From:"LUI Newsletter" <>
Subject: LUI Newsletter: August 2005
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 12:08:47 -0600 Linux Users International

Novell Announcements at LinuxWorld Expo

Novell made several exciting announcements at LinuxWorld 2005 in San Francisco:

> Novell Expands Worldwide Availability of Linux with the Launch of the openSUSE Project
> Novell Simplifies Server Migration to Linux
> Novell Goes to Market with Leading Open Source Application Providers
> Listen to Novell's LinuxWorld Press Conference (Flsh Player Required)

Visit this link for a complete list of Novell's announcements at LinuxWorld Expo, as well as Novell partner announcements - and links to each announcement.


special features

BrainShare Barcelona 2005 Registration Discount (11-15 September 2005)
Register now to attend BrainShare in Barcelona, Spain. This year's event will be filled with breakout sessions, labs, showcases, and activities related to Novell solutions and technology. This year's conference will be held in a new venue: CCIB - part of the new Diagonal Mar on the coastline of Barcelona. As a member of Novell Linux Users International, you are eligible for a special 20% registration discount. Simply register using the following registration code: LXUG163A12

Novell Delivers Enhancements for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9
Novell has released the second service pack (SP2) for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, delivering numerous security improvements, maintenance enhancements, and updates for the most popular open source projects within the distribution. SP2 also includes new software packages that facilitate improved clustering and server consolidation, providing a more scalable and efficient solution for enterprise customers.

Novell Ships GroupWise 7
Novell GroupWise 7 is now available worldwide. Novell GroupWise is the most secure and reliable collaboration platform in the industry and runs on multiple operating system platforms. GroupWise 7 provides integrated e-mail and instant messaging, enhanced Microsoft Outlook support and a pre-bundled license of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

New Self-Study Kit Bundle Available from Novell
Novell Training Services is now providing a comprehensive set of Linux certification self-study courseware and training materials comprising courses 3060, 3037, 3038, 3057, and 3058. Jump-start your Novell Linux and Open Enterprise Server studies, or supplement other classroom training. Watch for further information.

Get 20% off CompTIA's Linux+ Exam with the Purchase of "Getting Started with Linux" Self-Study Kit
CompTIA and Novell have joined to provide technical professionals with an exciting new learning opportunity. “Getting Started with Linux”: Novell’s Guide to CompTIA’s Linux+ (Course 3060) introduces students to the knowledge and skills needed to manage all Linux distributions. Not only does this unique course prepare students for the CompTIA Linux+ exam; it offers an excellent way to begin preparing for the Novell Certified Linux Professional (Novell CLP). Through this course, students will acquire one-third of the knowledge needed to become a Novell CLP.

Free Developer Shortcut Guide to SUSE LINUX Now Available
The eBook, written for experienced developers who are looking to get a quick start on writing open source-based enterprise applications, offers the most up-to-date information on the capabilities of SUSE LINUX as a development environment for enterprise .NET and Java applications. Authored by industry expert John Featherly and sponsored by Novell, this eBook is absolutely free. Chapter 1 is available now for download.

Novell Open Enterprise Server Competitive Migration Offer
Save nearly 50% on your purchase of Novell Open Enterprise Server when you migrate from any major competitor Migrate from one of these, and save big! Microsoft Windows NT4, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition; Windows Server 2003 Web Edition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, IBM OS/2 Warp Server, SCO UnixWare 7, Microsoft LAN Manager, IBM LAN Server, Banyan Vines.

Novell Validates High Performance Computing Stack on Linux
Novell has announced an integrated, tested and validated solution for high performance computing. Based on the HP BladeSystem solution, SUSE(TM) Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, and additional components from Novell and HP partners, the solution constitutes the first high performance computing (HPC) offering under Novell's Validated Configuration Program, launched earlier this year. As a result, customers can now to take full advantage of high performance computing on Linux, making it easier to deploy a complex, clustered Linux-based infrastructure with a flexible, fully tested, fully integrated solution backed by Novell and HP.

Novell and SAP Help Companies Reduce TCO
More SAP users are deploying Novell SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server as their operating system. Find out how customers can reduce their TCO with Novell and SAP solutions.

Novell Takes Market Share Lead for Linux Servers in China
Novell has garnered the largest market share in China's Linux Server Operating Environment for the first half of 2005, according to IDC's recent study "China Linux Market Analysis, 1H2005". The report shows that Novell leads the industry by revenue with 32.9 percent market share and in unit shipments with 30 percent.

Free Seminars: Migrating from Solaris to Linux on OpenPower
Over the next few months IBM and Novell are sponsoring a series of free seminars in cities worldwide on migrating from Solaris to Linux on the IBM OpenPower architecture.

Evaluation Software Downloads: OES, NLSBS, and SUSE Linux Pro 9.3
- Novell Open Enterprise Server: Allows you to install Novell's advanced networking services on either NetWare or SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9.
- Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9.0: 60-day evaluation includes Novell Linux Small Business Server, GroupWise Server for Linux, Linux desktop software, GroupWise Client for Windows, and Red Carpet automatic updates.
- SUSE Linux 9.3 Professional: Installable DVD evaluation will enable Linux users to try the latest open source desktop, server, and application functionality from Novell.

industry articles

The Linux Integration Story
21 July 2005: Interview with Charles Ungaschick, Novell Director of Product Marketing. - IT Business Edge

University Sees Savings in Linux
19 July 2005: De Montfort University anticipates major cost savings and efficiencies from using Linux from Novell. - Computer Weekly

Linux Moves on Australian Market
19 July 2005: Predictions of Linux growth in Australia of 15 per cent by 2008 - SMH

Linux Goes Global
18 July 2005: Serious Linux deployments are popping up all over, from German insurers to Chinese banks. - ComputerWorld

technical tips

BrainStorm Cool Tip: Installing Templates
You can create a document right from your GNOME desktop if you install the templates you use often. Here's how you do it.

AppNote: How to Implement Login Scripts into a Pure Linux Environment
Written for existing Linux admins, this appnote explains in detail the various options and requirements for various Login Scripts in Linux. From LDAP to Crontab, this appnote is very informative.

How to upgrade the Novell Client for Linux
There are three supported ways for upgrading the Novell Client for Linux. These three methods are via Terminal, Yast2, or Red Carpet. We will go over each one individually so that you can determine which one fits your needs.

Perform Remote SuSE Installations With Virtual Network Computing
Anyone who's done more than a few server installations knows what a tedious process of point-click-wait-type-wait some more it is. Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply dispatch an intern to power on the system and stick in the install disk, type a few initial commands, and you could do the rest from your nice cozy office chair hundreds of miles away? Well, with SUSE LINUX you can, thanks to a collection of open source, standards-based tools.

Linux Tutorials
Here are three demos you'll want to carve out some time for. Understanding and Using the Linux Standard Base, Porting .NET Applications to Linux, and Password Management using Password Self-service on Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES).

customer success

Leading EDA Software Vendor Adopts SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server to Meet Customer Demand
Mentor Graphics provides electronic design automation (EDA) software for high technology customers in a variety of industries including telecommunications, computer hardware, semiconductor and automotive. Developing such complex software requires a high performance, stable operating platform. Mentor Graphics added Linux to its development environment to respond to request from customers who were moving their own development environments to Linux. A side benefit was Mentor's ability to take advantage of the latest low-cost, high performance hardware available for the Linux platform. Mentor Graphics turned to Novell to help its worldwide engineering team deliver its products on SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server.