It's official: All mentions of Novell must now, once again, be preceded by the adjective "beleaguered."
The State of Lower Saxony has begun switching the PCs its tax authorities use from Solaris x86 to Linux. According to a press release, 12,000 computers are affected.
Novell Inc., which sells networking software and computer-consulting services, reported a second-quarter profit as sales declined. Results this quarter may miss analysts' estimates.
Review: Novell's OpenSUSE 10.1 operating system wears many hats well, but management tools can use some smoothing.
Following the highly intensive 9-month development effort of hundreds of full-time coders and volunteer contributors, SUSE Linux 10.1 was finally released to the public on 11 May 2006. We asked Andreas Jaeger, Project Manager at SUSE Linux, about his experiences with managing a massive and complex software project, and to give us some hints about the next SUSE release, the development of which is scheduled to start in just a couple of weeks.
A couple of days ago I was very upset with the way my upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1 was like. Now I have more info about some of the changes, the rationale behind them, and why I'm not happy with SuSE 10.1.
Novell's SUSE Linux operating system has consistently gained momentum for years. Since I started reviewing it at version 8.1, I've found each new release to have more options, better autoconfiguration, and expanded hardware support, all while maintaining a high level of stability. But after having extensively tested SUSE Linux 10.1 for x86 and AMD64, I must say that the positive trend has faltered, and my expectations were not met with this release. While some things are clearly improved in 10.1, others have taken a step backward.
That's the new kid in town, having had a lot of reviews even from its beta releases. Some people may want to get into it because of the hyped Xgl/Compiz, AppArmor, Xen and who knows what else (NX, anyone?). Some others might just consider to install it for a fully-fledged, user friendly, desktop GNU/Linux distro.
In my case, I was having SuSE 10.0 on my desktop PC, and I only considered upgrading from 10.0 to 10.1, with as little as possible disruption of the service.
The cpio command is one of the most commonly used Linux back up tools. Unlike tar , in which the files to back up are typed in as part of the command, cpio reads the files to work with from the standard input (in other words, the screen).
Novell announced on May 24th that it has sold its shares in Celerant Consulting, its management consulting branch, to Caledonia Investments, a UK-quoted investment trust, for $77 million.
Novell released SUSE 10.1 -- the distro once known as OpenSUSE -- this month after an extensive public beta that went through five public and two closed release candidates before being deemed worthy. Here's my take on the final version of SUSE 10.1.
My current favorite desktop Linux is OpenSUSE 10.1. I can say all kinds of good things about it, except when it comes to the package manager. Unfortunately, the package manager, which the administration tool YaST uses for adding new programs and updating old ones, currently has serious problems.
The Cyber Cynic says Novell's last free, community Linux, OpenSUSE 10.1 is a real winner. It has great applications, a great 3-D desktop, and ... a great big pain of an update and patching problem. Listen Here.
Everyone is aware of my love for SUSE. First Linux distro, etc., etc., etc. SUSE 10.0 has been a solid, hardworking distribution since its release and truthfully, I hated to destroy something that had worked so flawlessly. After some thought, I decided to clean up an old machine...AMD 950 with about 500MB of RAM and see how this new release performed. I wasn't disappointed!
If packed demo rooms are any indication of interest in its latest Linux desktop, Novell has a willing audience.
The scrappy operating system company, which stormed the Linux and open-source scene with its buyout of SUSE Linux two years ago, Sunday delivered a sincere challenge to the XChange Tech Connect audience here in Las Vegas: Take a risk and offer your customers another choice in operating systems.
This is a detailed description about how to set up a SuSE 10.1 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).
On this terribly slow news weekend, here are a couple of user reviews of SUSE Linux 10.1 to help you decide if you want to go to the trouble of installing or upgrading, or just to see if their experience mirrors yours.
This week I'm going to take a look at making your PC workstation more secure by configuring AppArmor to work with some common applications. In a nutshell, AppArmor is a security framework for applications. AppArmor prevents applications from performing undesirable actions and enforces good application behaviour.