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Red Hat joins the IBM Power8 party

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?

December 17, 2014 by

Linux has become commonplace in the enterprise and increasingly takes market share from Unix in data centers. IBM has put a lot of energy into Linux and Red Hat has been a solid performer for years. Another Linux outfit worth watching: Canonical's Ubuntu.

April 14, 2010 by

IBM stirs the pot with new Power7 systems

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.

February 9, 2010 by

IBM anti-trust probe proves the mainframe matters

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.

October 9, 2009 by

Desktop Unix: MacOS X and SUSE Linux

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.

October 20, 2008 by

UNIX - Let's get together and feel all right

People have often accused me of dreaming too much and not having my thoughts anchored in reality, particularly in this world of multi-billion dollar technology companies and big business, when huge amounts of money are at stake and every competitor is vying for the top spot.In the world of high-end enterprise systems, that top spot - the world of large symmetrical processing UNIX systems - is divided between the tier 1 systems vendors - IBM, Sun and HP.

April 17, 2008 by

SCO does not own Linux copyright: US judge

A US federal court judge has ruled that Novell, and not the SCO Group, is the rightful owner of copyrights covering the Unix operating system (OS), a ruling that should have a major effect on a number of lawsuits, including SCO's actions again Novell, IBM and Red Hat.

August 12, 2007 by

Ruling on Novell's Unix assets bolsters OSS, binds Novell and IBM

So like the days when Unix was the infrastructure law in the core corporate datacenter (and Windows was only hype-ware there), we may be back to a period where the major transitions have little to do with Microsoft's rate cards. Microsoft will be at an ongoing disadvantage in the commercial-OSS transitional disruption march across back-end servers as long as it has no OSS strategy (other than FUD). And that FUD strategy has just come up wanting.

August 11, 2007 by

SCO tried to gag Torvalds

Unix company was gathering information to support a court order to silence individuals related to its open-source legal case against IBM.

April 30, 2007 by

Qantas ditches Linux for AIX

Qantas will next month shift the underlying platform running its internal finance systems from Linux to IBM's Unix variant AIX as part of its wide-ranging eQ transformation project. "We're moving from a Linux platform to an IBM AIX environment -- we did that to address some stability issues we were having," said Suzanne Young, Qantas group general manager for finance improvement and segmentation.

April 26, 2007 by

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