Novell deal yields dividends - for Red Hat

A "sizable number" of developers have jumped ship from Novell to Red Hat, according to Scott Crenshaw, the senior director for product management and marketing at Red Hat.

Crenshaw wasn't able to provide specific numbers but said many Samba developers were among those who had made the move. Chief Samba developer, Jeremy Allison, left Novell some months back and moved over to Google, in protest against the deal which saw Novell get into bed with Microsoft.

Newly-leaked Antitrust Memo: How Microsoft Created a 'Chokehold' on OEMs

E-mail from Joachim Kempin, Microsoft OEM Manager. The volume license agreement, basically means that the OEMs get penalised for selling anything other than Windows. The document suggests the DOJ declared this type of thing "illegal".

Novell linked to 'Windows cheaper than Linux' statement

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.

Apache Software Foundation: 2007 Open Source Outlook

Recently, Apache Software Foundation Director Jim Jagielski spoke with Open Enterprise Trends about the warming climate for Open Source in 2007. Jagielski, who himself has actively contributed to many Open Source projects, talks with us about many topics of interest, including top opportunities for Open Source; the impact of new licensing (ASF 2.0 versus GPLv3.0), the newest maturing ASF projects, and the agenda for the upcoming ApacheCon (In May).

Ubuntu 7.04 beta freeze now in effect

We are now one week from the beta release of 7.04 and have just entered beta freeze.

Beryl 0.2.0 Released

Beryl 0.2.0 is a complete overhaul of Beryl. The last stable release 0.1, featured a very fun, and eye-candy based compositing window manager. However, since it’s release, many parts of beryl have been rewritten, replaced, or simply dropped. The Beryl team has put in numerous hours to bring you this release. It’s filled with fun, eye-candy, better user support, new features, and most of all, stability. While Beryl has had numerous developer releases, known by their 0.1.X versions, 0.2.0 has been throughly tested by many more users.

Novell Delivers First Automated Desktop Management Solution With Native Directory Support for Microsoft Networks

Novell today introduced a new solution to significantly ease desktop management of Windows operating systems, including Vista, for customers who need streamlined management in their Microsoft and Novell environments.

GNOME 2.18 Released

The GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.18, the latest version of the popular, multi-platform Free desktop environment.