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  • OpenSUSE Framework To Entice Developers
    In an effort to grow its open-source project, Novell plans to release this year a public development framework and public server build for openSUSE.org. The framework will give third-party ISVs and open-source developers new resources and tools to create packages and applications that run on Novell SUSE Linux or SUSE Linux-based distributions, the Waltham, Mass.-based company said.
  • Siebel Shareholders To Vote On Deal
    Siebel Systems stockholders will vote on the pending sale of the CRM company to Oracle at a meeting Jan. 31, Siebel said in a statement earlier this month.
  • Open-source deployments are readily achievable, thereby creating new revenue opportunities


    The Open Road Of Open Source
    For some solution providers, providing customers with solutions based on open-source software is becoming not only an option to consider when doing development projects, but a primary focus.
  • Jobs unveils the first Macs to use new Core Duo processors


    Apple Says Hello To A Chip Off The Old Block: Intel
    At Macworld, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the first Macintoshes to use Intel chips: two new iMac desktops and two MacBook Pro notebooks, which run on Intel Core Duo processors.
  • Ch Language Rivals Java Functionality
    In the world of embedded computing, platform-independent managed code languages and application servers, SoftIntegration's Ch is a little gem with a robust scripting language.
  • BLOG: Google Pack Nicely Integrates Key Online Apps
    Much of the attention Google received at last week's Consumer Electronics Show came from its new online video store, which will go head-to-head with Apple's iTunes service, among others. But the company's release of the Google Pack may have a more chilling impact on the company's role as a developer and distributor of software.
  • New, bigger search appliances target companies with more documents


    Google Now Has Gaggle Of Minis
    Search king Google on Thursday unveiled two new Mini search appliances.
  • Federal Outsourcing Expected to Grow 8 percent
    Driven by the Office of Management and Budget's Lines of Business (LOB) initiatives, federal outsourcing spending is expected to increase more than $5 billion in the next four years, according to Reston, Va.-based research firm Input.
  • Software provider proactively manages end-user systems


    CA Snaps Up Management-Software Vendor Control-F1
    CA has made its second acquisition in as many weeks, this time snapping up closely held Control-F1, a supplier of remote PC support software, for an undisclosed sum.
  • Apple Fixes Eight QuickTime Bugs
    Apple updated its QuickTime media player to fix eight critical security vulnerabilities that leave the player and the company's popular iTunes software open to attack.
  • Mainsoft Gets Cozy With IBM
    Mainsoft has formed a partnership with IBM to help .Net ISVs and customers move to Linux and IBM WebSphere.
  • SAP Forms Americas Unit
    SAP has combined its North American and the Latin America subsidiaries to boost growth. The reorganization elevates Bill McDermott, who has been CEO of SAP North America, to lead the new SAP Americas unit.
  • Sun pushes aggressive Oracle-server bundle, Oracle lauds Solaris, Java


    Sun To Bundle Servers With 'Free' Oracle Database
    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Sun Microsystems' CEO Scott McNealy reaffirmed their mutual admiration at a yukfest Tuesday. They said their respective companies will "collaborate, interoperate" for another decade.

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