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School details Windows 7 migration

Uniting Church school St Leonard's College has in the past few months completed a sizable desktop migration to Microsoft's new flagship operating system Windows 7, in a roll-out that also saw its supporting server infrastructure switched from Novell NetWare to Windows Server 2008 R2.

March 17, 2010 by

Can (and will) Microsoft keep Silverlight compatible across platforms?

Microsoft is adding more and more WPF features to Silverlight (and vice versa). But there is a downside to this strategy: By adding technologies like COM support to Silverlight, Microsoft is doing damage to its story that Silverlight is a cross-platform browser plug-in that supports Windows, Mac -- and, thanks to the Mono folks at Novell , Linux -- equally.

November 23, 2009 by

New tool aids .Net developers in writing Linux, Mac OS X apps

Not all .Net developers are writing Windows apps. Some (besides Miguel de Icaza and his merry band of Mono folks) may be interested in writing Linux, Unix and Mac OS X apps, too. On November 10, Novell rolled out the final version of a new Visual Studio add-on aimed at these developers.

November 10, 2009 by

Red Hat, Sun deal reflects power shift driven by open source

Three years ago, a Red Hat-Sun pact seemed as unthinkable as a Novell-Microsoft partnership -- or World Series championship for the Boston Red Sox.The BoSox were down 0-3 games against the Yankees in the American league playoffs, Red Hat was eating up its Unix rival’s bread-and-butter customer base and Microsoft was paying Netware customers to defect to Windows.

November 7, 2007 by

Mono at ReMIX: No Moonlight incarnation of WPF planned

Novell 's Mono chief demonstrated an early incarnation of "Moonlight" before .NET developers Tuesday but he warned that a full implementation of Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E), aka Silverlight, is unlikely -- at least under his watch.

October 10, 2007 by

News to know: Vista hot fix; GPL drama; MSN Messenger flaw; Google

Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft releases two Vista hotfix packs via Windows UpdateFree Software Foundation: No GPLv3 exemptions for Microsoft Ed Burnette: GPLv3 Myth #4: GPLv3 undercuts the Microsoft/Novell dealRyan Naraine: MSN Messenger vulnerable to 'highly critical' webcam flaw.Engadget: Google is working on a mobile OS, and it's due out shortly.

August 28, 2007 by

VMware Workstation 6

Already hugely popular with developers and system testers, this latest version of VMWare Workstation has even more to appeal to the professional market.

June 20, 2007 by

Dell buys in to Microsoft-Novell pact

Dell has become the first PC maker to put its support behind Microsoft and Novell's effort to bridge the gap between Windows and Linux server computing.The systems builder will buy certificates for Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system from Microsoft -- certificates Microsoft had previously purchased from Novell under a pact signed in November 2006.

May 7, 2007 by

Yankee Group: Novell gaining (with Microsoft's help) at Red Hat's expense

Whatever the reasons behind the formation of the Microsoft-Novell technology partnership announced last year, it's helping Novell SuSE Linux gain at Red Hat's expense, according to a research study due out next month from the Yankee Group. Meanwhile, "about 12 percent of Windows users surveyed by Yankee who had "defected" to Linux are now reversing their decisions and coming back to the Microsoft fold," Yankee found.

March 25, 2007 by

An InfoCard selector for OS X and Linux

Dale Olds reports on his blog that Novell presented an Open Source Identity Selector (OSIS) on OS X and Linux that supports the same InfoCards as Windows CardSpace today at Brainshare. Pat Felsted has a screenshot of the OSIS.

March 23, 2007 by

90-day report card: Windows Vista fared better than competitors

Ninety days after the release of Microsoft's Windows Vista to business customers, the new operating system has a much better security vulnerability profile than its predecessor and several other modern workstation operating systems including Red Hat, Ubuntu, Novell and Apple products.That's according to Jeff Jones, security strategy director in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing group.

March 22, 2007 by

Novell in 'Windows cheaper than Linux' statement

Linux vendor Novell has issued a joint press release with Microsoft, in which HSBC, a customer of joint technology from the two companies, claims that Windows has a lower total cost of ownership than Linux. The press release, issued late on Wednesday in the US, announced that UK-based bank HSBC has agreed to adopt technology from Novell and Microsoft's recently announced partnership.

March 15, 2007 by

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