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Subject: The Linux Beacon, June 14, 2005
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 04:55:58 -0400 IT Jungle--The Linux Beacon

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Volume 2, Number 23 -- June 14, 2005

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Freed Fedora Foundation Might Get Participation Boost
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As part of its Red Hat Summit two weeks ago, the commercial Linux distributor announced that it would be creating the Fedora Foundation, an organization separate from Red Hat that would control the contributions to various open source development projects that are currently under the sole control of the company. This move by Red Hat mirrors that of Sun Microsystems with its OpenSolaris development community, which goes live today. READ MORE >


Unisys Brings Utility Pricing to ES7000 Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The productization of capacity on demand computing is coming up on five years now, and even though the idea is intellectually appealing, it is still not the primary way that companies buy and deploy servers these days, not even among large enterprises that tend to try every new thing that comes along. Server maker Unisys wants to change this, and it plans to do it with a variant of the ES7000 Xeon and Itanium servers called the ES7000 RTCs. READ MORE >

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VMware Wants VMs to Be Modern Shrink Wrap for Software
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

In rolling out its VMware Technology Network last week, the server virtualization subsidiary of EMC not only expanded on the VCommunity development community it created about six months ago, but it also set itself up to do something truly interesting with a virtual machine that no one has talked about yet and which makes perfect sense once you hear it. VMware wants companies to distribute their software inside prepackaged virtual machines that are ready to run. In short, the company wants a VM to be the modern equivalent of a shrink-wrapped cardboard box--albeit something that is more useful than a piece of cardboard to put on a shelf. READ MORE >


Cool Stuff: Transitive Emulates Server Platforms on Other Iron
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

What if you could run Linux, Unix, and mainframe applications on the same box? What if that box could be powered by Itanium, Opteron, X86-X64, or Power/PowerPC processors? This would be pretty cool, right? And it would definitely shake up the server market. Well, a nearly magical piece of software called QuickTransit, created by a little known company called Transitive, does just such a thing, and that software is poised to change the server market in a big way. READ MORE >


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   But Wait, There's More

Perens Joins SourceLabs as Developer Interface . . . Linux Networx Picks Seasoned Cray, SGI Exec as New CEO . . . Mandriva Provides Linux Site Licenses for Academia . . . Server Vendors Promote Command Line Standard for Server Management . . . Big Blue Promises to Open Up Cell Processor Specs . . . HP, IBM Jockey for the Lead in the Tape Market . . . AMR Says Small Manufacturers, Services Firms Looking at ERP Software Bigtime . . . READ MORE >

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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


Freed Fedora Foundation Might Get Participation Boost

Unisys Brings Utility Pricing to ES7000 Servers

VMware Wants VMs to Be Modern Shrink Wrap for Software

Cool Stuff: Transitive Emulates Server Platforms on Other Iron

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
How Big Is the OS/400 Ecosystem?

IBM's BPMAC: A Small Group With Lots of Pull

HP, IBM and Unix, Windows Tied in the Server Market

As I See It: First Timers

The Windows Observer
Yukon, Whidbey Get Formal Launch Date

Unisys Brings Utility Pricing to ES7000 Servers

Microsoft Makes Open Source Concession in EU Case

Microsoft Ships Patch Management and Security Tools at TechEd

The Unix Guardian
Apple: Unix for People, Unix for the Masses

Cool Stuff: Transitive Emulates Server Platforms on Other Iron

HP, IBM and Unix, Windows Tied in the Server Market

Gartner Says Database Market Continued Its Recovery in 2004

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