Novell releases patches, fixes and updates

Novell has announced the availability of its Consolidated Support Pack 6, a collection of patches, fixes and language updates for key Novell products that have been tested and released simultaneously.

The Consolidated Support Pack 6 includes updates for NetWare 5.1 Support Pack 3 (all languages), Novell Cluster Services 1.0 Support Pack 2 (all languages), NetWare NFS 3.0 Support Pack 2, GroupWise 5.5 Enhancement Pack Support Pack 2 (English) and Support Pack 2 (Multilingual version). Included but not updated in Consolidated Support Pack 6 are NetWare 5.0 Support Pack 6a, NetWare 4.x Support Pack 9, BorderManager 3.5 Support Pack 2, ManageWise 2.7 Support Pack 1, and GroupWise 5.5 Support Pack 4. Consolidated Support Packs are available on CD for approximately $57 (CDN) from Individual support packs continue to be available free via Web download on the Novell Support Connection Web site at

Fujitsu phases out of 3.5″ IDE desktop arena

Fujitsu Canada has announced a new strategic focus for its hard disk drive (HDD) products group that includes a concerted push for market leadership in the fast-growing enterprise and mobile HDD markets, and a phased withdrawal from the 3.5″ IDE desktop drive arena, including both 5400 and 7200 rpm products.

The new focus is intended to capitalize on exploding demand for enterprise HDD products for servers and storage devices, growth in the mobile HDD segment, and emerging markets for smaller hard drives in consumer-oriented household appliances, audio-visual products and other non-PC applications. To accommodate the new push, Fujitsu will shift development, manufacturing and sales resources away from a 3.5″ IDE desktop drive market that recorded negative growth in the first half of 2001.

Canadians now included in last minute travel deals, the 59th minute online travel Web site that makes procrastination pleasurable, has added Montreal and Toronto, the first Canadian departure cities, to the company’s list of cities that feature last minute travel packages.

Launched in the U.S. in May 2000 with discounted packaging of air, hotel, car rental and unique travel experience “extras,” Site59 uses up-to-the minute discounted inventory from more than 1500 leading travel providers worldwide. Site59 assembles unique and outrageous Getaways for customers in the last minute window, showing travel choices for the next seven to 14 days. Packages posted are all-inclusive and are guaranteed available. The proprietary, fully-automated packaging engine serves as the backbone while a creative team digs for cool experiences.