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EU Opens Fresh Antitrust Investigation of Microsoft
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Microsoft Rises to Sixth on Patent List for 2007
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft was awarded more than 1,600 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2007, placing it sixth on the list of biggest patent performers, according to IFI Patent Intelligence, which tracks patent awards. IBM, which tried but failed to patent outsourcing last year, won the patent count for the 16th straight year, with more than 3,100 patents. READ MORE >


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HP Revamps ProLiant Rack and Tower Servers with New X64 Chips
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Server maker Hewlett-Packard is the dominant supplier of X64-based servers in the world, and keeping the technology current inside its ProLiant server lines and giving customers a choice of processor technology from both Intel and Advanced Micro Devices has served the company well in maintaining its lead in the X64 server space. This week, HP is putting new quad-core processors into its entry and midrange products. READ MORE >


Parallels Server Goes Beta as SWsoft Hires Microsoft Uber-Techie
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Desktop and server virtualization software maker SWsoft, which is known for its virtual private server software known as Virtuozzo, revealed last year that it is also the owner of a desktop virtual machine partitioning software maker called Parallels. The two companies are having their product lines, marketing message, and Websites merged just as the long-awaited server implementation of Parallels for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS servers has gone into beta testing. READ MORE >



 

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Top Executive Raikes to Retire from Microsoft
by Alex Woodie

Bill Gates won't be the only prominent executive to leave Microsoft this year. Last week, the company announced that Jeff Raikes, president of the Microsoft Business Division, will take his retirement this September following a 27-year career at the software giant. A former Juniper Networks executive will be brought in to replace Raikes. At the same time, Bob Muglia, head of the Server and Tools Group, will start reporting directly to CEO Steve Ballmer. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• Intel Launches White Box Blades as New York State Probes

• Microsoft Touts Security Program for Partners, Discounts Products

• X64 Workstations Basically Kill RISC/Unix Alternatives

• Virtual Iron Teams Up with FalconStor for Full Virtualization

• Shopping Cart Ads Goal of Microsoft Partnership


 

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: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Shannon O'Donnell,
Timothy Prickett Morgan, Victor Rozek, Kevin Vandever, Hesh Wiener
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The Four Hundred
The Official 2008 TPM System i Wish List

Bracing for i5/OS V6R1 and the Winding Down of V5

IBM Gets Clustered Storage and EMC Founder with XIV Buy

As I See It: Weighty Matters

SOA Remains Hard to Define, but Projects on the Rise

The Linux Beacon
HP Revamps ProLiant Rack and Tower Servers with New X64 Chips

Xandros Revs Scalix Messaging with 11.3 Release

IBM Gets Clustered Storage and EMC Founder with XIV Buy

As I See It: Weighty Matters

IBM Gives Wall Street a Present: More Profits Than Expected

Four Hundred Stuff
ACOM Expands Content Manager with New Search, Blackberry Options

Linoma Tidies Up with New 'Clean RPG' Function

Aldon Delivers New Plug-Ins for WDSc, Eclipse

Raz-Lee Repackages i5/OS Security Software

Portlet Factory Added to IBM WebSphere Portal Express

Big Iron
Microsoft to IBM: Tolerate PSI Mainframes or Quit Europe

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Scrubbing Your Web Data with Elbow Grease and AJAX

Odds and Ends

Admin Alert: Making Educated Guesses on CPU Utilization

System i PTF Guide
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December 22, 2007: Volume 9, Number 51

December 15, 2007: Volume 9, Number 50

December 8, 2007: Volume 9, Number 49

The Unix Guardian
Apple Goes Quad Core in Xserves and Mac Pros

A New Year, A New IBM Systems and Technology Group

Servers Get Their First Power and Performance Benchmark

Mad Dog 21/21: Motherboarding

IDC 2008: It's Post Disruption, the Aftermath of Webification

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
EU Opens Fresh Antitrust Investigation of Microsoft

Microsoft Rises to Sixth on Patent List for 2007

HP Revamps ProLiant Rack and Tower Servers with New X64 Chips

Parallels Server Goes Beta as SWsoft Hires Microsoft Uber-Techie

Top Executive Raikes to Retire from Microsoft

But Wait, There's More:

Intel Launches White Box Blades as New York State Probes . . . Microsoft Touts Security Program for Partners, Discounts Products . . . X64 Workstations Basically Kill RISC/Unix Alternatives . . . Virtual Iron Teams Up with FalconStor for Full Virtualization . . . Shopping Cart Ads Goal of Microsoft Partnership . . .


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