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Subject: The Linux Beacon, April 12, 2005
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 04:24:09 -0400 IT Jungle--The Linux Beacon

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Volume 2, Number 15 -- April 12, 2005

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SpikeSource, SourceLabs Launch Supported Open Source Stacks
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

What Linux has done for operating systems, a stack of open source programs can do for middleware--provided someone has pre-integrated, pretested, and packaged that software together and is prepared to provide technical support for that software as the commercial Linux distributors started doing in the mid-1990s. Yes, that was a decade ago, and yes, it should not have taken us this long to get here. But get here we did, now that SpikeSource and SourceLabs have launched their respective services. READ MORE >


Fujitsu Chases $2 Billion with PrimeQuest Itanium Boxes
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As expected, Japanese server maker Fujitsu last week rolled out its "Mission Critical IA Server," an Itanium-based server line that will sit beside the Primergy X86 servers and PrimePower Sparc servers that the Fujitsu-Siemens partnership peddles around the world. The new Itanium machines are called PrimeQuest, and Fujitsu thinks it can generate $2 billion in sales over the next few years from these Windows and Linux boxes, mainly because some companies don't want big Unix iron and they have outgrown 32-bit X86 iron. READ MORE >

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Windows Trumps Linux in Key Areas, Yankee Group Finds
by Alex Woodie

You can add another report to your file on the ongoing war for SMB operating system supremacy between Windows and Linux. Earlier this week, the IT analyst firm Yankee Group unveiled a new report that says customers find Windows equal to or better than Linux in terms of quality, performance, and reliability. Despite any perceived shortcomings in Linux, Yankee found that 50 percent of the companies it surveyed are planning to deploy Linux. READ MORE >


Shaking IT Up: Meet That Date!
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   But Wait, There's More

Mandrakesoft Chooses New Post-Merger Name: Mandriva . . . Analyst Firm Says Mid-Sized Firms Not Interested in Linux . . . SteelEye Adds Power, Red Hat 4 Support to LifeKeeper . . . Volvo Buys Linux-Opteron Cluster, Ousting SGI Unix Box . . . Red Hat Touts Big Linux Wins at Insurer, Bank . . . IBM, Sun Tweak Financing Deals for Server Buyers . . . IBM Takes High Road, Starts Expensing Stock Options . . . 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 Delroy
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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The Linux Beacon


SpikeSource, SourceLabs Launch Supported Open Source Stacks

Fujitsu Chases $2 Billion with PrimeQuest Itanium Boxes

Windows Trumps Linux in Key Areas, Yankee Group Finds

Shaking IT Up: Meet That Date!

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
IBM Gives the iSeries Channel Incentives to Grow and Behave

The Possibilities of PASE

Vision Solutions Bolsters Network, HA Capabilities

Shaking IT Up: Meet That Date!

The Windows Observer
Windows Trumps Linux in Key Areas, Yankee Group Finds

Fujitsu Chases $2 Billion with PrimeQuest Itanium Boxes

Windows Server 2003 SP1 Now Available

AMD Readies Pacifica Spec, Hires IBM System Expert

The Unix Guardian
OpenSolaris Community Picks Board, Gets to Work

NEC Strengthens Ties to Sun, But Is Still Tight with HP

SCO Finally Files Its Fiscal 2004 Results

As I See It: The Next Job Wave

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