Friday, August 31, 2007

SUSE sales up, but Novell posts Q3 loss

Despite the losses Novell are keen to show that Linux sales are up 95% from the same quarter last year. Invoiced earnings for Q3 were $38m.

“We are encouraged by our Linux performance and the market’s continued enthusiasm for our desktop to data center strategy. In addition, we are pleased with our operating margin expansion and progress on our strategic initiatives,” said Ron Hovsepian, CEO of Novell.

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Open source powering 2 new web directories

The great thing about open source software is the availability of many turnkey solutions. For example two web directories have recently been launched ( and and they both use GPL software from phpLinkDirectory.


Friday, August 17, 2007

Novell is not SCO

Following the recent confirmation that Novell owns the copyrights to the Unix operating system, Novell has told The Register that the company does not plan to start suing people for using Linux. That's SCO jobs!!! :-)

"We have absolutely no intention of using our Unix copyright ownership to attack Linux," Novell spokesperson Bruce Lowry told The Reg. "We've had those copyrights for the past 14 or 15 years. The fact that the court has reaffirmed them doesn't mean we're now going to change the way we operate. We've never indicated we would use those copyrights against Linux - and we wouldn't. In fact, we want to defend Linux."

In other news, I've found a great web site for free credit card processing.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Custom NimbleX 2 RC2 has been released

Custom NimbleX 2 allows you to generate your customized Linux distribution by choosing what packages you want to have. It features over 150 software packages from which you can choose and support for over a dozen most popular languages.

The only requirements from the users are knowledge of English, a web browser (Firefox) and a CD for burning the ISO that was generated.

You can read more at Custom NimbleX 2 RC2 released and at the Nimblex home page


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dewitts media helps get the message out

It is a fact of life in the 21st century that a web presence is essential for every business regardless if they are open source or not.

One company that can help with this is Dewits media. They offer professional website design, content writing, SEO (search engine optimization), directory submission, link building, contextual adversting and custom programming.

Even open source products need professional web design.


Monday, August 13, 2007

Hi-Tech Squad hits town

There is a new posse in town, the Hi-Tech Squad

These boys mean business! Seriously the Hi-Tech Squad is a new blog about technology. Covering Apple, Microsoft and Linux as well as Webmastering, CSS and PHP the Hi-Tech Squad promises to be a great read.

SCO takes shot to the head

Bang! Bang!. US District Judge Dale Kimball has issued a lengthy decision about who owns the Unix ownership rights. The problems all started with some vague language in a 1995 Asset Purchase Agreement between Novell and SCO.

Well, now, Kimball has solved the matter for the companies. “The court concludes that Novell is the owner of the Unix and UnixWare copyrights,” he wrote.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Dell goes with Ubuntu

Dell recently unveiled two PCs (the Inspiron 6400n and the Inspiron 530n) for Europe with the Ubuntu 7.04 Linux operating system factory installed.

According to the Ubuntu site, Canonical will offer full commercial support for Ubuntu 7.04 on all of the pre-installed Ubuntu certified Dell hardware.

Way to go Dell!!!