Red Hat, Novell sued for patent infringement

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In this sue-happy world, it was only a matter of time before Linux became a target. A company has dared to declare a patent infringement against not one, but two Linux vendors. IP Innovation and...

Novell wants SCO's bankruptcy protection lifted

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Last week Novell filed a motion requesting that the court lift SCO's bankruptcy stay so that Novell can obtain UNIX licensing royalties wrongfully retained by SCO. Novell has also filed a motion requesting that SCO...

Novell Acquires Senforce

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Novell has acquired endpoint security management vendor Senforce Technologies in a play to extend Novell's policy-management offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In July, Novell and Senforce, based in Waltham, Mass., announced...

Novell offers Linux service pack

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Looking to bolster Linux in enterprise environments, Novell is offering its first service pack for Suse Linux Enterprise 10, with capabilities for new quad-core processors. The company also announced Monday commercial availability plans for Suse...

Novell goes public with terms of Microsoft Linux deal

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Novell has published details of its landmark November 2006 Linux partnership agreements with Microsoft. Novell published on Friday redacted versions of the three agreements it signed with Microsoft in its annual 10K filings to the...

Dell signs on with Microsoft, Novell

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Dell Inc. has agreed to work with Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. under an alliance the rival software makers formed last year to make it easier for the Windows operating system and the increasingly popular...

Free Software Group May Bar Novell From New Code

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The Free Software Foundation is considering banning Linux software distributor Novell Incorporated from using new versions of a group of programs known as the GNU operating system, to punish the company for signing a patent...

Microsoft, Novell win Wal-Mart as Linux Customer

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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Novell Inc. (NOVL) announced Tuesday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) have become their latest customer. Wal-Mart is expect to begin using Novell's SUSE Linux; Novell will provide support for the software....

Novell makes file-storage software shift

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Novell is changing the file system software used by default in its Suse Linux operating system, aligning with rival Red Hat and moving away from a project whose future has become entangled with the fate...

Novell ships Suse Linux 10

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Novel has unveiled Suse Linux Enterprise 10. The application is the world's first major Linux distribution to offer support the Xen open source virtualisation technology. Novell furthermore touted improvements in the suite's performance and security....

Microsoft wins Right to Appeal Novell Suit

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A federal judge in Baltimore has accepted Microsoft's request for an appeal against the remaining charges in its antitrust suit with Novell. U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz ruled that there...

Novell vs. SCO Heads into Extra Innings

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Novell Inc.'s attempt to dismiss The SCO Group Inc.'s claims that Novell maliciously and falsely claimed Unix's copyrights has been denied, so the case will now move into the discovery phase—in which all the documentation...

Novell Announces Enhancements for GroupWise

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Novell announced an extended support policy, new product features and a no-cost, pre-bundled SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server for the next version of Novell GroupWise, due later this year. "GroupWise is head and shoulders...

Novell to Acquire Tally Systems Corp.

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Novell announced on Wednesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tally Systems Corp. Tall Systems is an expert in IT asset management solutions, this acquisition will help Novell expand it's ZENworks management...

Novell sues Microsoft for sinking WordPerfect

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Novell filed suit against Microsoft on Friday, claiming the company used anti-competitive tactics in the desktop software market during the 1990s. As expected, the suit argues that Microsoft restrained trade from 1994...

Microsoft Settles With Novell : $536 Million

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Microsoft have announced a massive out of court settlement worth $536 million with Novell. The settlement relates to anti-trust claims Novell made against Microsoft, with relation to Novell's Netware product amongst others. The...

Novell, Microsoft Clash Over Linux

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Countering the latest salvo of Microsoft's Get the Facts campaign against open-source software, Novell this week launched a Web site devoted to "unbending the truth" about Linux in the enterprise. Novell chief executive officer Jack...

Novell responds to Microsoft email

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Novell, responding to Steve Ballmer's latest attack on Linux, is accusing Microsoft of selectively using biased reports to back up its claims. Microsoft's latest attack on Linux, in which its chief executive...

Sun contemplates buying Novell

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AN INTERVIEW with Sun's president Jonathan Schwartz in today's Wall Street Journal quotes him as saying his firm could buy Novell and other firms to position itself against IBM in the marketplace. In fact, according...

Red Hat adopts Novell e-mail software

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One of the best known Linux distributors announced that it has adopted an e-mail enhancement that Novell previously released to the open source community. This feature allows Linux e-mail software to connect to Microsoft's Exchange...

Novell launches test of open-source project

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Novell has launched a test release of an open-source project that recreates Microsoft's .Net programming framework on Linux and Unix. Novell inherited the Mono project through its acquisition of open-source software maker...

Novell touts Linux as force for innovation

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Open-source technology will force software vendors to create better products, but will not be its downfall, according to a Novell executive. Matt Asay, Novell's director of Linux business office, said Tuesday at the...

Novell announces new Windows, Linux tools

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Network software maker Novell has announced software for handling e-mail, calendars and contacts on Linux systems, as well as an automated patch management tool for Microsoft's Windows. The company introduced the two...

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