Novell, IBM push Linux

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Novell, IBM push Linux

Novell and IBM are working together to get software developers to create applications for Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server software on the IBM Power platform, reports

The companies contend that SuSE Enterprise Server and the processing capabilities of Power5 processor-based servers offer more options to customers using Linux.

Under the joint promotional effort, which runs to the end of March, software vendors can test SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for the Power line, including an evaluation kit and software upgrades, at no charge.

The companies have an established relationship, with IBM signing a deal to offer SuSE software on most of its hardware.

Bug forces computers to dial 911

A US man has pleaded guilty to sending rigged e-mails that caused computers to dial the 911 emergency services number, Reuters reports.

David Jeansonne admitted to sending e-mails to about 20 subscribers of the Microsoft MSN TV television Internet service. An attachment in the e-mail rewrote the user`s access numbers to 911.

He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of intentionally damaging computers and causing a public safety threat.

New Matrix game on the way

Video game publisher Atari is set to release a new Matrix title this year that will allow players to assume the role of actor Keanu Reeves` lead character, Neo.

Reuters reports that the Wachowski brothers, who wrote and directed the Matrix trilogy of films and directed the 2003 video game Enter the Matrix, will also write and direct the new game.

The likenesses of the key characters from the films will appear in the game, as will footage from the movies.

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