• Novell president plots company's return

    Posted April 9, 2013 - 1:51 pm

    Two decades ago, Novell's network operating system software was almost ubiquitous in the enterprise. Now, its current president wants to restore Novell to a similar level of prominence.
  • New Apple patent clones user identities to confuse online tracking

    Posted June 21, 2012 - 11:24 am

    Officially titled "Techniques to Pollute Electronic Profiling," Patent 8,205,265 could help users escape online surveillance.
  • The new Novell

    Posted October 4, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    Novell, which was acquired by The Attachmate Group in April, wants to regain its status as an IT icon and will try to do so by focusing its efforts on its core assets and rebuilding relationships with its huge installed base. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Novell President Bob Flynn and VP of Product Management and Marketing Eric Varness for a briefing on their rebuilding plans.
  • After Google rant on Android patents, Microsoft tweets: 'Really?'

    Posted August 5, 2011 - 9:49 am

    In an escalation of the patent battles over Andoird, Microsoft said it urged Google's legal team to join it in buying up hundreds of Nortel patents, but Google refused.
  • Questioning the future of and ODF

    Posted May 6, 2011 - 2:44 pm

    There is very little known about Oracle's exact plans for Nor are Attachmate's plans for Novell's work on LibreOffice clear. With an uncertain future, what does this mean for these projects and the Open Document Format ecosystem?
  • Attachmate eyes cloud customers for Suse

    Posted April 27, 2011 - 6:18 pm

    With its Novell acquisition now closed, the company is looking to expand the customer base of Suse Linux
  • Attachmate seals $2.2B Novell deal

    Posted April 27, 2011 - 4:50 pm

    The Attachmate Group announced Wednesday that it has completed its $2.2 billion acquisition of Novell, a networking pioneer in the 1980s that’s now being described as “a leader in intelligent workload management” by its new owner.
  • Lessons learned from Groklaw

    Posted April 12, 2011 - 10:54 am

    Pamela Jones has announced that she will be retiring original content this May 16 on the legal analysis site that grew to fame within and without the open source community as it rose to do battle with the incredibly audacious claims by The SCO Group.
  • Review

    OpenSUSE 11.4: A blast from Linux past

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 3:56 pm

    OpenSUSE is back with a new, improved version, but it reminds me of how spoiled I've been by other Linux distributions. I've liked openSUSE since before it was named openSUSE and went by the unlikely name S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 back in 1996. It's come a long, long way since then.
  • Review

    Image gallery: OpenSUSE 11.4

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 3:43 pm

    This image gallery accompanies the ITworld review of OpenSUSE 11.4.
  • Is it really a business vs. open source world?

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 3:03 pm

    Look at the news and the blogosphere, and lately it seems like every major distro company's in some kind of hot water with various elements of the community. Is it an inevitable product of business involvement in FLOSS?
  • Novell steps up to managing enterprise Linux servers

    Posted March 3, 2011 - 10:31 am

    Novell Thursday shipped software for managing enterprise Linux servers made by Novell and Red Hat, taking its systems management approach to a higher level.
  • Novell preps Suse for SAP

    Posted February 22, 2011 - 9:58 pm

    Novell has customized a version of its Suse Linux Enterprise Server software for heavy users of SAP software, the company announced Tuesday.
  • Novell Moonlight upgrade tracks Silverlight improvements

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 10:17 am

    Beta version of Moonlight 4 is set, offering out-of-browser capabilities as well as hardware-accelerated 3D graphics.
  • LibreOffice released, Foundation still aborning

    Posted January 28, 2011 - 8:17 am

    Good stuff is coming out in the new release of LibreOffice. But while the developers are getting code done, organizers of the Document Foundation are still trying to raise funds to legally incorporate.
  • Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, EMC consortium plan withdrawn

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    In a move that will be seen by many as a big win for open-source advocates, a plan to create a consortium led by Microsoft to buy Novell patents has been withdrawn.
  • CPTN Holdings still alive and well

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 4:05 pm

    In a seeming reversal, the holding consortium formed by Apple, EMC, Microsoft, and Oracle, known as CPTN Holdings, LLC, withdrew its application from the German Federal Cartel Office, leaving many hoping if this was a sign of the end of a patent deal that has sent shock waves through the open source community. This was not what happened.
  • When trouble strikes, who speaks for open source?

    Posted January 7, 2011 - 11:45 am

    For the record, I'm not terribly happy about the patent purchase agreement that's running in parallel to the Novell-Attachmate acquisition deal. The thought of 882 Novell patents getting sold to CPTN Holdings, LLC (a holding consortium made up of Apple, EMC, Microsoft, and Oracle America) does not sit well with me.
  • Groklaw: Don't go home, go big

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    The time has come for Pamela Jones to seriously reevaluate the roles she and her team of Groklaw volunteers have within the free and open source community. Such a reevaluation should not end with the closure of the Groklaw web site, but a big change must indeed come.
  • Attachmate reveals little about plans for SUSE

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 11:34 am

    In an effort to figure out just what's going to happen to Novell's Linux business after an Attachmate acquisition, openSUSE Community Manager Jos Poortvliet interviewed Jeff Hawn, chairman and CEO of Attachmate earlier this week on openSUSE News. Here's what we didn't learn.
  • Schmidt's 2001 move to Google: The single greatest career jump in history

    Posted December 6, 2010 - 9:32 am

    Chances are no one has heard Eric Schmidt muttering under his breath, "Dang, I could have worked at Attachmate."
  • A Schizophrenic Look at Microsoft, Novell, and Patents

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 11:42 pm

    Microsoft's role in snapping up the 882 Novell patents for $450 million makes no difference in how Microsoft regards open source and how open source regards Microsoft. Not one bit of difference at all.
  • Attachmate may keep 882 Unix patents, not Microsoft

    Posted November 26, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Attachmate is now saying the acquisition of Novell does not include a transfer of 882 Unix-related patents to Microsoft, which helped fund the deal.
  • What next for Novell?

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 12:39 pm

    In an era of technology consolidation, the questions raised by Novell's sale to Attachmate for $2.2 billion ought to be a familiar: Users can only wonder what may happen to Novell's deep and extensive enterprise product lines.
  • Microsoft's Hand in Novell Deal Bodes Ill for Linux

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    Attachmate may be the primary purchasing party in the Novell acquisition deal announced today, but the involvement of Microsoft means there's a fresh new threat to Linux looming on the horizon.

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