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Volume 2, Number 44 -- November 29, 2005

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The Linux-Windows Warriors Get Better Weapons
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

You can crab all you want about vendor-sponsored research, such as the many studies that Microsoft has sponsored directly or endorsed as it tries to fight off the onslaught of Linux, but it does one very practical thing. The heated competition and even more heated words are, of course, amusing, but the truth is, the analytical weapons that the Windows allies and the Linux allies are deploying are getting more sophisticated. And this is a good thing for customers, even if it makes life difficult for commercial Linux distributors and Microsoft. READ MORE >


Liquid Computing Jumps into the Servers with a Big Splash
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Every so often in the server business, some technology or economic change comes along that allows upstarts to take a run at the old guard. When technology changes coincide more or less with arduous economic circumstances, that cocktail can be a quite powerful influence. We may be in the thick of such a transition now, and that is why we are suddenly seeing new kinds of servers entering the market. Liquid Computing, which just put its servers into alpha, is one such vendor. READ MORE >

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Chip Wars: Intel vs AMD, IBM vs Intel

The chip wars are on, says Brian Kelly in his new book about the processor chip business.

Intel, the dominant chip maker in the world, is a household name, but there is a question about whether the giant chipmaker is still the technology leader it claims to be. This book answers that question and gives you information you need to know to understand what's inside the engine of your computer and why the old maxims no longer apply.

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HP's Q4 Sales Grow, Profits Hit by Restructuring
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hewlett-Packard reported its fourth quarter and year-end fiscal 2005 financial results just after we went to press in the last issue, and the numbers were more or less in line with the expectation that the company would see decent revenue growth, but would see its bottom line in the quarter impacted by restructurings announced earlier in the year. HP pushed $22.9 billion in various wares and services in the quarter, up 7 percent year-over-year, but net earnings were down 62 percent to $416 million due to nearly $1.6 billion in restructuring charges. READ MORE >


Shaking IT Up: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Use Your New Software
by Kevin Vandever

You're live! You did it! All the hard work, long hours, and short tempers of the past few months or years are behind you. The high-fives, appreciation dinners, and story telling can commence. It's time to sit back and watch your new system hum and to prepare for the high praise from the user community about how you made their jobs more efficient and enabled the company to turn higher profits. From now on it's easy street, right? READ MORE >


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   But Wait, There's More

Server Market to Grow to $81 Billion by 2011? Is That a Joke? . . . Novell Clarifies its Position on KDE and Gnome Interfaces . . . AMD Is Ready for More Black Ink . . . Bytware Debuts McAfee-Based Antivirus for Linux PCs . . . Sun, NEC, and AMD Partner for 50 Teraflops Opteron Cluster . . . IBM Previews "Viper" DB2 Database Version . . . Big Blue Gets Presidential Award for Processor Innovation . . . 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


The Linux-Windows Warriors Get Better Weapons

Liquid Computing Jumps into the Servers with a Big Splash

HP's Q4 Sales Grow, Profits Hit by Restructuring

Shaking IT Up: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Use Your New Software

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
Domino on the iSeries: The Empire Can Strike Back

The Once and Future OS/400 Ecosystem

International Business Server, International Business Desktop

Mad Dog 21/21: Hasta La Vista, Budget

The Windows Observer
HPC Version of Windows Server Goes to Public Beta

Executive Memos Point to a Disrupted Microsoft

Gates Lays Out Vision of Future of Supercomputing

IBM Unveils New Midrange Storage Systems

The Unix Guardian
Sun Makes Niagara Teaser Announcement, Servers Imminent

Linux Clusters Continue to Expand in Top 500 Supers Ranking

IBM Updates Virtualization Engine for Multiplatform Management

IBM Unveils New Midrange Storage Systems

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