Distribution will be first to offer Btrfs filesystem as an option during installation.
Suse Linux owner Novell said today that it would offer Suse MeeGo as a fully supported operating system for netbooks.
With its future in the balance, Novell’s latest results did little to boost the company. The company, which owns the SUSE Linux distribution, reported a $12 million drop in net income in the second quarter compared with the same period last year.
Southern African IT distributor, Workgroup, is anticipating growth in the South African Linux thin client market and says that Dell’s OptiPlex FX160 devices will be available locally pre-installed with Suse Linux Enterprise Thin Client. Sally Berimbau, Novell product manager at Workgroup, says the distributor is anticipating “that the Linux thin client market will grow to almost double the number of units currently deployed by 2011”.
More than two years ago the South African Revenue Service (SARS) began a process to migrate its desktops to Linux by calling for a proof on concept. Two years on the desktop migration has not happened but the tax-collection arm of government has made some progress towards wider open source use, including wide use of Suse Linux. We take a look at exactly what has been going on.
Novell yesterday released Suse Linux Enterprise 11 which includes a number of features intended to make the operating system interoperate better with Microsoft’s Windows OS. Major changes in the interests off interoperability include improvements in systems management, virtualisation and document formats.
Yesterday I wrote about how Red Hat had upped the ante in the virtualisation world with its new open source virtualisation lineup and its Microsoft-pact. Now VMWare has announced a new tie-up with Novell. The two companies said that the deal will enable independent software vendors to “build appliances powered by Suse Linux Enterprise and optimised for multiple platforms, including VMware ESX”. Novell also said that its Suse Linux Enterprise Server will also become a “fully-supported and optimised” guest operating system for VMware’s ESX platform. The collaboration is interesting in the context of recent announcements which has largely placed Microsoft, Red Hat and Citrix into one camp and Novell and VMWare into the other.
New programme expected to make it easier for Red Hat users to migrate to Novell’s Suse Enterprise Linux Server from competing Red Hat systems.
Reader tells us that local OpenSuse fans can now get their package fix from a new local mirror.
Novell appoints local training outfit as Suse Linux training partner.keep looking »