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RadeonHD Driver Takes A Blow In Novell Layoffs

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phoronix.com: Due to the tough economic conditions around the world, Novell last month began slashing some of their workforce. As a major blow to the development of the open-source ATI graphics stack, one of the key RadeonHD driver developers has been lost.

Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Fights FOSS License FUD

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daniweb.com/blogs: Seems every time I write a piece suggesting open source as an option, I get a couple of comments warning readers about the scary complexities of open source licenses. So I decided to ask a guy who knows.

Does Microsoft still need Novell?

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blogs.zdnet.com: The key question becomes, does Microsoft really need Novell anymore, or is it ready to try its luck with Linux directly?

Sneak preview of Suse Linux Enterprise 11

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h-online.com: Novell is offering a sneak preview of the forthcoming Suse Linux Enterprise 11 server (SLES) and desktop (SLED) versions to download. SLE 11 contains current software, including kernel version 2.6.27, X.org 7.4, Gnome 2.24 and KDE 4.1, Apache 2.2.10 and Samba 3.2.5, PHP 5.2.6, and Python 2.6.

Also: SuSE Linux Enterprise 11 vs. openSuSE 11.1

Novell spills sales after pipe breakage

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theregister.co.uk: For the quarter, Novell's sales fell by 7 per cent to $214.9m and were hurt by a dramatic drop off in software license sales, which fell by 29.7 per cent to $28.3m. Services sales at the company fell even more dramatically, down 31.7 per cent to $27.8m.

Novell's Open Source Rex Talks Linux

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internetnews.com: It's not all about the code in the Linux ecosystem. Any Linux project needs leadership. Markus Rex is one such leader.

Addressing the OpenSUSE layoffs

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Zonker.opensuse.org: I want to address the recent layoffs that have taken place at Novell. As is very obvious by now, there have been layoffs at Novell, and some of them did hit contributors to the openSUSE community employed by Novell.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 60

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opensuse.org: Issue #60 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: Open Letter to the openSUSE Community, Andrew Wafaa: Ciao For Now And Bonne Chance Amigos, and Lars Vogdt: Why the Buildservice is currently not for endusers.

Troubling times for OpenSUSE

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itwire.com: Some Novell developers, who were also contributors to the OpenSUSE project, were laid off by the company. This has caused some other contriburors to apparently ask the OpenSUSE board about the future of the project.

Novell MD on getting along with Microsoft

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news.zdnet.co.uk: The company signed a deal with Microsoft in 2006 to collaborate over sales and to license patents Microsoft claims to hold over Linux. ZDNet UK caught up with McCarry to discuss the relationship with Microsoft and Novell's strategy for working with the technology company.

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