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Slide Show: Sun To Use Intel Chips In Servers

1/22/2007
Sun Microsystems and Intel are the latest archrivals in the IT industry to put down their guns and make peace. The computer giants on Monday unveiled a broad alliance that marries Sun's Solaris Unix OS with Intel's Xeon processors.

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Missing The Boat On Multithreading?

12/7/2006
It's been 18 months since Intel introduced the first dual-core desktop processor, but only a handful of software vendors have written applications that exploit multi-core architectures.

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Q&A: Intel Senior VP Pat Gelsinger

9/28/2006
Gelsinger, senior VP and general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group at Intel, talks about Intel's relationship and involvement with Apple, Microsoft, Bill Gates, Xen, Windows Vista, and system builders, among other topics.

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Red Hat A No-Show At LinuxWorld

8/16/2006
Red Hat's no-show at LinuxWorld generated a lot of buzz on the show floor and had attendees scratching their heads about why the biggest Linux distributor didn't exhibit at the biggest Linux show.

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Red Hat Upgrades Enterprise Linux Desktop

7/21/2006
The new version of Red Hat's desktop Linux offers better graphics; supports Open Office 2.0 and the OASIS file format, in addition to a new Access-like database application; and improves compatibility with Microsoft Office, the vendor says.

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Microsoft Reminds About Ending XP SP1 Support

6/14/2006
Customers running Windows XP SP1 must migrate to Windows XP SP2 over the next three months, or they'll lose incident support as of Oct. 10. Microsoft also said it won't release any more security updates for SP1 after that date.

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Ballmer: Windows HPC Edition To Steal Share From Linux

6/9/2006
The Microsoft CEO says the company is ready to beat Linux in its core high-performance computing market base and that Linux has "peaked" as a competitive threat to Windows in the server market. One open-source consultant says Microsoft is whistling past the graveyard as it struggles to get Vista out the door.

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Sources: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Virtualization Vendor

5/18/2006
In addition to its purchase of Softricity, Microsoft is expected to announce plans next week to accelerate the delivery of its homegrown virtualization hypervisor code-named "Viridian." It will also formally debut plans for a virtualization management platform code-named "Carmine."

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Microsoft Patch Causing Lockups, Crashes

4/14/2006
Some IT administrators and partners said one of Microsoft latest critical security patches, MS06-015, is causing IE lock ups, Windows hangs and crashes after installation. Microsoft said MS06-015's new Verclsid.exe file conflicts with HP printers, scanner and cameras

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XenSource Licenses Microsoft Virtualization Format

4/3/2006
As Linuxworld and Open Solutions World get under way in Boston, XenSource unveiled a deal to license Microsoft's VHD format for its open-source virtualization server, and VMware announced the availability of a royalty-free virtual machine disk format specification.

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Microsoft Names New Security Chief

3/24/2006
Ben Fathi, who most recently served as general manager for storage and high availability in Microsoft's Windows division, replaces security technology unit chief Mike Nash, effective immediately.

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Novell CEO Looks To Fuel Enterprise Linux Push

3/20/2006
At Brainshare 2006 in Salt Lake City, Novell CEO Jack Messman discussed the Waltham, Mass.-based software company’s launch of Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10, its prospects against Microsoft Windows, and a number of related topics.

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Novell Plans SUSE Linux 11 For 2008

3/20/2006
Just as version 10 began shipping, a Novell exec provided a sneak preview of the next version. It will offer virtualization for servers and storage, enhanced security, a compiler and run time, and identity management and provisioning.

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Novell, SpikeSource Partner On LAMP Stack

3/20/2006
Novell has formed an alliance with SpikeSource, focusing on better integration between the firms' enterprise Linux and LAMP-stack products -- a relationship that both firms hope to use to gain competitive leverage versus Microsoft.

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Red Hat, Novell Vie Over Linux Virtualization

3/14/2006
Roughly a week before Novell kicks off its annual Brainshare conference and details Xen support in its next Linux upgrade, Red Hat is expected on Tuesday to detail Xen virtualization support in its own Linux upgrade, due out in 2006.

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