Enterprise Linux Log

Jul 30 2007   10:10AM GMT

Novell sites encourage continued adoption of (Novell) Linux in the enterprise


Novell SUSE Enterprise LinuxNovell today launched a few video/blog intensive sites billed as way to further promote Linux in the enterprise — so long as when you say “Linux” you’re actually talking about SUSE Enterprise Linux 10 (SLES 10). Entitled, “Your Linux Is Ready,” the site is Web 2.0 friendly and calms your eyes and frayed GPL nerves with a soothing SUSE gecko green.

I checked out the site this morning, and it’s a fairly slick collection of stuff that’s existed for a while (Dr. Jeff Jaffe’s CTO blog; press releases masquerading as case studies crying Novell’s Linux-savvy solutions from the rooftops), alongside brand new video “interviews” with folks like Nat Friedman, chief technology officer, open source; and Crispin Cowan, director of engineering, SUSE Enterprise Linux. These gentleman provide several multi-chapter looks at the technologies Novell is working on today. It’s interesting to note that Microsoft isn’t mentioned anywhere — at least in the few I viewed this morning.

The topics fall into the four main categories that Novell has pushed for the better part of the last year and a half: Desktop, Server, Xen in the enterprise, and AppArmor security. The Xen and AppArmor stuff is fairly interesting, and I imagine both will be getting their fair share of coverage at LinuxWorld next week (both technologies have sessions devoted to them).

There’s also a second site that tackles Unix to Linux migrations entitled “Your Linux is Ready,” that hosts a series of whitepapers, podcasts, blog posts and corporate announcements. There’s also a man in a suit riding a bike. No word yet on whether he’s chasing Red Hat or not (I kid the gecko, honestly).

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