From:"Linux Community Newsletter" <>
Subject: LUI Newsletter: June 2005
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 15:04:36 -0600 Linux Users International

LinuxWorld San Francisco 2005: 15% Registration Discount

As a member of Novell Linux Users International, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is extending you a special offer. Register by July 8 for any conference package and receive an additional 15% off early bird pricing. That includes the Hands-on Labs, Tutorials and the *new* System Administration Workshop.

Register today with PRIORITY CODE B0401 for your additional savings. You canít afford to miss the most comprehensive Linux conference program around.

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is valid for new registrations only. This offer may not be redeemed for cash or used in conjunction with any other offer. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. No one under 12 years of age will be permitted on the expo floor. Registrants between 12 and 16 years of age MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must also be registered.


special features

ZENworks Linux Management Beta Opportunity
Novell is pleased to announce the availability of the Beta release Novell ZENworks Linux Management, code-named Birdman, Beta 2 release. The beta has been extended so Novell is looking for additional beta test sites. Birdman makes it easy to embrace and extend Linux within an existing IT infrastructure. It is the only solution that uses Policy-Driven Automation to deploy, manage and maintain Linux resources. These automated and intelligent policies allow administrators to provide centralized control across the lifecycle of Linux systems for desktop lockdown, imaging, remote management, inventory and software management. The result is a comprehensive Linux management solution that reduces the overhead needed to manage Linux systems. Please know that there are a set of standards that are required to become a Novell Beta Tester such as:

- Test the product for a minimum of 5 to 10 hours a week.
- Install the product within 2 business days of receiving it.
- Complete provided test cases within one (1) week after each beta release is installed.
- Report on defects found during beta testing within one (1) business day.
- Regress defects found with product refresh code.
- Participate in conference calls, as scheduled.
- Answer survey questions, as needed.
- Periodically report feedback to development on reliability, stability, and readiness of product for the marketplace.
- Provide feedback regarding product documentation and help systems.
- Provide the required hardware to adequately test the product.
- Host on-site visits from Novell as needed.
- Participate in the Novell Beta Test Program under a formal Non-Disclosure Agreement.

If you can commit to the requirements, please send your Novell Login username to Alison Tate at

Novell Wins Industry Award for Best Enterprise Security Solution
Novell's Identity and Access Management product family has been honored as Best Enterprise Security Solution in the 2005 Codie Awards - sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association, which recognize outstanding achievement in the software industry. Novell Identity Manager and Novell exteNd were also finalists in the 2005 Codie Awards for Best Security Product and Best Web Services Solution respectively, underscoring the strength of Novell solutions in these markets.

OES Insider Newsletter Sign-up
Register to receive the OES Insider newsletter to receive news about OES from the OES product management and engineering team.

Novell Drives Linux into Academia with Training and Technology
Novell is donating over $1.5 million in software to educational institutions and has designed a new introductory Linux training course for use in academic environments.

New Linux Technical Papers Available
Take a look at the latest whitepapers and guides of interest to Linux
- A NUMA API for Linux
- build.rpm: Reproducible Build and Test Cleanrooms for SUSE LINUX
- Host Security with SUSE LINUX Technology (Guide)

Novell & SGI Linux Operating System Transition Program
Silicon Graphics (SGI) will begin offering new operating system options for their Altix systems next month, featuring SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9. The Older ALE software from SGI was built on a Red Hat kernel with a lot of modification from SGI. The SLES 9 product was so robust that SGI built their new ProPackTM product on it to provide the full service OS to their customers. SGI is the first IHV vendor to offer a complete install base upgrade to SLES 9 from older systems.

Novell Open Enterprise Server Web Seminar Series
When you add Linux to your NetWare infrastructure, you expand the possibilities of your IT environment. To learn more, register for any of the following Web seminars.
- Novell Open Enterprise Server - Seamlessly Add Linux to Your Environment (July 14 - 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT)
- Novell Open Enterprise Server - Manage Your Mixed Environment (August 11 - 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT)

Seminar Series: SUSE Linux in the Data Center
Create the data center you've always wanted and get UNIX performance at x86 prices. Learn how by attending this three part seminar series on the topics listed below. Register at
- Edge Infrastructure (June 21 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT)
- Enterprise Database (June 22 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT)
- Application Hosting (June 23 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT)

Protect Linux Applications with Novell AppArmor
Novell AppArmor, powered by Immunix, is the most effective and easy-to-use Linux application security system available today. It is an intrusion-prevention system that protects your Linux operating system and applications from the effects of attacks, viruses and malicious applications. As a result, your business can minimize threats, protect corporate data, reduce network-administration costs and comply with government privacy and security regulations.

Novell Linux Desktop Decal Kit
Novell Linux Desktop stickers are now available to go over the Windows sticker on your computer (while supplies last). To order your sticker, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Novell, Inc.
Mailroom: Decal Kit Offer
1800 South Novell Place
Provo, UT 84606

industry articles

Novell Ports Evolution to Windows - ZD Net
8 June 2005: A prototype of Evolution has been successfully compiled on a Windows platform.

Novell Pushes Secure Identity Management - TechNewsWorld
5 June 2005: By implementing identity management, it allows customers to have a level of separation from outsource providers.

Novell Stacks Linux with Oracle and JBoss - VNU Net
1 June 2005: Novell provides "mixed source" software stack with proprietary offerings from Oracle and Jboss.

technical tips

Deploying Open Enterprise Server
If you're migrating, upgrading or starting from scratch, this is a useful site with links to all the information need.

Automatic Install Environment for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9
In this excellent document, Adrian Malaguti gives a step-by-step rundown of how to set up an automatic SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 installation environment, using PXE to start the boot and install process across a network. In this process, all set-up is done without user intervention. From the booting up process, components and packages selection, to the final stages and customization.

Managing Runlevel Services in SUSE LINUX
Interested in knowing more about runlevels? This article explains how they work.

customer success

De Montfort University Reaps Improvements with Novell Open Enterprise Server
De Montfort University in the UK boasts 23,000 students, and 3,500 faculty and other staff. De Montfort University turned to Linux. The university implemented Novell Open Enterprise Server, a dual operating system that includes both NetWare and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server. The product has a complete set of network services including directory management, clustering, and file and print services. The university will begin migrating existing Microsoft file and printer servers, as well as Solaris systems, to Open Enterprise Server as soon as it is commercially available.