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Novell's first Linux workgroup suite

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Novell has introduced its first workgroup suite running on Linux. The Novell Open Workgroup Suite includes server and desktop components with management tools, e-mail and collaboration, office products.

Novell defends SUSE Linux revenue performance

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Novell Inc's president and COO Ron Hovsepian has defended the company's SUSE Linux business, maintaining that it is performing better than the company's revenue figures suggest.

A good day to be at a Linux show

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I talked with several Novell executives by phone this week, and time and again they said that they were doing their darnest to make SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 not just the best Linux desktop, but the best business desktop, period. And, yes, they meant better than XP Pro and Vista.

Novell Strikes Three Open Source Deals

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Novell drove home its open source gospel Tuesday, trotting out three major converts to its Linux software suites: the Finnish military, a New England bank and a New York hospital chain.

Novell wows 'em with SLED 10

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Thousands of people broke out with applause in Salt Lake City this week, including many jumping to a standing ovation with excitement over what they were seeing.

Sneak peak at next year's Novell Open Enterprise Server

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Novell has outlined its long-term roadmap for Linux-based Novell Open Enterprise Server, with the mid-2007 "Cypress" release expected to include server virtualisation, better integration with Novell and Microsoft directories, and more processor support.

Novell Launches Linux 10, Mobile Server

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Novell Monday launched its next generation SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and new products GroupWise Mobile Server and Open Workgroup Suite.

Also: Novell Plans SUSE Linux 11 For 2008

SUSE 10.1 Beta 8 report

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Well, it's that time of year again. Buttercups are blooming, little birds are making their way back, and a beta 8 of SUSE is released... BETA 8? Wow. Have you ever known a release to go through so many betas? According to the Roadmap, there may only be one or two release candidates though, and we can expect some kind of word as to the final release date sometime around April 13. But these things tend to change often and we'll be right here to keep you posted. We weren't privy to the beta7, so could we expect some major improvements this public release? Well, let's find out.

Will Suse 10's cool looks be enough to win hearts?

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It has a clean and has immaculate look about it with enough eye-candy to make it a hit with both Linux enthusiasts good desktop design fans. But does the forthcoming vesion 10 of Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop (previously called Novell Linux Desktop) really have what it takes to make the real inroads into the desktop OS sector Novell so badly needs to make?

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    A startup focused on Kubernetes security has released an open source risk assessment tool for the popular container orchestration platform. Cloud-native app security provider Octarine's Kube-Scan is a cluster risk assessment tool for developers that scans Kubernetes configurations and settings to identify and rank potential vulnerabilities in applications in minutes. The tool's risk score is based on Octarine's own Kubernetes Common Configuration Scoring System (KCCSS), a framework similar to the widely used Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). The KCCSS is similar to the CVSS, but it focuses on the configurations and security settings themselves.

  • Catalogic Software Debuts Open Source Backup Tool for Kubernetes

    Catalogic Software has made available the open source KubeDR utility for backing up and recovering Kubernetes cluster configuration, certificates and metadata residing in an etcd repository. Company COO Sathya Sankaran says Catalogic Software has been working to extend the reach of its backup and recovery software for Kubernetes and that KubeDR represents an effort to give back to the open source community. The company’s backup and recovery software already have been extended to support instances of Red Hat OpenShift, which is based on a distribution of Kubernetes, running in OpenStack environments. As part of that effort, Catalogic Software, which spun out of Syncsort in 2013, has created Catalogic Labs, committed to developing additional open source data protection technologies. KubeDR is designed to enable IT organizations to recover Kubernetes configuration, certificates and metadata stored in an S3-compatible object storage system. The idea is to make it easier for IT organizations to recover a Kubernetes cluster in the event of a failure. IT teams still need a separate tool to back and recover any application data that might have been lost as well.

  • Container software startup Anchore raises $20 million

    The open source software evolution that garnered a $150 million buyout by software giant RedHat in 2015 is fueling a second venture for return founder Saïd Ziouani, this time focused on securing the containers at the core of app development.

  • New open-source projects look to secure Kubernetes

    Kubernetes security company Octarine has announced two new open-source projects designed to protect against cloud-native security vulnerabilities. The Kubernetes Common Configuration Scoring System (KCCSS) is a framework for rating security risks, and kube-scan is a workload and assessment tool. “Our mission is to make the adoption of DevSecOps best practices simple, understandable, and achievable for any organization running Kubernetes,” said Julien Sobrier, head of product at Octarine. “One glaring blindspot is at the configuration level when building and deploying cloud native apps. We hope these two new projects benefit the Kubernetes practitioners industry-wide and look forward to collaborating with the community to make Kubernetes as secure and compliant as possible.”