The power of ZEN
You can't beat the power of ZenWorks even in AD driven environments.
No eDirectory required now as well.
ZCM 11 is looking sweet.
7 posts • joined 16 Jun 2007
Novell today is still making worthy contributions to this sector. Its only FUD that archs on about the past that at every point people try and write Novell off.
Lets take the three following:
NSS (Novell Storage Services) is far more adavanced the NTFS. If I have a folder that has lots of files/sub folders on a OES 2 Linux or NetWare Volume) and I assign a file rights its just done. Do that on even the latest verison of Server 2008 and I can make lots of cups of tea whilst I wait for it to happen.
Need to get workstations to Windows 7, ZCM 10 (Zenworks 10) can with a few clicks, can take all the personal settings of a Windows machine, then auto reimage that machine with Windows 7 and then restore the personal settings.
eDirectory winds hands down on perforance and time to replicate changes compeared to AD.
Having just attended Brainshare Amsterdam, Novell still has clients and its winning business. So ratter then speard the fud, check out what it can do for you.
"Looking just at the unplanned outages that catch IT staffs by surprise, these results suggest Gmail is twice as reliable as a Novell GroupWise solution, and four times more reliable than a Microsoft Exchange-based solution that companies must maintain themselves."
Funny I still have access to my Novell GroupWise account today and so do the X number of clients we support on their own systems and less downtime then GMail in the last 12 months by the sound of it!
Figures and stats are fun :)
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Suse Enterprise Linux Desktop 10, happens to be what clients are asking us to deploy! Its also a good desktop. Lenovo make good desktops and laptops. Couldnt be better news.
Fingers cross they bring more of the ThinkVantage Technologies over to Linux as well. Its the one key feature missing when running anything other then Windows on a Thinkpad. (Currenty only ThinkVantage Access Connections for Linux exists).
Because the Novell Editon of OpenOffice comes with:
Support from Novell
Starts faster on Windows then the opensource verison
Has better VB support
Has the same common fonts as windows
Does not screw all my fonts/page margins up from word docs.
And 100s of other fixes from Novell engineers and the community which will make its way into the version on OpenOffice.org some time in the next year!
Novell are no angel but its history and enterprise skillset make Linux cool, hence why we are slowy able to migrate our clients off windows desktops.
We wouldnt be doing the migration work we are doing today if Novell didnt have a Linux Desktop or a version of OpenOffice!
Supported Linux, Linux thats enterprise and small business ready means more users and a smaller server and desktop share for Microsoft.
All good in my eyes.
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