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September 17, 2008  5:12 PM

Novell ZenWorks 10 log-in snafu wipes out non-Microsoft desktops, IT director says



Posted by: Dkr
Administration, interoperability and integration, desktops, Linux, SUSE/Novell, TechTarget Blogs

Sometimes the latest is not the greatest.

Just ask Grant Nickle, IT director at Louisville, Ky.-based Underwriters Safety & Claims. An avid...

September 16, 2008  6:45 PM

Red Hat stonewalls on Microsoft interoperability plans



Posted by: Dkr
Linux, Linux blogs and news, Microsoft Windows, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, TechTarget Blogs, Virtualization, VMware

Novell Inc.’s recent coup of achieving bidirectional virtualization with Microsoft’s Hyper-V -- SUSE Linux Enterprise can run as a guest on Hyper-V and Hyper-V on SUSE -- is a huge step forward for...


September 11, 2008  3:19 PM

Ubuntu’s mascot menagerie is a zoo of characters



Posted by: Dkr
Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux humor, Open source applications, TechTarget Blogs, Ubuntu Linux

Keeping track of the ever-changing ranks of the Ubuntu mascot menagerie is not for the faint of heart. My debut into LinuxLand was shortly before the introduction of the Hardy Heron and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS last April. Simple enough. Until today....


September 9, 2008  7:12 PM

Red Hat mystifies with Qumranet purchase



Posted by: Dkr
Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux desktops, Microsoft, Open source applications, Red Hat, TechTarget Blogs

Less than a week after Red Hat Inc.’s surprise $107 million purchase of Qumranet Inc., I remain mystified by this acquisition. Qumranet is the Israeli-based creator of the KVM open source hypervisor, which is incorporated...


August 27, 2008  8:21 PM

Red Hat tight-lipped on breach, but risk appears small



Posted by: Dkr
authentication, DataCenter, Linux, Open source applications, Red Hat, Security, TechTarget Blogs

Red Hat Inc. has declined to provide additional details on last week’s security breach on some Fedora servers that were illegally accessed. Although Red Hat said it did not believe that the...


August 25, 2008  1:50 PM

Should VMware buy Red Hat?



Posted by: Dkr
IBM, Linux, Linux blogs and news, Open source applications, Red Hat, TechTarget Blogs, VMware

A recent Business Week article said...


August 15, 2008  2:58 PM

LinMin adds key API to its automated provisioning tool



Posted by: Dkr
Administration, interoperability and integration, DataCenter, Linux, TechTarget Blogs

LinMin Corp. beefed up automation of its cross-platform bare-metal provisioning tool. The new version 5.2 from the Redwood City, Calif., startup now includes an application programming interface (API) through which a business process can initiate the provisioning...


July 16, 2008  6:47 PM

Novell’s Steinman upbeat on growth, partnerships



Posted by: Dkr
Interviews, Linux, SUSE/Novell, TechTarget Blogs

Novell Inc. may be a distant No. 2 to Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat. Inc. in sales of its open source operating system. But that doesn’t daunt Justin Steinman, Novell’s director of product marketing, Linux and Open...


July 3, 2008  3:49 PM

Xandros’ Linspire buy is great spectator sport



Posted by: Dkr
Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft Windows, Red Hat, TechTarget Blogs

Sometimes company acquisitions are just fun to sit back and watch. Xandros Inc.’s recent acquisition of Linspire Inc. is a case in point. Xandros is building its muscle as the go-to interoperability player,...


May 27, 2008  12:39 PM

Novell hopping with news, but it’s not all good



Posted by: Dkr
Enterprise applications for Linux, Linux blogs and news, Microsoft, Open source applications, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, TechTarget Blogs, Ubuntu Linux

Recently, Novell Inc. has been the beneficiary of generally good news. First, Microsoft gave Novell the nod to write open source extensions to its new System Center, which signals

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