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Subject: The Linux Beacon, February 15, 2005
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:27:07 -0500 The Linux Beacon

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Volume 2, Number 7 -- February 15, 2005

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LinuxWorld Preview: More Ardor, More Products
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The spring LinuxWorld expo gets underway in Boston this week. With the Linux community more vibrant than ever and out there making open source waves in the IT world, and with commercialized Linux products representing one of the few high-growth areas in the IT market, it is a safe bet that LinuxWorld is going to be a veritable explosion of products, promises, and polemics. Not everybody can go to the show, however, which is why subscribing to The Linux Beacon comes in handy. READ MORE >


Intel, AMD Launch New X86 Chips
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Chip makers Intel and Advanced Micro Devices are using the LinuxWorld expo in Boston this week as the launching pads for their new 64-bit X86 processors. Intel is launching the "Irwindale" variants of the Xeon DPs, while AMD is launching faster kickers to its Opteron 100, 200, and 800 series of processors. READ MORE >

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HP Rolls Out New Opteron, Xeon Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

With LinuxWorld starting this week, and a lot of bad press last week as Carly Fiorina departed the company, executives at Hewlett-Packard are probably more than thankful to have some product announcements for the media to focus on. This week HP will roll out Intel's new "Irwindale" Xeon DP chips into its ProLiant line, as well as new ProLiants based on rival Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processors. READ MORE >


Fiorina Quits HP As Board Questions Her Execution
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hewlett-Packard's board of directors has broken with chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina, and she has quit, effective immediately. Fiorina had a tumultuous five-and-a-half-year run at HP, trying to buy the IT unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers (now part of IBM) and failing, and succeeding to acquire rival Compaq after a bitter shareholder battle that pitted her against the Hewlett and Packard families. Fiorina may have succeeded in buying Compaq, but the Compaq merger can be hardly judged as a success. READ MORE >


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  But Wait, There's More

Intel Talks Up Dual-Core Chips, but 'Dempsey' Xeons and 'Montecito' Itaniums Still Far Away . . . Arkeia Backs Up Open-Xchange Groupware . . . IBM Launches Faster 'Irwindale' Xeon Servers . . . Scyld Releases Beowulf Series 29 cz-5 Clustering Update . . . Novell, IBM Partner for Power-Linux Push . . . IBM Rolls Out Compact, Two-Core p5 Unix/Linux Server . . . Financing Advantage Helps IBM Speed Up Deals For SMBs . . . 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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LinuxWorld Preview: More Ardor, More Products

Intel, AMD Launch New X86 Chips

HP Rolls Out New Opteron, Xeon Servers

Fiorina Quits HP As Board Questions Her Execution

But Wait, There's More

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Sun Aspires to Be the General Electric of the Grid Era

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