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  • Corel Upgrades Flagship Wares
    Corel, the Canadian software veteran, seems to embrace its underdog status, fancying itself a technology respite for smaller firms that balk at paying the big guys' licensing fees.
  • Includes product, telephone support, online training

    Novell Launches Linux Product, Services Bundle for SMB
    Novell launches a Linux bundle for channel partners and customers in the small to midmarket range that incorporates product, online training and telephone/online support at discount.
  • IBM DB2 Joins Ranks Of Database Freebies
    DB2 Express-C runs on Windows or Linux and on 32- and 64-bit processors. The database can be used on systems with two processor cores and on AMD or Intel-based systems with up to two dual-core chips. Memory limit is 4 gigabytes but there is no restriction on database size.
  • Linux Kernel Developer Says No To GPL 3
    Linus Torvalds' claim that he won't put the Linux kernel under the next version of the General Public License could represent another fracture in a community once united for free software.
  • Corel Refreshes WordPerfect, Draw
    Corel continues to chip away at the Microsoft Office monolith. On Jan. 17, the vendor launched major new releases of its flagship Draw graphics suite and the venerable WordPerfect brand.
  • Microsoft's Uphill Battle
    Microsoft will have a tough time luring Mac-loyal designers to its Expression product line, but it may be able to force corporate defections.
  • IBM Software beats the cross-platform drum

    IBM Goal: IM Interop Across The Board
    At Lotusphere, last week, IBM for the first time pledged client support to Linux and Macintosh for its Sametime realtime communications offering.
  • Burgum: MBS Hits Profit Sooner Than Expected
    Microsoft Business Solutoins posted a $10 million profit on sales of $242 million for the second fiscal 2006 quarter ending December 31. For the year-ago period it lost $17 million on sales of $207 million.
  • Microsoft Posts Five Percent Growth
    Software bellwether Microsoft expects revenue to be between $10.9 billion and $11.2 billion for the upcoming quarter and earnings per share of 32 to 33 cents. Revenue is expected to be $44 billion to 44.5 billion, the company said.
  • RIM Says BlackBerry Work-Around Ready If Needed
    Following the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of the case, it appears the BlackBerry patent battle will be resolved in the U.S. District Court system. In the case of an injunction, Research In Motion says it's found a way to let customers keep using their BlackBerrys.
  • Move seen to bolster IBM's virtualization technology

    IBM Grabs CIMS Labs' Virtualization Tools
    Looking to strengthen its virtualization technology, IBM on Wednesday acquired CIMS Labs of Roseville, Calif., a maker of software that keeps track of a variety of IT resources, including servers, databases, e-mail and applications.