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  • Hoosier Daddy? In Indiana Schools, It's Linux
    How's this for back-to-school fashion: More than 20,000 Indiana students are now Linux-enabled under a state grant program to roll out low-cost, easy-to-manage workstations, which are running various flavors of the open-source operating system.
  • IBM Hones Offerings For Midmarket Partners
    IBM is cultivating new channel services and programs to make it easier for midmarket partners to do business with it and drive sales of its Express middleware lineup.
  • Red Hat A No-Show At LinuxWorld
    Red Hat's no-show at LinuxWorld generated a lot of buzz on the show floor and had attendees scratching their heads about why the biggest Linux distributor didn't exhibit at the biggest Linux show.
  • Apple Updates Boot Camp Tool
    Apple on Tuesday updated Boot Camp, the in-beta, dual-boot software that lets Intel-powered Macs run Windows XP.
  • To Include Business Consulting, Technology Services, Linux Chief Says

    IBM Plans Big Push Beyond Linux Into Open Source
    IBM and its global services arm will take its success in Linux and steamroll into the open source products and technology services business
  • CA Outlines Latest Channel Game Plan
    CA's channel chief Gary Quinn gave the first official glimpse at the software vendor's new channel strategy on Tuesday at the XChange '06 conference in St. Louis.
  • Lenovo To Support SLED 10 In New Linux ThinkPads
    Lenovo on Tuesday plans to release two high-end ThinkPad notebooks that will support Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10. The operating system, however, won't be preloaded on the PCs.
  • Beta now due end of summer, final product to ship in Q4

    Red Hat Delays Enterprise Linux 5 Beta
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 beta is delayed until end of summer, but company plans to ship the final code with Xen by the end of 2006
  • Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Blogging Software Beta
    Diving deeper into blogging technology, Microsoft on Monday released a beta version of new software for creating blog content for its Windows Live Spaces blog site and other blog hosts such as Google's Blogger.
  • IBM, HP On a Buying Binge
    The headlines were hard to miss and the comparisons even harder as IBM and Hewlett-Packard shelled out big bucks recently to bolster their software offerings.
  • SuperMicro Adds New Programs For VARs
    SuperMicro launched three new offerings for VAR partners "" an online configurator, online launch kits and special promotions for VARs "" and added discounts for good customers.
  • Briefs: August 14, 2006
    IBM last week agreed to buy enterprise content management vendor FileNet for $1.6 billion, a cash deal expected to close by the end of the year. The acquisition will give IBM sophisticated records-managing, imaging and workflow technology for head-to-head competition with EMC's Documentum. FileNet will become part of IBM's Information Management unit, headed by General Manager Ambuj Goyal.