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Yahoo!: Novell Delivers Device Driver Breakthrough to Accelerate Linux Adoption

May 17, 2006, 21:30 (16 Talkback[s])

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"Novell today announced availability and details of a process that solves Linux device driver compatibility issues. The new driver process allows customers to obtain drivers independently of Novell kernel updates and supplies a straightforward approach third parties can use when developing device drivers for Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise products. The new Linux driver process developed by Novell allows hardware and software vendors to provide Linux drivers and driver updates for their products to customers directly and transparently, in a way that is completely integrated with SUSE Linux Enterprise delivery and support..."

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Linux-Watch: Novell Pioneers Faster Way to Deliver Linux Drivers

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"Novell Inc. has come up with a faster way to deliver Linux hardware drivers, and driver updates, to Linux users.

"With the new driver process, users can get drivers independently of kernel updates, and vendors can more easily develop and deliver device drivers for Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise products. In addition, the new Linux process enables hardware and software vendors to provide their products' Linux drivers and driver updates to customers directly, while still being integrated with SUSE's YaST operating system setup and configuration tool..."

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