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Subject: The Linux Beacon, May 10, 2005
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 04:57:21 -0400 IT Jungle--The Linux Beacon

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Volume 2, Number 18 -- May 10, 2005

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Former SUSE CEO Seibt Leaves Novell
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor Novell has announced two executive changes that affect its Linux business in the past few days. On Friday, Ron Hovsepian, who has been president of Novell's North American unit, was named as executive vice president of the company and given full charge of all the presidents in charge of Novell's operating units. And on Monday, Richard Seibt, the who was brought into SUSE as its CEO prior to its sale to Novell two years ago and who had been named president of Novell's EMEA operations, submitted his resignation. READ MORE >


Battle of the X64 Platforms
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The X86 platform has long since dominated both the server and workstation markets in terms of shipments, but in terms of engineering and features, the X86 platform has continued to lag RISC/Unix and proprietary alternatives for years. While the popularity of X86 platforms and the intense competition they have brought to the market have sucked a lot of the revenue and, more importantly, a lot of the profits from the server business, creators of non-X86 platforms have, to their credit, ran to higher ground, adding features and functions to their systems that the X86 could not deliver. READ MORE >

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Palamida Offers IP Tracking for Open, Closed Source Apps
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Secretive Silicon Valley startup Palamida announced last week the general availability of its IP Amplifier 3.0 software, its first commercial product for profiling the use of open source and closed source software in applications and the first competition that Black Duck Software has seen since it was established in December 2002. Palamida also announced that it has named Mark Tolliver, a former Sun Microsystems executive, as its CEO. READ MORE >


Sun Expands N1 Systems Management Programs
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IT vendors talk a lot these days about trying to reduce the costs of using information technology through the application of information technology. All of the major players have a different name for what they call this automation--IBM calls it On Demand, Microsoft calls it the Dynamic Systems Initiative, Hewlett-Packard calls it Adaptive Enterprise, and Sun Microsystems calls it N1. At its quarterly product launch in Washington, D.C., last week, Sun moved N1 a few steps closer to making good on its N1 promises. READ MORE >


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   But Wait, There's More

Munich, Germany Opts for Debian Linux for 14,000 Machines . . . IBM Tweaks Red Hat Linux on Power Prices Up and Down . . . Mandriva Linux Limited Edition Is Ready for Download . . . Dell Launches Linux Server Patch Management Tool . . . BusinessObjects Partners with MySQL for Business Intelligence . . . BEA Attempts to Quantify and Qualify IT's Acceptance of Service-Oriented Architectures . . . Winchester Enhances SATA, Fibre Channel Disk Arrays . . . READ MORE >

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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
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The Linux Beacon


Former SUSE CEO Seibt Leaves Novell

Battle of the X64 Platforms

Palamida Offers IP Tracking for Open, Closed Source Apps

Sun Expands N1 Systems Management Programs

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
iSeries SNA Software Support Continues with Enterprise Extender

IBS to Port OS/400 Apps to Unix, Windows, and Linux

IBM to Cut Up to 13,000 Employees, Mostly in Europe

As I See It: IT, the Early Days

The Windows Observer
Microsoft Puts X64 Windows to the Dog Food Test

Server Sales Drive Revenue Increase for Microsoft

Dell and Symantec Launch Windows Patch Management Tools

Mad Dog 21/21: The Princess and IP

The Unix Guardian
Solaris 10 Tops 1.3 Million Downloads, Gets Oracle 10g Support

Sun Plugs the Grid Some More, Adds Some Features

Sun Expands N1 Systems Management Programs

Sun Puts JES Release 3 Middleware Out and Through the Paces

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