• Is Novell worth $2 billion?

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Novell isn't the IT giant it once was, but the company may be well worth the $2 billion offered in a takeover bid by a New York hedge fund, analysts say.
  • Vulture Fund Elliott Swoops Towards Novell

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 11:21 am

    Finally, an actual offer to buy Novell, after years of rumors of takeovers by such stalwarts as Sun and Oracle. But the company making the bid has a history of investing in distressed companies and extracting core value to sell for a profit. Which begs the question, would Novell survive the surgery?
  • Hedge fund offers $2B for Novell

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 9:55 pm

    Elliot Associates L.P., a hedge fund that is already one of Novell Inc.'s largest shareholders, offered to acquire the struggling, cash-rich enterprise software maker for $2 billion.
  • Microsoft/Novell: Breaking Down the Coupon Numbers

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    Recent reports reveal that Microsoft has just about finished handing out all of those SUSE subscription coupons it got from its 2006 investment/partnership with Novell. The question becomes, just how many actual deployed boxes could this investment represent?
  • Novell bringing .Net developers to Apple iPad

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    The MonoTouch platform allows developers to use languages written for .Net when developing iPad applications
  • Wanted: Community Manager

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 3:39 pm

    Today marks the end of the Era of Zonker at Novell, as Joe Brockmeier ends his tenure as Community Manager of openSUSE.
  • An important Linux fix

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    It's not often that Linux needs to be fixed, but a recently discovered security problem does deserve your attention.
  • SCO fires CEO McBride as it tries to emerge from bankruptcy

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 8:53 pm

    Unix software vendor SCO, struggling through bankruptcy and a Unix copyright trial involving Novell, has fired President and CEO Darl McBride.
  • Novell, SAP bring together security, compliance wares

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 10:13 pm

    Novell is integrating its security and identity software with governance, risk and compliance wares from SAP.
  • iPhone gets .Net app development

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 3:45 pm

    Novell technology lets developers use .Net and C# instead of C or Objective-C to build applications for Apple's handheld.
  • Microsoft funds effort for open source dialogue

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 2:05 pm

    CodePlex Foundation will enable the exchange of code and work to increase participation in open source community projects; the board is dominated by Microsoft
  • New Novell tool to link Linux management to Microsoft System Center

    Posted June 11, 2009 - 3:23 pm

    Novell next week plans to release yet another tool that is the product of its three-year-old integration agreement with Microsoft, this time a plug-in for Microsoft’s management tools that lets users manage Novell’s Suse Linux.
  • Novell throws support behind Moblin Linux for Intel Atom netbooks, devices

    Posted May 7, 2009 - 10:22 am

    Eschewing its own SUSE Linux, Novell Inc. said today that it will back Intel Corp.'s Moblin Linux in the fast-growing market for netbooks and smartphones.
  • Review

    Novell SLED 11 feels like Window 7, MacOS

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 9:50 am

    Novell released SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (SLED 11) at the same time it rolled out SLES 11. We found that the desktop bundle (which we tested on an HP EliteBook 2530p notebook system) includes features that render a look and feel similar to past versions of Apple's MacOS as well as some parts of Windows 7 beta we've tested.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11: A true Windows replacement

    Posted March 26, 2009 - 3:29 pm

    There are lots of Linux distros being touted as great desktop operating systems for PCs. However, there's only one that I can wholeheartedly recommend to business owners as a Windows replacement: Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (SLED).
  • With SUSE Linux 11, Novell draws even closer to Microsoft

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 9:39 am

    The latest version of SUSE Linux Enterprise, Novell Inc.'s commercial distribution of the open-source operating system, bears more fruit from Novell's controversial two-and-a-half-year-old interoperability alliance with Microsoft Corp.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 released

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 9:12 am

    Novell has released the latest version of its Linux distribution, adding deep Windows compatibility.
  • Novell: No SUSE Linux for ARM-based netbooks

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 9:08 pm

    Canonical is porting its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution over to ARM. And Xandros, whose Linux distribution was used in the original Asus Eee netbook, has already done so. But Novell said no, for now.
  • Securing Your Virtualized Environment

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 3:48 pm

    Virtualization promises to make IT departments more flexible, more efficient and -- perhaps most crucial in these tough times -- more frugal. But one advantage the technology doesn't provide is an escape from the need for strong security measures.
  • Novell chief nets $6.9 million in '08

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 11:56 am

    Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO of Novell, took home nearly $6.9 million in 2008, according to documents filed last week with the SEC.
  • Appliances big opportunity for Linux, Novell says

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 10:12 am

    The modularity and licensing of Linux makes well suited as the platform of choice for software appliances, a Novell executive said at VMworld.
  • Novell lays off 100 workers

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 12:03 pm

    Open-source vendor Novell Inc. on Saturday confirmed reports that it had a layoff on Friday, though it said the layoffs were small and amounted to less than 3% of its workforce.
  • Novell may make more acquisitions to fill product line

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 11:28 am

    Novell plans to use its capital to acquire companies in the areas of open-source software as well as software for data centers and identity management.
  • Review

    New versions of Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:43 pm

    When you're talking Linux, three big names always pop up: Canonical's Ubuntu, Novell's openSUSE and Red Hat's Fedora. Each of these "big three" has recently released a new version of its distribution, which means it's time to check them out and decide which is No 1. Or, more properly, which is No. 1 for what user.
  • OpenSUSE gets more open

    Posted December 17, 2008 - 7:11 pm

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