrangement. No decision has yet been reached, but one should be made in the next two weeks." Is this a measured response, or an over-reaction to the Novell/Microsoft arrangement?
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SCO Admits They Might Just Not Win - Maybe (SLASHDOT)

Linux/Open SourcePosted by Zonk on Tuesday January 30, @07:53AM
from the it-tolls-for-thee-sco-it-tolls-for-thee dept.
inetsee writes "According to Groklaw, SCO has admitted in a 10K filing that if the court grants any or all of IBM's six motions for summary judgement, 'We can not guarantee whether our claims against IBM or Novell will be heard by a jury.' The site goes through a statement by statement run-down of SCO's filing, noting things like the absence of employee numbers (a piece of information they told investors they would disclose). Elsewhere in the document, it is revealed that SCO's stock is in danger of being delisted from NASDAQ, they may come under further litigation from an unrelated legal matter, and SCO is now claiming that OSes like HP-US and Solaris are derivatives of code that they 'own'. Despite the dire pronouncements throughout the filing, if everything else runs according to plan their 10K indicates they could keep fighting the good fight for another 12 months."
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Wal-Mart Takes Advantage of Novell-Microsoft Deal (OSNEWS)

Linux/Open SourceLinked by Thom Holwerda on 2007-01-23 20:41:08 UTC, submitted by WillM

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is contracting with Microsoft and Novell - Microsoft's preferred Linux partner - to build out the company's Web operations, according to a Wal-Mart executive. On Tuesday, Microsoft and Novell are expected to announce that Wal-Mart is the latest customer to purchase both Microsoft software and support certificates for Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server.


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Tamil Nadu (India) Shutting the Door On Microsoft (SLASHDOT)

Linux/Open SourcePosted by kdawson on Wednesday January 03, @03:01AM
from the penguins-on-the-march dept.
aprasadh writes "The government of Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India, has begun initiatives to convert all of their IT systems fully to OSS-based software. (The link is a copy of a news item that appeared recently in the Deccan Chronicle, an English-language daily.) The managing director of the IT procurement, consulting, and training agency for the Tamil Nadu government describes the reasons why he has chosen OSS, and also how he dealt with Microsoft executives." From the article: "Initially, 99 per cent of government systems have been running on Microsoft systems but then 2007 will be a watershed year for the state IT sector... We have already dispatched 6,500 Linux systems to village panchayats and another 6,100 Acer desktop systems with Suse Linux operating systems are on their way. We are procuring 20,000 desktop systems for schools, which will run only on Suse Linux... I require at least 500 trainers to train 30,000 state officials across Tamil Nadu in the next six months."
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OpenSUSE 10.2 for the ISP

Linux/Open SourceHowToForge features The Perfect Setup, a step-by-step HOWTO for anyone wishing to setup standard ISP services on OpenSUSE 10.2 including EMail, Apache, DNS, FTP and more!

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Ricing Out openSUSE 10.2 With Non-Free Addons

Linux/Open SourceSoftwareInReview offers up a great piece, Hacking openSUSE 10.2 which is a step by step guide which will help you to install all of the non-free video drivers (nVidia, ATI), players (flash), readers (acrobat), Java, etc.

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RedHat Under Fire? No Problem, Says Chief

Linux/Open SourceOver at Forbes the talk is all about RedHat and the recent relentless assaults from Oracle, Microsoft, and Novell. In White Hats, Black Hats Daniel Lyons dives into the recent shakeup in the industry and what RedHat is doing about it.

From the article: Red Hat rode the boom for the free-of-charge Linux operating system. Red Hat can give its software away by charging for service contracts. Sales soared from $42 million in fiscal 2000 to an expected $400 million in the current fiscal year, which ends in February 2007. The company holds a 61% share of the revenue from commercial Linux shipments, double that of its rival, Novell.

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Putting OpenSUSE 10.2 Through Its Paces (OSNEWS)

Linux/Open SourceLinked by Thom Holwerda on 2006-12-09 00:11:06 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (what's with the middle initial?) has reviewed the recently released OpenSUSE 10.2. "Sooner than anyone expected it, Novell's openSUSE community Linux distribution project has delivered a new version: openSUSE 10.2. As a dyed-in-the-wool SUSE user since S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 first appeared in 1996, I decided to immediately give this version a try."


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OpenSUSE 10.2 Released

Linux/Open SourceAfter lot of work, we proudly announce the availability of openSUSE 10.2 formerly know as SUSE Linux 10.x

You can download OpenSUSE from here, or if you have more money than you know what to do with you can buy a retail boxed copy for your bookshelf.

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Linux's Education Invasion

Linux/Open SourceIn Ed Moltzen's segment 'The Chart' on CRN, he discusses Linux in Education referencing the recent news of Indiana school systems adopting the use of Linux.

"In about a year, through a public school grant program, State of Indiana education officials have moved at least 22,000 students from Windows-based desktops to Linux-based desktops."

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