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CrossNodes: AMP: Novell Pumps up the Volume on Open Source

Jan 30, 2003, 21:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Beth Cohen, Hallett German)

"Linux developers have long enjoyed powerful Open Source web development tools. With the AMP Developer Suite--Apache, MySQL, and PHP (or Perl)--Novell will finally deliver full support for these popular tools and show the Open Source community it is serious about its commitment to open source. Although the final versions are expected to be included in the "Nakoma" distribution, the upcoming new release of Netware, there is no need to wait until then to try AMP; the beta versions are available now for Netware 6 Service Pack 2 in the separate 'Leading Edge' package.

"Why would you be interested in AMP? If you are already a Novell shop and you need to develop powerful network and e-business tools, then you'll likely be interested in some of the unique AMP features like:

  • "With Nakoma, Apache Farm administration can be centralized for one server, a group of servers, or all servers using eDirectory.
  • "Of particular use to MySQL application vendors, Nakoma will include a commercial license of MySQL..."

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