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LinuxPlanet: Inside the Novell Linux Migration

Oct 06, 2005, 19:00 (12 Talkback[s])
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"It is open knowledge that Novell, the company that roared into the open source arena by purchasing Ximian and SUSE in 2003, has been progressing towards migrating their own internal desktops and servers to a pure-Linux play. Or, at least, as pure Linux as possible.

"Details of Novell's migration have been sketchy, but in a public presentation to attendees of Ohio LinuxFest, company specialists gave a rare look inside the ongoing move to Linux and laid out one possible framework for other companies to follow in their own migration plans.

"Dan Rusek and Mark Richards, both category specialists for Novell, provided a tag-team presentation on how Novell's migration was planned and how it is being implemented now. Novell has chosen to tackle two facets of migration: one, the shifting of its Provo, Utah data center servers to more of a Linux environment and two, the migration of its employees' desktops at its Waltham, Massachusetts headquarters from Windows to Linux..."

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