December 28, 2004

Open Enterprise Server beta released

by brian_turner

Novell has released a public beta of its Open Enterprise Server, that mixes its own NetWare with SuSE, an open source Linux distro.

According to Novell beta mixes SuSE Linux, NetWare:

Novell Open Enterprise Server will allow current customers to run a mixed network of NetWare and SuSE Linux servers and use a common management tool. With one component of the offering, called Novell Nterprise Linux Services 1.0, Novell has rewritten common NetWare functions, such as file- and printer-sharing and security, to run on SuSE Linux.

The package includes the NetWare operating system kernel and the SuSE Linux Server 9 Enterprise Edition, which is based on the Linux 2.6 kernel. It also includes so-called high-availability software for preventing server crashes and end-user productivity tools iFolder and Virtual Office.

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