Service Pack 3 is available for Suse Linux Enterprise Server - introducing support for new Intel, AMD and IBM hardware and increasing its virtualisation features.
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Microsoft and Casio Computer have signed a patent-protection deal, resulting in Casio paying Microsoft an undisclosed amount for IP coverage for Linux-based devices.
RHEL 6 offers greatly enhanced scalability and is well equipped to handle future technological advances. The switch to KVM virtualisation and server subscription tweaks may not be universally popular, but existing Red Hat customers and new Linux converts should still consider it.
The latest beta release introduces new management tools for system admins, enhanced virtualisation options and general performance gains to the enterprise-focused Linux distribution
Just last week the "Here you have" virus was spreading like wildfire. In the very early hours of Friday morning, I watched a Linux mail server get slammed with bogus emails coming from a huge array of IP addresses.
The free Red Hat-sponsored Linux distribution now comes with a month-old kernel and with features to bump up virtualisation performance
Novell's service pack update to SLE 11 improves integration with Hyper-V, adds KVM support and offers the latest Xen hypervisor, among other changes
More great news for Linux distributors Red Hat and Novell, which prevailed in a patent infringement case brought by IP Innovation.IP Innovation, a unit of Acacia Research and holder of multiple patent portfolios, alleged that the two Linux companies infringed three patents that protect computer GUIs that span multiple work sites and that allow users to access icons remotely, the court documents show.
The company's bare-metal virtualisation product lets Windows and Linux virtual machines run directly on Apple's hardware
Amazon.com has joined a host of other companies using Linux to pay Microsoft as part of a patent cross-licensing arrangement. Not surprisingly, the wording of the February 22 announcement by Microsoft regarding its latest IP licensing deal doesn't claim Amazon or Linux infringing (or even potentially infringing) on any Microsoft patents.
The Linux firm has launched its server virtualisation hypervisor and management platform, extending its KVM-based product range
Microsoft and Novell are close to completing the sales targets that formed part of their alliance, three years into the five-year deal, representatives from the companies said on Thursday.Speaking at an IP Expo seminar in London, Novell's Microsoft alliance director Steve Harris and Microsoft's strategic partnerships chief Michael Croney said the results of the virtualisation-centric arrangement had exceeded expectations.
It is now possible to deploy supported virtualisation environments that combine Red Hat Linux with Microsoft Windows Server, the two companies have announced.Late on Wednesday, Red Hat and Microsoft said they had completed interoperability testing and validation between the two companies' virtualisation software and operating systems.
The Open Invention Network - an IP company created to protect Linux from patent lawsuits - has purchased 22 patents formerly owned by Microsoft and which appear to impact Linux, The Wall Street Journal reports.The group purchased the patents from Allied Security Trust - a consortium of companies, including Verizon, HP and Cisco, created to buy up patents in a self-defensive move.
This suite automatically reclaims over-allocated and under-utilised storage in Windows virtual machines. With SAN storage costing around £10/GB, Vizioncore's vOptimizer Pro could quickly pay for itself.
All future versions of the company's flagship virtualisation-management software, formerly known as Virtual Center Server, will appear in Linux versions
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3 became globally available today, with the new enterprise OS featuring virtualisation improvements, support for Intel's Core i7 architecture, and inclusion of the Open Java Development Kit from Sun Microsystems.
Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst discusses why he thinks rival VMware will fail, how the financial crisis will be good for open source, and why cloud computing will be the future
Forthcoming updates to VirtualCenter Server and Infrastructure Client will give Linux and iPhone a role in managing virtual machines
Linux vendor Red Hat has bought its way further into the virtualisation market, to compete against VMware, Citrix andMicrosoft, with a US$107 million purchase of Qumranet.
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