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openSUSE Build Service Pumps Out Red Hat, CentOS Packages
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The openSUSE community that is backed by commercial Linux distributor Novell and that has created an open, publicly available build service as the backbone of the openSUSE development version of SUSE Linux announced last week that it can now package open source programs with two competitive Linuxes. With the ability to package applications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and their clones from alternative RHEL supplier, CentOS, the openSUSE Build Service is that much more useful. READ MORE >

IBM to Buy AMD? Seems Unlikely, But an Interesting Idea
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

A few weeks ago, when I was complaining that Big Blue needed to rationalize its product names, I quipped that IBM could start making its own Opteron processors just so it could call its X64-based servers the System/x6 line and then make it match the System/p6 Power servers and System/z6 mainframes. I was joking, but a report in the Financial Times last week suggested that IBM and Advanced Micro Devices might be thinking of merging their processor businesses. READ MORE >


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Lenovo Licenses X64 Server Designs from IBM to Build Boxes
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Well, here's an interesting turn of events at the low-end of the X64 server racket. IBM, which has big-time aspirations in the X64 server market as it relates to companies that are gauged as small or medium in size in terms of revenues and employee count, is licensing its server technology to Chinese PC maker Lenovo, which bought its PC business back in 2004 for $1.25 billion. Why on earth would IBM sell its server designs to Lenovo, possibly creating another competitor? READ MORE >


As I See It: Avatar Nation
by Victor Rozek

Let's say that you want to attend LinuxWorld. But this year, LinuxWorld is being held in San Francisco, Boston, New York, or anywhere except where you are. First, you'd have to budget for the trip a year ahead, or there would be no money for travel. Next, you'd have to grovel for permission from management. Then you'd have to book a flight, make your hotel reservations, and rent a car. On your travel day, you would probably get up at some ungodly hour to get to the airport early, leave your car in the ridiculously expensive long-term parking, and subject yourself to the indignities of search and seizure. READ MORE >



 

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SOA Remains Hard to Define, but Projects on the Rise
by Dan Burger

The concept of service oriented architecture (SOA) remains a slippery fish to grasp. For many people, SOA defies an accurate and meaningful description. Some deny that it is anything new. It can be said that it entails new standards-based ways of tying business processes together, another way of saying interoperability, and that is perhaps its most valuable benefit. Not being able to precisely describe it doesn't stand in the way of people claiming to know it when they see it. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• The Rumor Mill on IBM's Impending Platform Announcements

• HP FOSSology: Making it Easier for Companies to Adopt Open Source Apps

• IBM Tweaks Prices on BladeCenter H and Power Blade Networking Gear

• Sun Makes an Honest Profit in Fiscal Q2 on Weak Growth

• IBM Buys AptSoft, Bringing Yet Another Twist to the SOA Story


 

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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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Readers Pipe Up On the STG Reorg and System i Wish List

Four Hundred Stuff
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IBM Sets Sights on Microsoft and SMB with Linux/Domino Combos

Mirroring/400 Considers Move Into U.S. Market

VAI Debuts System i Consultation Services

RJS Updates Document Management Software

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Four Hundred Guru
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The Windows Observer
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Microsoft to IBM: Tolerate PSI Mainframes or Quit Europe

Dell Launches New, Power-Efficient Blade Servers

E-Government Program Unveiled by Microsoft

Microsoft Rains on IBM's Lotusphere Parade

The Unix Guardian
Sun Asks ISVs Why They Love Solaris

Weak Dollar, Services, and Power6 Give IBM a Solid Fourth Quarter

IBM Aims for Server Expansion in 2008

SOA Remains Hard to Define, but Projects on the Rise

The Rumor Mill on IBM's Impending Platform Announcements

Four Hundred Monitor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
openSUSE Build Service Pumps Out Red Hat, CentOS Packages

IBM to Buy AMD? Seems Unlikely, But an Interesting Idea

Lenovo Licenses X64 Server Designs from IBM to Build Boxes

As I See It: Avatar Nation

SOA Remains Hard to Define, but Projects on the Rise

But Wait, There's More:

The Rumor Mill on IBM's Impending Platform Announcements . . . HP FOSSology: Making it Easier for Companies to Adopt Open Source Apps . . . IBM Tweaks Prices on BladeCenter H and Power Blade Networking Gear . . . Sun Makes an Honest Profit in Fiscal Q2 on Weak Growth . . . IBM Buys AptSoft, Bringing Yet Another Twist to the SOA Story . . .


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