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Subject: The Linux Beacon, May 31, 2005
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Cash Hoard Calms Novell as It Books Another Loss
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor Novell reported its financial results last week, and the company posted another loss as it tries to ramp up sales of open source products while its flagship NetWare platform continues to slide. Jack Messman, Novell's chairman and CEO, said the transition that Novell initiated when it bought SUSE and other open source developers is going as planned and that he expected Novell to start gaining market share in the server market over the next few years. READ MORE >

Server Market Is Solid in Q1, Says Gartner
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The first quarter of any year is not usually one to brag about, but in 2005, the first quarter was not so bad. Not only were worldwide server shipments up by 10.7 percent to 1.745 million units, according to the box counters at IT market researcher Gartner, but aggregate revenues were also up by 4.1 percent to $12.33 billion. If server sales are any indicator of stability in the IT market, then the IT recovery we saw in late 2003 and through 2004 is under way. READ MORE >

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AMD Publishes Pacifica Virtualization Spec
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

At the end of March, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices said that it would be publishing the specification for the "Pacifica" instruction set virtualization technology that it will be embedding in its processors sometime during the first half of 2006. Last week, at the LinuxWorld Summit in New York, AMD did what it said and put the spec out there for all to see. READ MORE >

As I See It: IT, the Early Days
by Victor Rozek

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But Wait, There's More

The Linux Revolution Comes to Cuba . . . Mainsoft Launches Visual Studio for Linux . . . OSDL Lays Off Some of Its Staff As It Goes Global . . . Gartner Says IT Staffs Will Contract by 15 Percent in Five Years . . . Red Hat, IBM Work Together on Linux Training . . . Two Top Intel Execs Jump Ship . . . IBM Pushes Grids for Economic Development . . . READ MORE >

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
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Cash Hoard Calms Novell as It Books Another Loss

Server Market Is Solid in Q1, Says Gartner

AMD Publishes Pacifica Virtualization Spec

As I See It: IT, the Early Days

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
Cool Stuff: Transitive Emulates Server Platforms on Other Iron

Server Market Is Solid in Q1, Says Gartner

The ERP Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Birth Again

Shaking IT Up: In a Crisis, A Good Manager Is an Absent Manager

The Windows Observer
Microsoft Plugs 'Managed Code' as WinFX Goes to Beta

Windows Small Business Server 2003 Gets Its SP1

Speech Server 2004 R2 On Tap from Microsoft

HP Pulls Off a Respectable Second Fiscal Quarter

The Unix Guardian
FreeBSD Foundation Puts Out 5.4 Unix Release

Server Market Is Solid in Q1, Says Gartner

Apple Said to Be Considering a Switch to X86 from Power

Are We There Yet? Perspectives on the Future of IT

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