Volume 3, Number 20 -- May 23, 2006
The Linux Beacon is taking a hiatus next week, and will resume publishing June 6.
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Dell Says Uncle, Readies Opteron-Based PowerEdge Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Late last week, server and PC maker Dell announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2007, which were somewhat disappointing because Dell is seeing revenue growth slow and profits decline. And, to get back to growing again, Dell is taking a number of actions, including adding Advanced Micro Devices as an alternative processor supplier for its PowerEdge server line, wringing $3 billion in costs out of its structure, investing in employee training, and expanding its support facilities. READ MORE >

Sun Microsystems Begins Taking Java Open Source
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

"I get a lot of flack about being a software guy and for giving away a lot of free stuff," explained Jonathan Schwartz, the new chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems at the JavaOne 2006 show in San Francisco last week in his keynote address. Having taken its Solaris Unix, Java Enterprise System middleware, and T1 Sparc processor open source, there is one significant piece of software technology that has remained closed: Java. That, after long last, is finally changing. READ MORE >

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by Timothy Prickett Morgan

To fill a gap in its virtualization software lineup for servers and desktops, IBM last week acquired Rembo Technology, a small company based in Geneva, Switzerland. Rembo, which was founded in 1999, is shorthand for remote boot, which was the first capability that Rembo's products had when they were created seven years ago. Today, Rembo has three products. READ MORE >

HP's Revenues Up 5 Percent in Q2, Profits Jump 51 Percent
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While Hewlett-Packard has improved its sales and boosted profits in the past year, the second fiscal quarter shows that HP still has a lot of work to. As he has done in the past two quarters in announcing HP's financial results, chief executive officer Mark Hurd once again started and ended his call with Wall Street analysts reminding everyone last week that he knows HP has issues and is trying to address them. Having said all that, HP's fiscal second quarter was not all that bad. READ MORE >



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But Wait, There's More:

Novell Says It Has Improved Driver Support in SUSE Linux . . . Novell, NCR Sign Linux Pact for POS Gear . . . Sun Gives Developers Free Access to Grid Utility, Other Goodies . . . BOSaNOVA Brings OpenOffice 2.0 to Linux-Based Thin Clients . . . EXTOL Adds Support for Linux in EDI Software . . . IBM Researchers Push Tape Densities in the Lab . . .



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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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