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Subject: The Linux Beacon, January 17, 2006
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 03:55:26 -0500 IT Jungle--The Linux Beacon

Volume 3, Number 2 -- January 17, 2006
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Novell Releases SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SP3
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor Novell has put out its Service Pack 3 for its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 implementation of the Linux 2.6 operating system. The update includes all of the security fixes and patches for SLES 9 since SP2 shipped in August 2004. SLES 9 SP3 also has the AppArmor security program that Novell bought when it acquired Immunix, a provider of application security software for Linux, last May.READ MORE >

HP Eager to Sell Dual-Core Servers, Unfazed By Dell Rumors
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

With 2006 in half-swing and eagerly anticipated as being the Year of the Dual-Core Processor, Hewlett-Packard is gearing up to make some big sales in its ProLiant line of Xeon and Opteron servers. HP was one of the first vendors to get dual-core processors to market last year, and it is hoping that the enthusiasm for more performance in the same footprint for about the same power usage and about the same money is going to help it maintain its pole position in X64 server shipments. READ MORE >

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Mainsoft, IBM to Convert .NET Code to Java on All eServers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Turnabout is fair play, and it is refreshing to see that IBM is beginning to understand that it needs a strategy to try to bring the 100,000 partners who write code for Microsoft's Windows platform onto all of its eServer platforms--not just xSeries and BladeCenter servers that run Windows natively on Intel and AMD processors. For a decade, software vendors have been porting their OS/400, AIX, and MVS applications to Windows, or creating whole new application suites that compete against software developed for those platforms. READ MORE >

Waiting for Linux to Pull Its Own Weight on the iSeries
by Dan Burger

In a few weeks, IBM will be delivering an update to OS/400, which has been i5/OS for the past year. Everyone knows its reputation for handling heavy-duty workloads by virtue of its impressive architecture and long list of applications. As an iSeries customer, you firmly believe that you get what you pay for. For instance, you get the capability to run multiple operating systems. In the past, OS/400 may have been enough. But as you look ahead, and certainly as IBM looks ahead, Linux could begin pulling more and more weight. READ MORE >



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But Wait, There's More:

Novell Takes AppArmor Security Middleware Open Source . . . HP, JBoss Partner on JEMS Middleware Stack for Linux, Unix, and Windows . . . OpenVZ Project Creates Templates for Debian Virtual Servers . . . Penguin Computing Hires Away HP Server Executive . . . AMR Predicts SMB IT Spending Growth to Be a Paltry Few Percent in 2006 . . . China Tops the United States in IT Exports, Says OECD . . .


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 Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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