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Subject: The Linux Beacon, April 4, 2006
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 05:02:13 -0400 IT Jungle--The Linux Beacon

Volume 3, Number 13 -- April 4, 2006
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IDC Says Ex-Unix Shops Love Windows More Than Linux
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The rise of Linux in the data center is often perceived as being the most direct threat to the hegemony of Microsoft's Windows platform and the logical alternative Unix platforms, which are functionally and operationally similar to Linux. It would be reasonable to assume that when Unix shops migrate, they migrate to Linux more than they do to Windows, but a new report from market researcher IDC seems to indicate that when Unix shops move, they tend to move to Windows more than they do to either Linux or another flavor of Unix. READ MORE >

XenSource Shifts Gears as It Rolls Out XenEnterprise Virtualization
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It was only a year ago when the open source Xen hypervisor project took LinuxWorld by storm and suddenly became one of the most important open source projects ever launched and a key piece of the Linux software stack. At the time, the company behind the project, XenSource, had been more or less quickly created and backed with venture funding and had made plans to have commercialized products that rode atop the Xen hypervisor to market in early 2006. READ MORE >

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Virtual Iron Standardizes on Xen, Goes Open Source
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em and emulate 'em. While Virtual Iron has some of the most sophisticated server virtualization technologies ever developed, what seems clear to most observers is that while VMware's closed source hypervisor inside its VMware Server and ESX Server products got a very early lead on the rest of the industry, the open source Xen hypervisor is probably on its way to be a rival standard if not the de facto standard in a few years as the hypervisor goes from oddity to commodity. READ MORE >

OpenVZ Project Gets Migration Feature, Supports Fedora Core 5
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The OpenVZ virtualization project yesterday announced that one of the key goodies that has been shipping in the commercialized Virtuozzo virtualization tool for Linux and Windows will be made available to the open source OpenVZ community. That feature, called zero downtime migration, allows a running virtualized environment on one server to be transported on the fly to another server equipped with OpenVZ partitions. READ MORE >



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But Wait, There's More:

Red Hat Closes Out Fiscal 2006 with 'Smashmouth' Growth . . . IBM, Novell and Avnet Bundle Software Stacks for Linux . . . HP Takes a Building Block Approach to Open Source . . . HPC Server Market Explodes to $9.1 Billion in 2005 . . . Hackers Take a Whack at the Sun Grid Utility . . . AMD Boosts Commercial Systems Channel . . .


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
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