Is Novell selling itself or just Suse Linux?

Will VMWare buy just Suse Linux or will they buy all of Novell?  There is a lot of speculation that seems to be pointing towards a buy of just SuSe Linux.  But if they do that we want to know what's left?  So for just a little bit more why not buy it all.  That's why I think buying the whole company makes more sense.  Novell owns one of the few pure closed source LDAP Servers left.  That means that for companies concerned with Open Source what should be a profitable product line for Novell or who ever buys them.  Novell has always had smart people and is always a leader where technologies are concerned.  The marriage of Novell and VMWare makes a lot of sense.  Both companies would benifit and VMWare can afford to make the deal.

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A decenting opinion from Infoworld

General reports of the events from the Inquirer, Computer World, and Barrons

 

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.

Episode 31 -Linux and a virtualized world...

Running Time: 0:54:30
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    Is Corporate America Letting Desktop Linux die on the vine?
    Are we over the hill?  Have we peaked?  Will our pay only go down from here?

3) Topic of the night
    Our thoughts on how to virtualize your environment

4) Conclusion

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Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.

VMWare is planning on taking on Microsoft....

The Var Guy is reporting a follow up on VMWare's plans to use Zimbra, the open Source E-mail/Groupware solution they purchased from Yahoo in January.  What is being discussed and reported is that VMWare will begin selling and supporting Applicances with the opensource software installed and configured.  They will not be starting their own hosting option but instead rely on the over 500 existing VMWare hosting focused companies.  The goal of this is go directly after Microsofts E-Mail product Exchange.  This should be interesting to watch.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.