Novell Updates GroupWise for Linux, Zenworks and Partner Program
Novell Inc. rolled out a host of new announcements at CeBIT, including the first release of its GroupWise collaboration platform to run entirely on Linux, a new patch management offering and a new partner program.HANNOVER, GERMANYJust one day after announcing the 9.1 version of SuSE Linux at the CeBIT 2004 show here, Novell Inc. on Friday rolled out a host of new announcements that included the first release of its GroupWise collaboration platform to run entirely on Linux, a new patch management offering and a new partner program. Novell last year announced that GroupWise would support Linux on both client and server. On March 30, the company finally will deliver this support with the release of GroupWise 6.5 for Linux. GroupWise handles e-mail, calendaring, instant messaging, contact-management, document-management and workflow services. It runs on Novell NetWare and Microsoft Corp.s Windows NT/2000 in addition to Linux. Later this year, Novell plans to add native support for GroupWise for Linux to the Ximian Evolution e-mail and workgroup client for Linux-based systems. Customers can already use the GroupWise Windows client and GroupWise Cross-Platform client with GroupWise 6.5 for Linux. Within 30 days, Novell also plans to add basic GroupWise plug-in support for the Gaim instant messaging client, which will allow Linux desktops to connect to the GroupWise Messenger server in GroupWise 6.5 for secure instant messaging.
GroupWise for Linux is supported on the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Inc. Enterprise Linux distributions.