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August 5, 2008  10:37 AM

Novell channel chief departs

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Linux, News

Novell channel chief Pat Bernard has left the company. Novell said today that Bernard, its first vice president of global channel sales, left to pursue other interests. The company named Tim Wolfe, president and general manager of Novell Americas, as her acting replacement. Wolfe said in a...

June 25, 2008  8:25 AM

Ubuntu goes mobile

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Linux, News, Open-source

Canonical on Tuesday posted its Ubuntu Mobile Internet Device (MID) Edition to its website. This is a developers' release based on the desktop edition of the...

June 6, 2008  2:03 PM

MySQL road show stresses enterprise cred

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Enterprise applications, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, News, Open-source, Oracle, Sun

MySQL execs took to the road this week, talking up the database's increasing relevance to big businesses.

The message at a Boston event Tuesday night, was that Sun Microsystems' buyout of...

February 22, 2008  4:02 PM

PR-mageddon! for the week of Feb. 22

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Linux, Open-source, Oracle

PR-magdeddon! is a new feature here on Channel Marker, where we call out vendors for press releases that aren't exactly the most clear and concise things in the world. Check out last week's debut if you missed it and...

February 21, 2008  12:27 PM

EC to Microsoft on interop: Show me

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Prove it. The European Commission has heard it all before when it comes to Microsoft's vows to be more interoperable and generally better behaved than in the past. Basically, Microsoft has never won good marks in the "works well with others" category, at least in the eyes of European...

January 21, 2008  1:56 PM

A tale of two stacks

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source

Microsoft -- or at least part of Microsoft -- continues its quest to persuade open-source developers that Windows should be on their short-list of platforms. You know, right up there with Linux. Sam Ramji, the Microsoft guy whose job it is to mend fences and foster collaboration with open-source...

September 5, 2007  9:39 PM

Novell fills Microsoft Silverlight gap

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source

When Microsoft announced availability of its Silverlight 1.0 multimedia building block earlier today, the big news was that Novell  would provide a Linux version of the tool.

In his

September 4, 2007  10:32 AM

Red Hat partners offered Linux virtualization course

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Linux, News, Server virtualization, Systems and systems management, VAR training, certification, Virtualization

Red Hat is offering new Linux virtualization training for its partners and customers. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization course is aimed at getting value-added resellers (VARs), systems...

August 15, 2007  6:31 PM

Citrix swallows XenSource

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data storage management, Intel, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced that it will acquire XenSource, Inc., for $500 million – a move that will catapult the company into the server and desktop virtualization market. ...

June 13, 2007  2:01 PM

Open season on open source?

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Linux, Network and application security, Open-source

It was only a matter of time. With the recent news that a worm has infected the popular Microsoft Office alternative known as OpenOffice (across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms), some security industry watchers have begun to...

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