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January 21, 2008  1:56 PM

A tale of two stacks

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source

Microsoft -- or at least part of Microsoft -- continues its quest to persuade open-source developers that Windows should be on their short-list of platforms. You know, right up there with Linux. Sam Ramji, the Microsoft guy whose job it is to mend fences and foster collaboration with open-source...

October 12, 2007  8:28 AM

Oracle pulls the trigger on BEA deal

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, IBM, Open-source, Oracle, Reseller channel business development

Just when you thought Oracle might be settling down, the company makes a $6.6 billion bid for BEA Systems, the app server power. Such a move has been rumored on and off for some time, but apparently it finally got the stamp of approval up on the eleventh floor in Redwood Shores.

September 19, 2007  3:02 PM

IBM takes (yet another) swing at Office

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IBM, Microsoft, Open-source, SMB

Time warp anyone?

When news outlets reported this week that IBM/Lotus unveiled...

September 18, 2007  3:04 PM

IBM offers open source desktop applications

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, IBM, Microsoft, News, Open-source

Another open source desktop applications suite, backed by a major vendor, is out today. IBM launched Lotus Symphony, a free, downloadable software package for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations using the Open Document Format. The announcement comes...

September 11, 2007  10:35 PM

Sun, Microsoft to write another interop chapter?

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Open-source, Sun

Tomorrow afternoon Sun and Microsoft will co-host a conference call to talk up hopefully some tangible new facet of their plan to make their respective operating systems and toolsets work well together.

September 5, 2007  10:52 PM

Sun, NetApp heading for judgement day

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Data storage management, Open-source, Reseller channel business development, Sun, Tech Blogs, Virtualization

Network Appliance Inc. today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Sun Microsystems Inc. seeking damages and an injunction against Sun to prevent further distribution of Sun’s file system technology.  The lawsuit, filed in the...

September 5, 2007  9:39 PM

Novell fills Microsoft Silverlight gap

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source

When Microsoft announced availability of its Silverlight 1.0 multimedia building block earlier today, the big news was that Novell  would provide a Linux version of the tool.

In his

August 15, 2007  6:31 PM

Citrix swallows XenSource

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data storage management, Intel, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced that it will acquire XenSource, Inc., for $500 million – a move that will catapult the company into the server and desktop virtualization market. ...

June 13, 2007  2:01 PM

Open season on open source?

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Linux, Network and application security, Open-source

It was only a matter of time. With the recent news that a worm has infected the popular Microsoft Office alternative known as OpenOffice (across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms), some security industry watchers have begun to...

May 24, 2007  12:01 PM

StillSecure’s new network security partner program

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel, Channel partner programs, Network and application security, Networking technology, Open-source, Supplier relationship management, Virtualization

Value-added resellers looking to expand their portfolios in the area of network security have a new opportunity. In his blog, The Converging Network, Mitchell...

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