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Subject: The Linux Beacon, May 17, 2005
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Volume 2, Number 19 -- May 17, 2005

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IBM and Red Hat Chase the Solaris Base Some More
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Sun Microsystems has been picking on Red Hat for the past several months, making it the poster boy for why Linux is too expensive compared to its new Solaris 10 Unix. And so Red Hat has enlisted the aid of IBM to go after the juiciest market in the world: the vast installed base of Solaris servers that were deployed in 2000 and early 2001. These Solaris machines are looking a little long in the tooth and are due for upgrading after being in the field for four or five years. READ MORE >


Scali Extends Linux Cluster Management to Storage
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Linux cluster management software maker Scali said this week it has updated its Scali Manage and MPI Connect software for managing Linux clusters so it can reach beyond the cluster and manage the storage associated with a Linux cluster. By adding support for storage, Scali is trying to make life easier for administrators of Linux clusters in the high performance computing market. READ MORE >

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VMware Sales Double As It Plots Future Virtualization
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The VMware subsidiary of disk array maker EMC doesn't have to break out its financial information separately from its parent company, but because it is growing revenues at a triple-digit rate--which is a nice thing to be able to brag about--and because the company wants to justify the $625 million it spent to acquire the company in December 2003, EMC talks about how VMware, which creates workstation and server virtualization software, is doing each quarter. READ MORE >


Mad Dog 21/21: The Princess and IP
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   But Wait, There's More

City of Munich Opts for Open Enterprise Server NetWare-Linux Hybrid on Servers . . . IBM Buys GlueCode, Open Source Middleware Supplier . . . Novell Acquires Linux Security Vendor Immunix . . . Michael Dell Invests Nearly $100 Million in Red Hat . . . Carmony Takes Over as Linspire CEO, Robertson Becomes Chairman . . . MontaVista Launches Carrier Grade Linux 4.0 . . . IBM Creates Security Appliance from OpenPower Linux Boxes . . . 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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IBM and Red Hat Chase the Solaris Base Some More

Scali Extends Linux Cluster Management to Storage

VMware Sales Double As It Plots Future Virtualization

Mad Dog 21/21: The Princess and IP

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
Lawson Unveils "Landmark" Project to Bring Apps to J2EE

RFID: Coming Soon to an Application Near You

The X Factor: Appliances Versus General Purpose Computers

Mad Dog 21/21: Colophon While It Lasted

The Windows Observer
Microsoft Unveils New BI Software, Codenamed "Maestro"

Battle of the X64 Platforms

Windows Server 2003 R2 Goes to Beta 2

Microsoft Creates Outlet for Technology Spin-offs

The Unix Guardian
Sun Steps on Leveraged Buyout Rumors

Sun Buys All of Tarantella, Procom's NAS

The X Factor: Appliances Versus General Purpose Computers

Deloitte Says Outsourcing Doesn't Always Pay

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