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Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 2, Number 38 -- October 1, 2003
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Bill's, Andy's, and Linus' Enterprise Adventure, Every Week

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Red Hat Launches Open Source Architecture, Enterprise Linux 3
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat last week gave a sneak preview of its upcoming Linux implementations for enterprise server and workstation customers, which is expected to start shipping in mid to late October. The company is rejiggering the way it builds Linux server operating systems to make them better fit the way customers are actually using Linux. READ MORE >

IBM Offers Virtual Servers on CPU/Hourly Basis
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM's Global Services unit announced another facet of the company's on-demand strategy this week, when it debuted virtual server capacity on an hourly rental basis to corporate customers. While much of IBM's on-demand strategy has so far been focused on helping customers build more flexible IT infrastructures in their own data centers, the Virtual Server Services offering allows them to just have IBM build the whole shebang and to be charged on a metered basis. READ MORE >

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HP Indemnifies Its Linux Base Against SCO Suits, Fees
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If you bought a Linux license packaged by a major commercial Linux distributor such as Red Hat or SuSE from Hewlett-Packard, then installed it on an HP desktop or server and have not messed around with the source code inside Linux (but are rather just running the binaries straight out of the box), then HP will indemnify you from having to pay Linux intellectual property licensing fees to The SCO Group and will cover your legal bills in the event that SCO takes you to court. READ MORE >

IBM Says Indemnity Is Useless, Amends Claims Against SCO
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM last Thursday filed another set of counterclaims against The SCO Group, which has launched a $3 billion lawsuit alleging that Big Blue is in breach of its Unix contract and is responsible for leaking Unix content owned by SCO into the open source Linux 2.4 operating system. The counterclaims came a day after Hewlett-Packard granted its Linux customers who abide by strict rules indemnity against licensing fees sought by SCO and possible legal fees that could result from lawsuits filed by SCO against Linux users. READ MORE >

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SSA Outlines Product Convergence, Branding Strategy
by Alex Woodie

At its annual user conference last week, SSA Global executives addressed the biggest question facing the rapidly growing company: what is SSA's product strategy? The company presented a new branding initiative and the broad outlines of a plan to gradually consolidate its ERP suites into two core lines--one for OS/400, and one for Unix--while simultaneously grouping and renaming its products according to function, such as SSA Manufacturing and SSA Financials. READ MORE >

As I See It: The Disappearing Grown-Up
by Victor Rozek

I enjoy watching people, and because of what I do (coaching, consulting, and facilitation), I tend to watch them intently. I watch their physiology and their behaviors. I look for subtle changes in expression. I listen to what they say and how they say it; I notice what they omit. I track how they treat others and how they act when they think no one is looking. And, lately, whether I'm in the workplace or the mall or watching television, I've been asking myself the same question: where have all the adults gone? READ MORE >

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Shannon O'Donnell,
Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
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Red Hat Launches Open Source Architecture, Enterprise Linux 3

IBM Offers Virtual Servers on CPU/Hourly Basis

HP Indemnifies Its Linux Base Against SCO Suits, Fees

IBM Says Indemnity Is Useless, Amends Claims Against SCO

SSA Outlines Product Convergence, Branding Strategy

As I See It: The Disappearing Grown-Up

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