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[News] IBM to Bring More Powerful UNIX/Linux Server

IBM plans Power6 blades for next year

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| PowerPC 970-based machines can run Linux and IBM's version of Unix,
| called AIX, but the Power6 blades also will run IBM's i5/OS, the
| operating system used on its System i server family, Dougherty said.



IBM Drives Evolution of Software and Systems Delivery to Speed SOA Results

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| Increasingly, customers are looking for ways to use open source
| products in their software delivery.


IBM: You Don't Need a Computer to See Its Growth Potential -- Barron's

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| Palmisano: "We have a top share in servers and Linux, No. 1 in blade
| servers, which is a huge growth area... No. 1 in supercomputing, No. 1
| in SOA... We're No. 1 in middleware... IBM is a stronger company today
| than it was four years ago, with stronger margins, solid cash and
| earnings." Barron's: You don't need a computer to know what that
| trend could do for IBM's shares.


IBM's Power Architecture Attracting More Linux Developers

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| IBM makes less revenue on servers sold with Linux, compared to
| those that ship with one if its commercial operating systems --
| such as AIX or OS 400 -- but that's offset by the company's
| growing Linux support practice. Linux compatibility also makes
| the company's servers accessible to a wider variety of users,
| such as educational institutions on limited budgets. "We
| benefit from the wider ecosystem that Linux is a part of,"
| says Jollans.


IBM Achieves Major "Linux on POWER" Milestone

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| The number of tested, native applications available for the Linux on
| POWER platform has grown more than 200 percent in the last two years,
| marking it as a fast-developing new IT ecosystem.


Study: Developers Favor Linux

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| "Regardless of what kind of developer you are, you're still trying to
| make a living, and target the operating system that?s controlling the
| market."
| However, in the most recent survey, the developers' forecast of their
| target platform has changed. For the first time, these developers said
| that in the next 12 to 18 months they expect to be developing more Linux
| apps than Windows apps. 


The Best Blue Chip for 2007: IBM

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| Similarly, by tapping into the open-source movement, harnessing the
| power of its new software acquisitions, and understanding the
| immense potential of everything from SoulPad and the Smart
| Surveillance System to its supercomputers, IBM consultants
| are poised to provide their clients the tools and information
| they will need to stay competitive.


IBM profit rises 47%; sales up 5% to $22.6 billion

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| International Business Machines Corp. reported late Thursday
| that third-quarter profit rose 47% from a year ago, when it
| had a significant tax-related charge, as the technology
| giant's sales rose slightly on gains in its key global
| services division.


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| "We've moved past the ideology," said Sutor, in Salt Lake City
| Thursday to attend graduation ceremonies at Neumont University."
| Many people have figured out that there are a number of ways tom
| ake money from the 'open source' model."
| [...]
| The litigation has been characterized as part of a proxy war being
| waged by Microsoft against Linux, seen as a prime challenger to
| Windows. Microsoft has been a prime funding source for SCO, but
| earlier this month stunned open-sourcers by announcing a development
| pact for Novell's Suse-brand of Linux.
| IBM is watching the apparent about-face with interest - and
| skepticism. "I don't see [Microsoft] doing very much yet for open
| source that isn't at arm's length," Sutor said. "Possibly this is
| a way of perpetrating previous [anti-Linux] strategy while
| superficially looking better."


Is IBM open source's little friend?

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| ...That is because one of the big post-Linuxworld features is all about
| IBM, and how IBM is going to use open source to beat big, bad Microsoft.
| [...]
| The story, from Motley Fool, says IBM is going to get Linux running faster
| on its proprietary chips, go after smaller customers using the cost
| benefits of open source, and push an "open health care framework" to
| push computers into smaller medical offices.


Ballmer rattles intellectual property saber at Linux

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| Besides, does Microsoft think IBM will stay on the litigation sidelines,
| if it decides to play the patent card? IBM makes a lot of its billions
| from Linux, and I can't see Big Blue paying Microsoft off to continue
| using its favorite operating system.


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