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More Details on Novell-CPTN Deal

by Richard Jones  |  January 24, 2011  |  Comments Off

An Infoweek news article broke late last week shedding some additional light on the patents that are part of the CPTN deal. When Novell and Microsoft struck the patent cross-license deal back in 2006, undoubtedly the terms and conditions of the cross license included clauses indicating what was to happen should either party be acquired. [...]

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Novell-Attachmate and the CPTN Patent Deal

by Richard Jones  |  December 17, 2010  |  4 Comments

A colleague of mine, Drue Reeves, pointed me to a recent Channel Register article indicating that it is not just Microsoft behind the CPTN holding company that was created to acquire key Novell patents.  The article indicates that it appears Apple, EMC, and Oracle were also involved with Microsoft in creating the holding company.  To [...]

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Flying Through the Clouds

by Richard Jones  |  December 1, 2010  |  1 Comment

In my last post after getting back onto the blogging network, I mentioned that I’ve had a heavy travel schedule over the past few months.  Most of my travel has been out visiting IT organizations; with the lion’s share of the discussions focused on cloud computing.  I’ve been intrigued with the successes that I’ve heard [...]

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Back on the Blogging Network

by Richard Jones  |  November 30, 2010  |  Comments Off

I guess one may call it a comedy of errors.  Last August, I upgraded my Gartner laptop to Windows 7 from Windows XP.  I like Windows 7, but during the transition, the VPN client that we Gartner Analysts use didn’t get configured correctly.  Now fixing it requires being connected to the internal Gartner network so [...]

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VMware and Novell

by Richard Jones  |  June 10, 2010  |  1 Comment

The news on June 9th of VMware and Novell’s partnership probably surprised some people.  However, in many ways, this makes sense.  I had blogged two and a half years ago about VMware’s vulnerability that 80+% of guest operating systems hosted on its hypervisor are Windows servers.  With Microsoft’s push of Hyper-v, the inevitable will happen.  [...]

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