Volume 3, Number 21 -- June 6, 2006
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Red Hat Launches Projects for Collaboration, Code Testing
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat hosted its Red Hat Summit for customers and partners in Nashville, Tennessee, last week, and Matthew Szulik, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, used his keynote address to talk a little bit about the way that the open source community is fostering the ideals of democracy and transparency and to announce some new open source projects aimed at both commercial enterprises and individual consumers. READ MORE >

Red Hat Nixes Database Acquisition Strategy
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It wasn't more than five or six seconds after Red Hat announced it was acquiring open source Java middleware and application development tool provider JBoss a few weeks ago that the entire IT industry starting wondering what Red Hat might do next. The most obvious thing for Red Hat to do now would seem to be to go farther up the software stack and deliver its own database. But don't count on Red Hat doing that any time soon. READ MORE >

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Ubuntu to Support Linux on Sparc T1 Chips
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Even though Solaris will always hold the inside track when it comes to supporting features on the Sparc chip architecture, Sun Microsystems knows that it has to take an extremely open approach to its hardware and software if it wants to become a true volume player in the server racket. And that is why the company is enthusiastic about getting Linux ported to its new "Niagara" Sparc T1 processors. READ MORE >

VMware Offers New Packaging and Pricing with ESX Server 3
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

VMware, the virtual infrastructure software subsidiary of disk array maker EMC, yesterday launched its much-awaited ESX Server 3 virtual machine hypervisor for X86 and X64 servers as well as a new way of packaging the software and its various add-ons. And, because the open source Xen hypervisor, created by XenSource, is gaining steam in the Linux markets and Microsoft is giving away its Virtual Server 2005 partitioning software, the new ESX Server software also includes some price changes, too. READ MORE >



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But Wait, There's More:

Novell Sells Celerant Unit as Sales Continue to Slide . . . Server Makers Dabble in Dempsey Xeons, Wait on Woodcrest . . . Server Sales Decline for the Second Straight Quarter . . . Unisys Peddles Open Source Stacks with Oasis Effort . . . Platform Gets EAL Security Certification for Grid Products . . . Database Sales Grew in 2005, Say IDC and Gartner . . .



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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