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Articles by Paula Rooney
posted in March 2006
Microsoft Software Assurance customers whose maintenance ends Dec. 30 have no assurance they will get Windows Vista or Office 2007 if those business versions are delayed beyond 2006.
Juergen Geck, former CTO of SuSE Linux, is leaving Novell at the end of this week.
Despite the product bonanza at BrainShare, the most applause came for the company chairman's announcement that Novell will support NetWare through 2015.
Ben Fathi, who most recently served as general manager for storage and high availability in Microsoft's Windows division, replaces security technology unit chief Mike Nash, effective immediately.
At Brainshare 2006 in Salt Lake City, Novell CEO Jack Messman discussed the Waltham, Mass.-based software company’s launch of Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10, its prospects against Microsoft Windows, and a number of related topics.
Just as version 10 began shipping, a Novell exec provided a sneak preview of the next version. It will offer virtualization for servers and storage, enhanced security, a compiler and run time, and identity management and provisioning.
At Brainshare, Novell formally unveiled SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, and the company also detailed plans for the next Open Enterprise Server release.
Novell has formed an alliance with SpikeSource, focusing on better integration between the firms' enterprise Linux and LAMP-stack products -- a relationship that both firms hope to use to gain competitive leverage versus Microsoft.
Roughly a week before Novell kicks off its annual Brainshare conference and details Xen support in its next Linux upgrade, Red Hat is expected on Tuesday to detail Xen virtualization support in its own Linux upgrade, due out in 2006.
At CeBit on Thursday, Microsoft unveiled plans for a lightweight, ultra-mobile PC form factor developed as part of a project code-named Origami.
Intel snuggled up to VMware and Microsoft at its developer's forum but it's Xen that will benefit most from the company's latest batch of virtualization technology-enabled server chips, sources claim.
Microsoft aims to use Apptimum's technology to ease the process of moving applications and settings from older Windows desktops to the Vista upgrade.
In a brief memo HP's Mark Hurd, Scott McNealy urged him to agree to converge HP-UX with Sun's Solaris 10. But some think it's more of a PR stunt than a real offer.