Back in September, IBM and SUSE announced a partnership making SUSE Enterprise Linux available on IBM's Power8 based systems. Now it's Red Hat's turn. Is it time to consider a new platform?
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Amid a 3.7 percent drop in worldwide revenue for the quarter largely from weaker Unix server demand, HP overtook IBM in terms of market share on improved sales for x86-based ProLiant servers, according to IDC.
IBM is showcasing its system Z and Power Systems offerings at an "enterprise summit" this week. Comments, quotes and observations from the event will be posted here.
Service Pack 3 is available for Suse Linux Enterprise Server - introducing support for new Intel, AMD and IBM hardware and increasing its virtualisation features.
The company's new big data-crunching PowerLinux systems run on IBM's Power7 processors and support Red Hat and SUSE
While Red Hat and SUSE are throwing their support behind IBM's new Linux POWER servers, Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, has opted to sit this one out.
The worldwide server market showed a surge of around 12.1 percent compared with the same period a year ago, according to new figures
The company has announced a new range of servers for high-end systems, aimed at mid-sized companies looking at datacentre consolidation
The result is a lower-cost deployment for the software vendor, a lower price for the customer, and relevance for Novell, which is helping build effective vertical market channels.
With the recent launch of its new range of Unix-based enterprise-level servers, IBM appears to have broadsided Sun -- oops, sorry: Oracle. IBM's new big iron brings new Power 7 chips which, we're told, are the outcome of $3.
Every so often, a news story emerges -- usually after a quick blast of marketing and PR effort by IBM -- asserting that the mainframe is no longer dead. As IBM is now effectively the only purveyor of mainframe hardware, this can and often does follow the launch of a new rev of IBM's own Unix/Linux-based (once known as System i, including System p, and before that AS/400) mini-computers using the IBM Power CPU; internal rivalries run deep at IBM, it seems.
A US court has blocked SCO's plan to exit bankruptcy and raise funds for its Unix-related lawsuits against IBM and Novell, and appoints a trustee to take control of the company
The FreeBSD Project has released a new stable version of its popular Unix operating system, officially incorporating for the first time Sun Microsystems' flagship DTrace performance analysis and debugging tool.
Sun has announced a prototype of OpenSolaris for IBM's System z mainframes, pitching the project for energy-saving and cost-cutting efforts
If you put MacOS X up against both SuSe Linux and Windows Vista on similar laptop hardware you'll immediately see that Windows is the one that's the odd man out: it's much more click intensive, less intuitive, and far more in your face than the other two.
The hardware market in general is still growing, with the main areas of growth being low-end Linux systems and high-end mainframes, says the analyst house
The new release's aim is to make KDE 4.1 a full replacement for KDE 3 — something the project admitted is not yet the case with version 4.0
The two largest commercial Linux providers have released updates to their distributions with enhanced virtualization features and better support for Microsoft and IBM environments. On Wednesday, Novell announced availability of its SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 and Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 5.
Troubled software maker SCO's chief executive has claimed the Linux operating system includes Unix source code, during a court case in which Novell is suing SCO for royalties on Unix.
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