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Volume 2, Number 22 -- June 7, 2005

 
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Directory Server Dons a Red Hat
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Last fall, Red Hat, the dominant commercial Linux distributor, acquired some server products from Time Warner, and last week at the Red Hat Summit in New Orleans, Red Hat Directory Server, the first release by the company of those Netscape-derived products, made its debut. RHDS was arguably the star of the show--unless you count Wil Wheaton, the nerdy actor from Star Trek, The Next Generation, who in real life has become a hard-core advocate for open source and who was also at the Red Hat Summit last week. READ MORE >

 

Novell, HP to Sell Preconfigured Linux-Oracle Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

One of the great things about proprietary minicomputers from the 1980s and 1990s such as IBM's AS/400s, Digital Equipment's VAXes, and Hewlett-Packard's HP 3000s was that when you bought one of these machines, it had everything you needed on it: server hardware, operating system, database, and development tools. It was an entire computing platform, nearly devoid of choice, which greatly simplified things. Of course, this lack of choice within a platform and the incompatibilities between such platforms is what spawned the Unix movement, which was all about standardization and driving down costs. READ MORE >


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IBM Launches Promised 32-Way Intel Server
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

After a long wait that was due primarily to the delays in bringing 64-bit Windows and 64-bit Linux operating systems to market with a suite of suitable applications and 64-bit Intel Xeon processors to match them, IBM has finally delivered on its promise to get a 32-way X86 server to market. Last week, IBM rolled out the xSeries 460, which, like the xSeries 366 announced a few months ago, is based on Intel's new 64-bit processors and IBM's X3 "Hurricane" chipset. READ MORE >

 

HP, IBM and Unix, Windows Tied in the Server Market
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The box counters at IDC get their say this week about how the server market did in the first quarter after Gartner jumped the gun on IDC and got its numbers out a little earlier. The story is largely the same either way, but different in some of the details, since the two dominant market analysts in the information technology arena do not and cannot agree on the details (at least until they merge some day). READ MORE >

 

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   But Wait, There's More

Google Launches Summer of Code to Show Students Open Source Software . . . Blue Gene Super to Simulate Key Part of the Human Brain . . . SpikeSource Raises Nearly $13 Million in VC Dough for Expansion . . . Black Duck Gets $12 Million in Second-Round Funding . . . SGI NAS Boxes Archive and Monetize NBA Games . . . Arkeia Backup Products Certified on RHEL 4 . . . HP Says Itanium Application Count Up 25 Percent Since January . . . READ MORE >




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
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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The Linux Beacon

BACK ISSUES

TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Directory Server Dons a Red Hat

Novell, HP to Sell Preconfigured Linux-JBoss-Oracle Servers

IBM Launches Promised 32-Way Intel Server

HP, IBM and Unix, Windows Tied in the Server Market

But Wait, There's More




The Four Hundred
Lawson Acquires Intentia to Rule the Midrange

Eclipse for iSeries Shops: Does Anyone Care?

Sun Microsystems Buys StorageTek for $4.1 Billion

As I See It: The Big Five-Oh

The Windows Observer
IBM Launches Promised 32-Way Intel Server

ScriptLogic Launches Patch Software for Windows Servers

Stalker Software Lines Up CommuniGate Pro Updates

Server Market Is Solid in Q1, Says Gartner

The Unix Guardian
Sun Microsystems Buys StorageTek for $4.1 Billion

HP Delivers the Last of the PA-RISC Processors

NonStop Fault Tolerant Servers Jump to Itanium

As I See It: IT, the Early Days




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