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May 19, 2010  3:51 PM

Novell Pulse tweets into enterprise collaboration

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Brainshare, Facebook, Novell, Pulse, twitter

Novell plans to revolutionise how people will collaborate with files, on any device - rather like what it did over 20 years ago with file sharing on NetWare. It's called Pulse, and uses a...

September 18, 2008  9:56 AM

VMWare counters Microsoft

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data-centre, HP-UX, Linux, Microsoft, Netware, Novell, Solaris, Unix, Virtualisation, VMware

Paul Maritz appears to be giving his old employer a bit of a beating this week at VMWorld. I used to speak to Paul when he headed up the Windows Server team at Microsoft - and like many MS peops, he was clearly passionate about the product and he believed he could make a difference. I think...

October 18, 2007  8:12 PM

Patent pants

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Linux, Novell, Red Hat, SCO, Xerrox

I don't understand patents and patent law. I can understand the idea of protecting innovation, and inventors should be able to protect genuinely clever ideas, but the current case against Red Hat and Novell defies logic. The case concerns a patent once owned by Xerox, to define multiple pages in a...

May 29, 2007  2:57 PM

Dare we look into Microsoft’s colourful past?

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Microsoft, Novell, NT, OS/2, VMs, Windows

Microsoft and its new best friend, Novell, are clearly looking to question the underlying principals of open source software. Funny how Novell was happy to indemnify users of its SuSE Linux distribution at the height of SCO's attack on Linux. Now MS sees software patents as the next front in its...

May 25, 2007  11:18 PM

Microsoft shows its true Linux strategy

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Linux, Microsoft, Novell

The cat's finally out of the bag,. Microsoft is claiming Linux has infringed 200 MS patents. What's more, we have now learned that Novell has stated in a company filing for the US Securities &...

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May 7, 2007  10:20 AM

The corporate face of open source

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IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Novell, Open source, Red Hat

Last week I met up with Alan Cox, who spent many years maintaining the Linux kernel, and now works at Red Hat. I interviewed him for a podcast. Cox is clearly a very smart techie, who knows...

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