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Linux and Windows Server Sales Outpace the Market in Q4
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Well, it is probably not a big surprise to anyone that revenues for servers running Linux or Windows outpaced the sales of the rest of the market in the final quarter of 2007. In fact, one way of looking at the market statistics just released by analysts at IDC is that Linux and Windows boxes are the main reason why the server market managed to grow revenues by 2.4 percent to $15.7 billion, driven by a 9 percent growth in shipments. READ MORE >

Novell Swings to a Modest Profit in Fiscal Q1
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Linux operating system licenses and, more precisely, support contracts for Linux, continues to allow commercial operating systems and systems management software maker Novell to transition away from its proprietary NetWare product line and toward a more open and distributed platform future. But the work, as Novell's financial results from the first quarter of fiscal 2008, remains undone, and while the company swung to a modest profit and grew revenues, the profit is still small and Novell is still fighting to stay a $1 billion company. READ MORE >


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MetaRAM Quadruples DDR2 Memory Capacity in Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

There are a lot of different ways to skin a system design, but the one that has been favored by processor and system designers alike for the past three decades is to boost the clock speed on the processor as high as possible, make each clock do more work, and add layers and layers of progressively faster main memory to the box to keep those faster processors fed. There are a number of problems with this approach, and they have caused a performance and capacity gap between central processors and memory subsystems that is still not being properly addressed. But a startup company called MetaRAM, which has just come out of stealth mode, thinks it has come up with an clever solution that will get CPUs and memory subsystems more in synch. READ MORE >


As I See It: Change in Plan
by Victor Rozek

At some point, we all come face to face with the specter of limitation as time begins to pare down our options, awakening a dormant sense of urgency. It is, in part, a whimsical reminder that we'll never become the major leaguer, or the astronaut, or the ballerina we once wanted to be. More bluntly, it is the humbling confirmation that we are not yet independently wealthy, are unlikely to win national acclaim, or have our book plugged by Oprah. It is the time when idealists discover that not only have they failed to save the world, they haven't even changed it a smidgen. In short, it is a belated awareness that the path to happiness lies in a different direction. READ MORE >



 

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Microsoft Promises To Be Less Secretive, More Open
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft has promised to take a much more open stance as it pertains to sharing APIs, protocols, and other technical documentation with third-party developers, including open source developers. The software giant established four principles that it says will provide a guide for how it will interact with other organizations in the years to come, and backed up that promise with the immediate posting of 30,000 pages of technical documentation that were formerly considered trade secrets. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• Canonical Sets Ubuntu 8.10, Taps KVM Virtualization

• Linux Vendors React to Microsoft's Openness Promises

• Dell's 10 Percent Growth and Profit Drop Disappoints Wall Street

• Sun Open Sources "Honeycomb" Disk Array Software

• Imation Previews Super-Dense Adjacent Track Tape Tech


 

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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
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Linux and Windows Server Sales Outpace the Market in Q4

Infinite Software Partners with HP, Acquires Altos Technology Group

Mad Dog 21/21: Plane's Peeking

MetaRAM Quadruples DDR2 Memory Capacity in Servers

Four Hundred Stuff
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BOSaNOVA Adds Encryption to Thin Clients

Big Iron
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Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
XAMPP: The PHP Developer's Dream

Programmatically Retrieve Defined System i Names

Admin Alert: Five Minutes to Moving System i Objects Between Partitions

System i PTF Guide
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The Windows Observer
Microsoft Promises To Be Less Secretive, More Open

Welcome to Legacy Status, Windows Server

'Centro' and 'Cougar' Become Windows Server Essentials

Microsoft Presses Forward with Yahoo, as Shareholder Lawsuits Mount

Today is the Big 'Heroes Happen Here' Launch Event

The Unix Guardian
Q&A with HP's Brian Cox: Tukwila Itaniums and Hockey Pucks

Gartner Gives Annual Report Cards to Server Makers

IDC Tweaks Global IT Spending Estimates Downward for 2008

As I See It: Change in Plan

Welcome to Legacy Status, Windows Server

Four Hundred Monitor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Linux and Windows Server Sales Outpace the Market in Q4

Novell Swings to a Modest Profit in Fiscal Q1

MetaRAM Quadruples DDR2 Memory Capacity in Servers

As I See It: Change in Plan

Microsoft Promises To Be Less Secretive, More Open

But Wait, There's More:

Canonical Sets Ubuntu 8.10, Taps KVM Virtualization . . . Linux Vendors React to Microsoft's Openness Promises . . . Dell's 10 Percent Growth and Profit Drop Disappoints Wall Street . . . Sun Open Sources "Honeycomb" Disk Array Software . . . Imation Previews Super-Dense Adjacent Track Tape Tech . . .


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