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Novell Seeks to ‘Unbend’ MS ‘Facts’ About Open Source

In a move to diffuse Microsoft's "Get the Facts" campaign that openly slams open source, Novell has launched a Web site bent on "unbending the truth." This comes at the same time that open-source advocate Chris Stone, Novell's vice chairman, office of the chief executive officer, unexpectedly left t...

Sun Stalls on Open-Source Solaris

While Sun is hyping the impending release of Solaris 10, the newest version of its Unix-based operating system, debates about the company's plans to launch an open-source version of its software are reaching new heights. Some analysts are calling it a risky move, others are calling it a no-brainer i...

SCO Skips Legal Issues Web Site

It's not clear whether or not industry watchers were holding their breath for the SCO Group's planned November 1 launch of its legal information site to counter the popular Groklaw.net site. But if they were, they may be blue in the face before they see the site that was supposed to chronicle SCO's ...

It’s ‘Official’: Mandrakesoft Releases New Linux Version

Mandrakesoft is giving the penguin a makeover with its latest Linux release, complete with extended support for mobile devices, enhanced hardware compatibility and major application upgrades. Company officials said Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official will become the basis for a large part of the software pu...

UK Report Touts Viability of Linux

Linux could be poised to take another big step into the public sector overseas, thanks to a new report from the UK Office of Government Commerce (OCG). The OCG study concluded that open-source operating systems such as Linux are "viable" and could "generate significant savings." The UK joins other E...

Dell Expands Linux Options with Novell Deal

In a move that gives Linux greater play in the data center, Dell has reached an agreement with Novell to certify Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 on Dell PowerEdge servers. The companies said the deal would give customers more choices for fully-supported Linux platform developments. Dell Servic...

New IBM Blade Cuts into Small Businesses

IBM has announced a new low-cost blade server along with a set of "Business-in-a-Box" solutions targeting small- to mid-sized businesses (SMB). The entry-level BladeCenter Express Model gives smaller companies access to IBM's eServer technology at a lower price. The pared down server can still accom...

Unisys, SAS Unveil Linux Business Intelligence Support

Unisys has joined forces with the SAS Institute to make Linux enterprise-ready for business intelligence in a move that demonstrates the server maker's commitment to meeting customer interest in open-source software and services. The effort is aimed at helping organizations migrate from the propriet...

Does Linux Need a Suit?

When you ask business folk if they've considered hiring an IT consultant to move their company to an open-source platform, some think of a penguin logo and sleep-deprived, pony-tail-sporting developers. Others conjure up an image of an unkempt young techie with his feet up on the desk and Cheetos cr...

Black Duck Provides Open-Source Legal Tool

Black Duck Software has released code designed to help attorneys wade through the multifaceted intellectual property (IP) issues around open-source software. As part of its protexIP solution suite, protexIPTM/license management allows corporate legal teams to manage commercial and open-source softwa...

JBoss Introduces Workflow Engine for BPM

JBoss is throwing its open source weight around in the business process management (BPM) ring, adding a workflow engine to its middleware platform with today's launch of jBPM 2.0. JBoss will compete with the likes of Oracle, BEA Systems, IBM and Microsoft for its share of a BPM market that Gartner p...

IBM Announces New P5 Servers That Run Linux

IBM is putting rivals Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems on notice with the announcement of two new p5 servers capable of running Linux and Unix and allowing users to run 254 virtual servers on each machine. "HP and Sun should be concerned about IBM's p5 because the price of the machines are relat...

Sun, Nvidia Design Professional Graphics Alliance

A day after visual computing company SGI announced its relationship with ATI Technologies, competitor Nvidia is boasting about its new alliance with Sun Microsystems. Sun has bundled Nvidia's Quadro graphics technology into its Java Workstations running Solaris, Windows or Linux operating systems in...

Rumors Suggest Photo Ability To Be Added to iPod

Apple just might be preparing for a coup d'etat in the digital media world, if gossip about new iPod functionality making its way across the Mac grapevine proves to be true. Apple rumor site ThinkSecret aid "highly reliable sources" have revealed that the computer-maker will announce a 60 GB iPod wi...

Nintendo DS Readies for Portable Gaming Competition

Nintendo is enforcing its dominance in the portable gaming world with the launch of its wireless Nintendo DS, a handheld double-screen console that will allow players to control games with touch or voice, monitor two-screen action and even compete wirelessly with others. Nintendo DS will launch in t...

Computer Associates Launches Usage-Based Pricing

Computer Associates (CA) has introduced a usage-based pricing model for its portfolio of mainframe management software products. The overhauled pricing strategy is called Measured Workload Pricing and moves the software industry another step closer to utility computing. "Our FlexSelect licensing pro...

Sun, Kodak Settle Patent Lawsuit

Sun Microsystems has settled its long-fought patent infringement case with Eastman Kodak, heading off a jury decision on the penalty. Faced with the prospect of paying damages of more than US$1 billion in federal court, the software giant reached an out-of-court agreement late last night, according ...

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