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Volume 4, Number 3 -- January 23, 2007
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OSDL and Free Standards Group Merge into the Linux Foundation
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Open Source Development Labs, an industry consortium established by key IT vendors who wanted to get a hand in steering the development of Linux and other open source programs, yesterday announced that it has merged with the Free Standards Group, the home of the Linux Standards Base specification, to create a new entity called the Linux Foundation. READ MORE >

Sun, Intel Form Alliance for Xeon Servers and Workstations
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Last week, executives at Sun Microsystems hinted at the release of the 11/06 update for Solaris 10 that it would be forming partnerships with various OEM partners to get Solaris more broadly supported by the vendor community. And yesterday, Sun announced a broad alliance with Intel, which will see the chip maker endorse Solaris as a tier one platform and Sun make Xeon-based servers and workstations, Sun is showing that it is dead serious about cranking up Solaris adoption and getting a higher-volume X64 server business. READ MORE >


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IDC Says Global IT Spending Will Kiss $1.5 Trillion By 2010
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Having made their projections for IT spending in 2007, the analysts at IDC have put a high sheen on their crystal balls and looked out further to project what the IT budgets of 2010 might look like in the aggregate. And if things pan out as IDC expects, then IT spending in 2010 should come in at just under $1.5 trillion. READ MORE >


The X Factor: Solaris Versus Linux Support Pricing
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Since Solaris 10 was announced nearly two years ago, Sun Microsystems has been determined to convince any and all that its Unix variant, which was taken open source and made freely available in binaries as well like Linux, is not only spiritually like Linux, but better and cheaper, too. With the initial Solaris 10 support pricing announced in early 2005, Solaris 10 support was certainly a lot less expensive than Linux. But a lot has changed since then. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

Red Hat Hires Ex-SUSE Sales Exec to Run EMEA Channels . . . Mandriva Shortens Consumer Linux Release Schedule . . . IBM Closes Out 2006 With a Strong Fourth Quarter . . . USPTO Elaborates on 2006's Issued Patents and Backlog . . . New Congress, AT&T Revive the Net Neutrality Issue . . . Sun Patches Security Hole in Java Runtime Environment . . .


 

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


 
Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
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The Four Hundred
Big Blue Readies Revamped Storage for the System i

IBM Closes Out 2006 With a Strong Fourth Quarter

Zend Describes Multiple Instances on i5/OS, Previews RPG Wrapper

Ask TPM: The Economics of Open Source Software

Four Hundred Stuff
IBM Patches Security Flaw in OS/400 V5R3

LXI Partners with FalconStor for VTL

Lawson Brings EMEA EAM App to the U.S.

Seagull Relaunches Farabi Tool Under BlueZone Name

Big Iron
VSE Becomes an Instrument of Strategy

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Using APIs to Send Impromptu Messages, Take Two

Gotcha Lurking in Datalink File Manager for DB2/400

Admin Alert: Ending Subsystems Properly

System i PTF Guide
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The Windows Observer
Microsoft Partners Begin Testing for Dynamics CRM 'Titan'

Aras Delivers Open Source PLM Software for Windows

Intel Delivers More Quad-Core Server and PC Chips

SGI and Microsoft Partner on Windows Supercomputer Clusters

The Unix Guardian
Sun Tapes Out Rock Sparc Chip, Gooses Clocks on Niagara Sparc T1

Sun Finally Gets Solaris 10 11/06 Update Out the Door

Unisys Broadens Oasis Open Source Software Stacks for Linux

Why the Number of Women in IT Is Decreasing

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
OSDL and Free Standards Group Merge into the Linux Foundation

Sun, Intel Form Alliance for Xeon Servers and Workstations

IDC Says Global IT Spending Will Kiss $1.5 Trillion By 2010

The X Factor: Solaris Versus Linux Support Pricing

But Wait, There's More:


Red Hat Hires Ex-SUSE Sales Exec to Run EMEA Channels . . . Mandriva Shortens Consumer Linux Release Schedule . . . IBM Closes Out 2006 With a Strong Fourth Quarter . . . USPTO Elaborates on 2006's Issued Patents and Backlog . . . New Congress, AT&T Revive the Net Neutrality Issue . . . Sun Patches Security Hole in Java Runtime Environment . . .


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