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Wind River, the embedded operating systems house that's taken a hammering the last few years, is getting increasingly involved with the open source tools Eclipse Foundation by proposing and leading an Eclipse project for device software development.
Sales of SGI servers and supercomputers were up 20% last year and the company is waving around some IDC numbers that say it grew three times faster than the market, which was only 6.2%.
TimeSys has launched 2.6-based TimeStorm Linux Development Kits for Intel's IOP321, IOP331, IOP332 and 802.19 XScale I/O processors for storage, telematics, security, print/imaging, iSCSI, control plane processing and customer premise equipment applications.
The Justice Department, Microsoft's old bete noir, is buying 50,000 copies of WordPerfect from Corel; lawyers having remained the software's last bastion evidently because of the way it handles long files.
Linux backup specialist Arkeia has upgraded its Server Backup and rolled out a new pricing model.
IBM distinguished engineer Brian Carpenter is going to be the next chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
Jedox GmbH, a three-year-old company in Freiburg, Germany that has a web-accessible multi-user Excel solution, says it's developing a real-time Linux OLAP server that it will put out for free by the end of the year.
The fight for control over SCO's biggest shareholder, the Canopy Group, resolved itself Monday on the courthouse steps when the two sides agreed to settle. In the settlement, Canopy's ex-management may be getting Canopy's 32% interest in SCO.
The controversial pro-software patents directive that has garnered so much opposition was sent back to the European Parliament for reconsideration Monday without any changes, infuriating its critics who call it a 'mockery' and claim it's a 'minority position.' If adopted over the heads...
Japanese regulators said Tuesday that Intel cuts prices and throws 'Intel Inside' marketing money around to make sure Japanese PC makers buy Intel CPUs, not AMD or Transmeta widgets. They've told the company to knock it off or face prosecution. Intel has until March 18 to respond. In...
The review by the multi-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) triggered because of congressional security concerns aroused when IBM said it was selling it stumbling PC unit to the Chinese for $1.75 billion, has resulted in the deal being okayed.
Going into its mid-quarter update, Intel raised its worst-case scenario for the first quarter from $8.8 billion to $9.2 billion but continued to say that the best it could do was $9.4 million. The first quarter is historically Intel's weakest quarter and Intel is operating under the th...
Neoware has bought the thin client business of privately held eSeSix Computer GmbH near Munich along with its development and engineering affiliate in Vienna, adding to its string of recent acquisitions. It has acquired eight businesses in the last four years.
AMD is pitching Opteron as a high-end embedded chip alongside its Geodes and Alchemies, and it's guaranteeing designers that certain models like the 152, 252 and 852 or their functional equivalents will be around and supported for at least the next five years to get them to bite.
Cray has made its senior VP of sales, marketing and service Peter Ungaro president, reporting to CEO Jim Rottsolk. Cray, which prides itself on its R&D, said the move was intended to signal its increasing market focus. Ungaro was once IBM's VP of worldwide deep computing sales and join...
AMD is supposed to explain its Pacifica virtualization technology by releasing the specification by the end of the month. It wouldn't say much of anything else about the stuff at it counter-IDF meeting. Pacifica, AMD's version of Intel's Vanderpool techno-widgetry, isn't due in AMD chi...
Intel says it has something like 15 dual- and multi-core processor projects in the oven that are set to appear in servers, workstations, desktops, mobile devices and networking platforms over the next few years.
VA Linux Systems Japan KK, a subsidiary the old VA set up before it hit the wall and morphed into VA Software, says it's tying up with Sun Wah Linux Ltd (SWL) to develop a universal Debian infrastructure and promote the adoption of Debian on Japan and China.
Novell's second shot at getting SCO's slander-of-title suit throw out on its ear has been postponed.
Driven by the growth in volume servers, worldwide server revenues grew 5.1% to $14.4 billion in the fourth quarter representing the seventh consecutive quarter of growth, according to IDC's number crunchers.
Novell says the next version of its ZenWorks management system, due out this half, is going to support Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT). Novell says it will cut the time needed to re-image replaced or upgraded system hardware.
IBM was the first OEM in the Opteron pool, but has only managed to paddle around the shallow end. Now, however, it appears that we are supposed to expect an Opteron addition to its BladeCenter.
The release of StarOffice 8 Beta is reportedly causing Sun to make global changes.
Court-appointed doctors have found ex-Novell CEO and industry icon Ray Noorda, 80, legally incompetent because of age. The doctors were summoned because Noorda is currently the center of a Tennessee Williams-style fight for control of the Canopy Group, the VC operation Noorda founded t...
SCO, which has gotten itself in a bit of a fix because it hasn't yet filed its 10-K for the fiscal year ended back on Halloween, says it's going to restate the first three quarters of calendar '04 because of 'certain accounting errors.' SCO said Thursday that the restatement won't impa...
BusinessWeek is reporting that Richard Hackborn, HP board member and retired architect of HP's printer business, was instrumental in ousting Carly.
Amid what she describes as 'some muttering over the inappropriateness of a vendor taking the job,' Red Hat's VP of Open Source Affairs, Michael Tiemann, has become the new interim president of the OSI, replacing Russell Nelson, who has stepped down after only a month. Maureen O'Gara re...
Adobe has released two software components known as Adam and Eve under the MIT open source license. Adam is a modeling engine and declarative language for describing constraints and relationships in a collection of values while Eve is a layout engine and declarative language for constr...
Intel and VMware say they're going to collaborate on tuning VMware's software-layer virtualization widgetry to Intel's anticipated chip-level Vanderpool virtualization technologies.
Carly Fiorina, HP's late unlamented CEO, a woman whose corporate checkbook left much to be desired, is in the running to be the next president of the World Bank, according to what a Bush official told the AP Tuesday.
Last week we incorrectly identified Andrew Aitken, one of the people who signed the 'Boycott Oasis' document, as an IP attorney with Venable.
The European Commission has rebuffed a move, backed by the European Parliament, to water down the infamous software patents directive that would give the European Union the same kind of software patent system as the US has. Florian Mueller, who mounted the NoSoftwarePatents.com campaig...
Six-year-old Mandrakesoft has designs on being a first-tier player. The last surviving European commercial Linux distribution, it going to acquire Conectiva, the Brazilian Linux distro, for $2.3 million in stock to increase its size and R&D capabilities.
Novell has hired ex-IBMer Sen Ming Chang to be its managing director for Asia and get it into China. He will be based in Beijing.
Novell's attempt to dominate the news coming out of LinuxWorld last week left Linux watcher Prudential Equity unmoved. It still thinks Red Hat is king of the hill and that 'Novell will likely be a distant #2 provider.' It says, 'Novell is making positive headway, but still faces the di...
The UK's immigration folk are starting to use Sleepycat Software's Berkeley DB Transactional Data Store 4.3 at 70 ports of entry to improve border security. The software was reportedly picked because it's embedded and so supposedly more secure than SQL databases that reside on a dist...
The Open Source Initiative has yet to address those allegations of racism hanging over the head of its newly ensconced president Russell Nelson since that posting he put on his personal blog. The Open Source Development Labs has refused to get involved with OSI in some sponsorship or a...
Novell, which had $1.7 billion in the bank at the end of the quarter, up $500 million, says it's toying with strategic acquisitions. Thanks to that fortuitous antitrust settlement it got from Microsoft, Novell technically earned $392 million, or 90 cents a share, on revenues of $290 mi...
'It seems,' writes Maureen O'Gara, 'IBM doesn't want the court to look too deeply into Project Monterey and whether Dynix and AIX might infringe SCO copyrights.' IBM has asked the court to limit the scope of its own Ninth Counterclaim.
IBM, Sony and Toshiba engineers used the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) recently in San Francisco to hike the skirt on the vaunted and mysterious multi-core Power-derived ~4GHz chip code named Cell that they've been designing for four years and show a bit of ankl...