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Aug 16 2007   7:14AM GMT

Channel news: Citrix buys VMWare rival; Novell “won’t sue over Unix;” Office 2007 SP1 ships

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Citrix buying VMWare rival for $500M Citrix Systems Inc. is buying 3-year-old startup XenSource Inc. for $500 million, marking the second big deal this week to highlight the bustling market for software that makes computers run more efficiently. [AP]

Novell: We have no plans to sue anyone over UNIX In the wake of last week’s ruling that Novell, and not SCO, controls the copyrights covering UNIX, Novell is reassuring Unix users that it has no plans to follow in SCO’s footsteps by pursuing any copyright claims.

The first Office 2007 Service Pack 1 beta is out On August 15, Microsoft released to a select set of testers a first beta drop of Service Pack (SP) 1 for Office 2007. What’s in it? When’s the final release due? Microsoft won’t say. [All About Microsoft]

Sun and IBM promise operating system surprise Sun Microsystems and IBM look set to hold a whopper of a press conference tomorrow to announce an operating-system agreement. What it involves is not yet public; it could be anything from an HP-like Solaris x86 resale agreement to a VMWare killer to, well, something really lame. [TheReg]

The Wall Street Journal empowers employee hacking? The Wall Street Journal recently published an article looking at security on network systems and, more precisely, how to get around it so that the average employee can do the things they want that the network doesn’t allow. [ITSecurity]

It’s official: Appleworks is dead “AppleWorks’ last breath was masked by last week’s iMac, iLife and iWork announcements – Apple has discontinued the product.” [Macworld]

Salesforce.com earnings beat estimates Salesforce.com added a record number of new subscribers, including thousands from several large enterprises. [eWEEK]

3 reporters sue HP in spying case Three reporters for CNET Networks sued Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday, accusing the computer maker of violating thier privacy during its search for boardroom leaks. [NYT]

Shark 2 dumbs down Trojan creation Just when you thought it was safe to go back onto the internet. [TheReg]

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