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EMC stresses end-to-end security

EMC is looking to focus on providing end-to-end security for its customers and deliver more management capabilities in its software offerings, according to executives speaking at the company's analyst day in New York on Thursday.

Penguin adds new 64-bit BladeRunners

Linux hardware and clustering company Penguin Computing is releasing two new blade servers in its BladeRunner family, the 4130 and the 4140, based on 64-bit chips from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) respectively. Penguin will be showing off the blades at the LinuxWorld show taking place in San Francisco from Monday to Thursday.

Novell to open source Suse

Novell is planning to open up a version of its Suse Linux operating system to users and developers, unveiling its OpenSuse project at the LinuxWorld show next week in San Francisco, a company executive confirmed Wednesday.

Dell encouraging users to step up to Exchange 2003

Dell last week unveiled a migration program to encourage users to upgrade to the latest release of Microsoft Corp.'s groupware, Exchange Server 2003. The software giant is due to pull extended lifecycle support for an older version of its software, Exchange Server 5.5, at the end of this year.

Novell issues strong answer, counterclaims to SCO suit

Novell has fired back strongly against an amended complaint filed by The SCO Group in its slander of title lawsuit against Novell, rejecting SCO claims that it holds the copyright on Unix and demanding a jury trial.

Sponsors float open-source software ratings system

A university, a start-up and chip giant Intel are pushing a proposal for a standard model to rate open-source software to provide customers with a better sense of the maturity of the more than 100,000 projects available today.

Sun to lay off 1000 staff

Sun Microsystems expects to lay off around 1,000 staff at a cost of about US$100 million as part of the company's ongoing cost-cutting strategy, according to Sun's chief financial officer.

EMC announces Symmetrix 7, rebrands as DMX-3

EMC unveiled its Symmetrix DMX-3 high-end, storage-array system, previously code-named Symmetrix 7, Monday. The system will begin to ship in early September, according to company executives speaking on a conference call.

HP, Altiris cozy up with software suites

HP and systems management software vendor, Altiris, have strengthened their long-standing partnership with the release of two co-developed client management software bundles.

Encompass responds to demise of HP World, Interex

Hewlett-Packard user group Encompass is expecting more attendees for the inaugural technical conference it's co-sponsoring in September in the wake of this week's cancellation of rival show HP World.

Rackspace aims Red Label at enterprise Linux users

Rackspace Managed Hosting unveiled Red Label, a bundle of Linux software and services running on Dell servers aimed at enterprise users, the company said Monday. The move came in response to demand from high-end users who are looking for a vendor to manage their Linux deployments, according to a Rackspace executive.

Different takes on damage potential of SCO messages

The fur is flying between The SCO Group and online legal Web site Groklaw with both sides late last week making public key SCO internal communications dating back several years. The messages throw more light on SCO's ongoing litigation, which alleges that the Linux open-source operating system contains elements of its intellectual property.

Open-Xchange puts on Red Hat, reveals ambitions

Open-source collaboration software vendor Open-Xchange has clarified its relationship with Novell and kicked off a new relationship with Red Hat, the company announced Thursday. The deals mean the vendor can now bundle and resell either of the leading Linux operating systems with its Open-Xchange Server, according to the company's chief executive officer (CEO). He also revealed Open-Xchange's ambition to become one of the top three players in the groupware market within the next few years.