It's easier than ever to make your own Linux distribution or appliance. Novell first annual "Dister" Awards, to groups that built Linux-based software appliances using SUSE Studio, shows just much you can do with an easy-to-use Linux development tool.
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The company has integrated its enterprise software into its ZFS storage line, and has announced a range of new Sparc chips and Sun Ray thin clients
VMware will standardise all its virtual appliances on Novell's OS under a deal that should help the virtualisation specialist reduce its dependency on Windows
Ingres and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica have launched a Suse Linux-based appliance designed for quick-starting business intelligence analysis projects
Linux is losing ground on the netbook front, but there lies opportunity for it in smaller, dedicated Internet-enabled appliances, said an Ovum analyst.
A new partnership aims to help software companies develop Suse Linux Enterprise-based virtual appliances that are tailored to VMware's ESX platform
Novell and VMware said Tuesday that they are collaborating so independent software vendors can build SUSE Linux Enterprise virtual appliances. The two companies will also develop VMware-ready appliances on SUSE Linux.
Novell opened the kimono on its development plans for SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux 11 at Brainshare 2008 this week but let it be known the product won’t ship until 2009 or possibly 2010. In fact, the Cambridge, Mass.
The Firestick Pro is an affordable and effective hardware firewall on a USB stick, designed to protect notebooks when connected to the internet outside the company network.
The Aleutia E1 is a creditable effort at creating a compact, low-power desktop computer. However, the current hardware platform seems a little underpowered for anything other than the most basic tasks.
Yoggie’s Pico Pro offers a hassle-free approach to notebook security by running 13 security applications from a USB-stick-based Linux appliance.
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Yesterday I received a Yoggie Pico Pro personal security appliance for review. This is a new Linux-based security computer that's the size and shape of a USB flash drive. The idea is that rather than run security apps on your PC, have them all running on the Yoggie instead. Nice idea, but how well does it work in practice?
Jeff Hawkins unveiled the Palm Foleo, a $499 Linux appliance with a full-sized keyboard, screen, no drives, 5-hour battery life, and a set of modest applications, minus a calendar, for reading email and attachments (using DataViz software) from cell phones, currently Palm OS and Windows Mobile OS. Rafe Needleman was sitting next to me during the demo and has more details at Webware.
Maker of rBuilder, which helps developers create Linux-based software appliances, taps Dave Cotten to head sales.
Linux-based appliances will let organizations analyze security data to get a better view of the attacks waged against their networks.
The Barracuda Spam Firewall 400 does its job well, but the extensive configuration options make it somewhat complicated to manage.
Was Sun's $2.2bn acquisition of Cobalt Networks the worst deal in the history of IT? Sun would have more left over if it had spent the money on footprints in the sand
Sun Cobalt, reeling from a key exec's departure, says release of new Linux server appliances is imminent--its first major launch since Sun acquired the company a year and a half ago.
The server manufacturer is planning a major launch this month despite the sudden departure last week of Stephen DeWitt, who was head of the Cobalt division
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