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Volume 2, Number 45 -- December 6, 2005

The Linux Beacon is going on holiday and will resume publishing on Tuesday, January 10, 2006.

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Cray's CTO Plans Its Future Converged Iron
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If you didn't think that Microsoft was serious about getting into the high performance computing market--what we used to call the supercomputer market--a few weeks ago when it debuted a beta version of Windows for HPC clusters, the fact that Microsoft has just hired away the chief scientist at Cray shows that not only is Microsoft deadly serious, but that Cray is perhaps in a very tough place in its long history. READ MORE >


Server Sales Skyrocket in Q3--But Can It Last?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

There has been much joy in the server business in recent quarters, and the latest market statistics from IDC and Gartner for sales in the third quarter of 2005 are bound to cause even more exuberance among those who sell servers for a living. This is one of the best quarters the market has seen in a long, long time, and there are very good reasons for this. And, sorry to be a killjoy, but I think there are equally good reasons why this will not last for long. READ MORE >

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Novell Appoints New Chief Technology Officer
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor Novell continues to rejigger its management chairs as it deals with departures of key executives. IT Jungle was on holiday for Thanksgiving when Novell announced that it had appointed a new chief technology officer for the entire company, a position that has been vacant since April of this year, when Alan Nugent departed the company for Computer Associates to take over the company's Unicenter systems management business. READ MORE >


HP Debuts Utility Computing Services
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Server maker and utility computing pioneer Hewlett-Packard last week rolled out the next iteration of products involving utility computing, a computing model it has been pushing under various names for about six years now. Having tried a number of different approaches and go-to-market strategies, HP is doing something that looks a bit like what rival Sun Microsystems is attempting to do with its Compute Grid and Storage Grid offerings, but with its own twist. READ MORE >


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   But Wait, There's More

Novell Profits Hit By Restructuring, But Sales Improve . . . XenSource Previews Xen 3.0 Hypervisor, XenOptimizer Tool . . . Scalix Sweetens the Deal on Eponymous Email Server . . . Evans Data Survey Says Companies Are Developing New Code--Finally! . . . BI on Linux Gets the Attention of IBM eServer Resellers . . . IDC Says Tectonic Shifts Coming for Outsourcing . . . READ MORE >

Happy Holidays!

It has been a long and exciting year in the IT industry and here at IT Jungle. We have loved every minute of it. And now it is time for us to wind this newsletter down for 2005, spend time with our family and friends, think about something other than the computer business for a brief few weeks, and get the rest and relaxation that will allow us to take on 2006 with all of the intelligence, wit, and insight we can muster. 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


Cray's CTO Plans Its Future Converged Iron

Server Sales Skyrocket in Q3--But Can It Last?

Novell Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

HP Debuts Utility Computing Services

But Wait, There's More

Happy Holidays!

The Four Hundred
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Why i for Auto Parts Distributors?

Major IT Firms Join to Standardize SOA

The Windows Observer
Applications the Target of Security Attacks, SANS Says

The Linux-Windows Warriors Get Better Weapons

Microsoft Improves Mobile Device Support in Hosted E-Mail Solution

HP's Q4 Sales Grow, Profits Hit by Restructuring

The Unix Guardian
HP Debuts Utility Computing Services

Server Sales Skyrocket in Q3--But Can It Last?

HP's Q4 Sales Grow, Profits Hit by Restructuring

As I See It: Prying the Gazelle from the Lion's Teeth

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