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U.S. Robotics begins shipping 100 Mbps Wireless Turbo line

The new products, tagged as the Wireless Turbo family of networking products, are shipping to retailer and resellers now, and they should be in the hands of the company’s partners any day. According to Jim Thomsen, senior product manager at U.S. Robotics, the company has focused this year on bringing to market true 100 Mbps […]

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Will ‘computer on a chip’ provide perfect security?

The company’s Cyber Secure Hard Disk Drives, Cyber Secure Hard Disk Drive Adapters and Cyber Secure Mirrored Raid Sub-systems are based on a single chip which is integrated into a computer’s hard drive. ValtX says users can eliminate viruses, hacker attacks, unauthorized changes, and spyware by simply restarting their computers. “We like to say that […]

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Novell’s new emphasis on Linux brings challenges to the channel

The challenges in front of Novell’s partner community include skills development and the ability to recognize and exploit new opportunities, as well as the need to understand the culture that the Linux community is bringing to the enterprise environment space. “One of the biggest barriers faced by the channel and the marketplace to Novell’s new […]

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IBM says Linux adoption means new opportunities for ISVs

“In many places, IBM is acknowledged as one of the reasons Linux has achieved legitimacy,” said Chris Pratt, manager, eServer Strategic Initiatives, at IBM. “From an IBM perspective, supporting Linux is a business, rather than a technology, decision, based on a business case. It has to show a return. We make money with Linux, and […]

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SCO backs up developers around UnitedLinux

“We have recognized what we are doing with our channel and the fact that in order to be successful there are dependencies on people buying solutions so we have set our platform to be able to reengage with developers more then we have in the recent past,” said Steve Spill, director of SCO Linux Developer […]

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Linux adoption depends on application development for the enterprise

Nat Friedman, vice president, research and development, Novell Ximian Services, Novell made the comments following his keynote address at Real World Linux in Toronto, Ontario. Friedman, a long-time open source developer, co-founded Ximian to create a desktop application suite for Linux that would meet the needs of enterprise environments. Ximian was acquired by Novell last […]

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Aggressive Novell promotion brings in staggering results

The promotion, which was introduced to coincide with the recent release of Novell eDirectory 8.7, saw the company target customers of Sun ONE and iPlanet Directory Server, offering them free eDirectory licenses. Under the deal, each customer would receive 250,000 free lifetime user licenses for Novell eDirectory, and 25,000 licenses for DirXML, a tool which […]

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Microsoft announces availability of anti-spyware beta

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware contains technology acquired in the purchase last month of New York-based GIANT Company Software Inc., a well-regarded player in the anti-spyware market. A November 2004 IDC study has estimated that 67 per cent of consumer PCs are infected with some form of spyware, and spyware is something that Windows has had no […]

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Linux SMB growth attributed to channel push

AMI-Partners, a consulting firm specializing in IT, Internet, telecom and business services market intelligence, trends, and strategy with a focus on global SMBs, said growth will be particularly strong in Asian and European markets where public government endorsements and policies are boosting visibility for Linux and open source. On a worldwide basis the number of […]

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Linux backers say IDC study shows big gains

Bill Weinberg, open source architecture specialist at the OSDL, said the IDC study is the first independent study of its kind on the Linux market. According to that study, the Linux market for desktops, servers and packaged software is expected to be worth $38 billion (U.S.) in revenue by 2008. Within the desktop PC market […]

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