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Volume 1, Number 28 -- August 10, 2004

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OSRM Says Linux Might Violate Hundreds of Patents
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Many people in the Linux community have been waiting for the other shoe to drop in the intellectual property and copyright lawsuit that has been raging between the SCO Group and IBM for the past year and a half. At the LinuxWorld trade show last week in San Francisco, Open Source Risk Management announced the first independent patent review of the Linux kernel, and that review indicates that it could start raining shoes. READ MORE >


Novell Takes On Red Hat with SuSE Enterprise Server 9
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

SuSE would have undoubtedly got its implementation of the Linux 2.6 kernel out the door without the assistance of Novell, which acquired SuSE late last year. But the combination of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, which was announced last week at the LinuxWorld trade show in San Francisco, and the worldwide Novell training and support machine gives SuSE an even chance of competing with rival Red Hat in the corporate Linux arena. READ MORE >

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Red Hat Packages Up Open Source Application Server
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While operating systems may no longer be the absolute control points that they used to be in the server market, they are still a decent foundation on which to build a business. But a foundation is not a house, and that is why the commercial Linux distributors have focused on selling services and support and moving up the software stack to peddle all kinds of middleware. Red Hat threw its hat in the middleware ring last week as it announced an integrated open source application server to sell with its Enterprise Linux 3 platform. READ MORE >


UserLinux: A Cheaper Enterprise Linux?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It is hard to know for sure how many different commercial Linux distributions the world can support. Technically, the number is boundless, but economically, markets tend to cluster around two or three major alternatives. The members of a new Linux distribution project called UserLinux, which was being championed by none other than open source luminary Bruce Perens, think there is room for another--and a cheaper--enterprise Linux alternative to Red Hat and Novell. READ MORE >

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  But Wait, There's More

NASA to Acquire Huge SGI Altix Linux Cluster . . . HP Finally Supports Linux on Superdome Itanium Servers . . . Red Hat Taps Black Duck for Software IP Management . . . Veritas to Enthusiastically Support Linux . . . Arkeia Gets $4 Million Funding from European Banks . . . Novell Expects Rapid Uptake of SLES 9 . . . MySQL, Information Builders Support Power-Linux . . . READ MORE >

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
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OSRM Says Linux Might Violate Hundreds of Patents

Novell Takes On Red Hat with SuSE Enterprise
Server 9

Red Hat Packages Up Open Source Application Server

UserLinux: A Cheaper Enterprise Linux?

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
IBM Launches New IxA Cards to Link to Nocona Servers

Novell Takes On Red Hat with SuSE Enterprise Server 9

IBM Changes More iSeries, i5 Prices

The Windows Observer
Microsoft Delays Windows Server 2003 SP1 and 64-bit Versions

Intel Launches 64-Bit Xeons For Servers

HP, IBM Roll Out Nocona Servers

The Unix Guardian
SCO Tweaks SCOoffice, Offers Peek At Future OpenServer

Sun Considers Buying Novell, and Lots of Other Companies

Leasing Greases IT Acquisitions, Pumps the Economy

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