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Microsoft Claims Linux Violates 42 of Its Patents
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft is continuing its saber-rattling against the open source software community in general and Linux in particular. In a Fortune magazine article published this week, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith said the company has counted 235 infringements on Microsoft patents in free and open source software. Meanwhile, Linux violates 42 Microsoft patents, he said. The accusations highlight a troubling aspect of commercial software--patent law--and could signal an end to the cold war positioning and the start of hostile activities between Microsoft and open source software. READ MORE >

Red Hat, IBM Commit to Better Mainframe Linux
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As part of the festivities at the Red Hat Summit user and partner conference in San Diego two weeks ago, Red Hat and mainframe maker IBM outlined a broad partnership deal that the two had inked to make Linux on System z mainframe a better option for customers. The two said the partnership is being driven by customer demand among governments and corporations worldwide who want Red Hat Enterprise Linux to work as seamlessly on mainframes as IBM's own z/OS operating system does. READ MORE >


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IBM Launches First Power6-Based Server
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The wait is finally over. Sort of. Yesterday, at the Four Seasons Hotel in London, IBM finally rolled out its much-awaited Power6 processor and the very first machine to make use of it, a modified System p 570 server that formerly used Power5 and Power5+ chips. This is only the first of what will be many Power6 server announcements in the coming months, stretching into spring 2008. READ MORE >


The Gulf Between Buyers and Sellers Widens in IT, Says IDC
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The analysts at IDC spend a lot of time talking to IT suppliers to understand their strategies and products, and they spend a similarly large amount of time talking to IT managers and C-level executives to try to understand the challenges they face in their data centers. A new report put out by IDC this week focuses on the interface between the two--where IT buyer meets IT seller. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

Developer Population to Grow to 19 Million by 2010 . . . Novell, SAP Ink Linux-ERP Support Deal . . . PlateSpin Improves Virtual Server Replication with PowerConvert 6.6 . . . IBM Outlines Its Long-Term Plans to Wall Street . . . Sybase, Red Hat to Build Database Appliance . . . Acquisitions Fuel Growth for Reseller Logicalis . . .


 

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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
IBM Tweaks i5 515 and 525 User-Based Prices

An i5 Platform: Q&A with Marlin Equity's Top Brass

The Gulf Between Buyers and Sellers Widens in IT, Says IDC

As I See It: Operating on Overload

Four Hundred Stuff
Look, Ma, 5250 App Access from Outlook, Google

LANSA Upgrades Modernization Tool

RJS Unveils New Forms, PDF Solutions for System i

NGS Makes DB2/400 Data Accessible from MS Office

Big Iron
Unisys Ports OS 2200 Mainframe Operating System to Xeons

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Groovy: A Powerful Scripting Language for Java Developers on System i

Old Programs Can Learn to Behave Themselves

Another Way to Retrieve i5 System Storage Space

System i PTF Guide
May 12, 2007: Volume 9, Number 19

May 5, 2007: Volume 9, Number 18

April 28, 2007: Volume 9, Number 17

April 21, 2007: Volume 9, Number 16

April 14, 2007: Volume 9, Number 15

April 7, 2007: Volume 9, Number 14

The Windows Observer
It's Official: Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Slashes 'Viridian' Features to Meet Ship Date

Microsoft Talks Up SQL Server 'Katmai'

Microsoft Claims Linux Violates 42 of Its Patents

The Unix Guardian
HP Turns in a Solid Fiscal 2007 Second Quarter

IBM's AIX Roadmap Through 2015

Sun's Board Authorizes $3 Billion in Share Buybacks

The X Factor: Small Is Beautiful

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Microsoft Claims Linux Violates 42 of Its Patents

Red Hat, IBM Commit to Better Mainframe Linux

IBM Launches First Power6-Based Server

The Gulf Between Buyers and Sellers Widens in IT, Says IDC

But Wait, There's More:


Developer Population to Grow to 19 Million by 2010 . . . Novell, SAP Ink Linux-ERP Support Deal . . . PlateSpin Improves Virtual Server Replication with PowerConvert 6.6 . . . IBM Outlines Its Long-Term Plans to Wall Street . . . Sybase, Red Hat to Build Database Appliance . . . Acquisitions Fuel Growth for Reseller Logicalis . . .


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