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Volume 2, Number 42 -- November 8, 2005

 
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Novell Names President, Cuts 10 Percent of Workforce
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The expected restructuring that Novell was rumored to be undertaking this week has indeed come to pass, but the layoffs are not as deep as many had been fearing. The rumor mill had it that Novell might cut as much as 20 percent of its 5,800-strong workforce, and some Wall Street analysts and investors in the company were calling for the company to divest itself of a number of business units to get on more profitable footing. Novell announced after the market close last Wednesday that it is laying off a little more than 10 percent of its workforce and is exploring the sale of one of its consulting units--one that it was already mulling divesting itself of. READ MORE >

 

Fabric7 Creates Flexible Opteron Server for Linux, Windows
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

After years and years of consolidation in the server industry, where a cornucopia of vendors selling a wide variety of server architectures has been crunched down by market forces into a relative handful of server makers selling only a few different server architectures and only supporting a number of operating system platforms, it is refreshing to see a new vendor like Fabric7 Systems enter the market with an interesting new architecture on the Opteron processor from AMD. READ MORE >


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PA Semi Divulges Its Power Processor Aspirations
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If you are going to talk up the idea of the Power processor as an open standard and as the only viable, long-term alternative to the X64 architecture being created together (through competition but certainly not cooperation) by Intel and Advanced Micro Devices, you have to put your mouth where you money is, and vice versa. And to its credit, IBM has done that by licensing the Power architecture to startup chip maker PA Semi, which will soon be competing with Big Blue in the Power chip business. READ MORE >

 

MySQL Brings Database Up to Par for Enterprise Deployments
by Alex Woodie

Large companies that previously would not consider the open-source MySQL database due to its lack of high-end features needed to run enterprise applications may want to take a fresh look at the data platform. Last week the Swedish company announced MySQL version 5.0, which adds critical new features such as triggers, stored procedures, and views, which for years have been available in competing databases. READ MORE >

 

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   But Wait, There's More

Red Hat Readies Xen Virtualization, Stateless Linux for Enterprise Linux 5 . . . Intel Begins "Paxville" Xeon MP Shipments, Adds Goodies . . . SteelEye Delivers Update for LifeKeeper Clustering for Linux . . . OpenLogic Hires CEO, Gets Series A Venture Funding . . . Sun, Microsoft Work on Java-.NET Interoperability . . . Oracle Ships Free Database for Linux and Windows . . . IBM Launches New Tape Drive and Tape Library . . . 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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THIS ISSUE
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Arkeia
Egenera
Guild Companies
Linux Networx
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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Novell Names President, Cuts 10 Percent of Workforce

Fabric7 Creates Flexible Opteron Server for Linux, Windows

PA Semi Divulges Its Power Processor Aspirations

MySQL Brings Database Up to Par for Enterprise Deployments

But Wait, There's More




The Four Hundred
Domino on the iSeries Versus the Competition

Two New iSeries ISVs Target Large Accounts

PA Semi Divulges Its Power Processor Aspirations

As I See It: Management by Intercourse

The Windows Observer
Microsoft Aims to Streamline Web Experience with "Live" Offerings

Microsoft Revenues Grow 6 Percent, Profit Soars to $3.1 Billion

SQL Server 2005 Released to Manufacturing

Informatica Aims to Virtualize Data with PowerCenter 8

The Unix Guardian
Entry Unix Servers: It's a Tighter Three-Horse Race Now

HP Delivers Unix-Itanium Blade Server

Sun Continues to Transition Products and Lose Money

PA Semi Divulges Its Power Processor Aspirations




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