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Sun seeks developer help to make Solaris ubiquitous

Sun Microsystems has ambitious plans for the commercial and open-source versions of its Solaris operating system, hoping to achieve for Solaris the kind of ubiquity already enjoyed by Java. To come close to reaching that goal, Sun needs to reach out ...

Sun wants investors to recognize it as the JAVA company

Apparently it's not enough that Sun peppers any and all discussions of its hardware and software products with liberal mentions of its Java programming language, now the vendor wants Wall Street to sit up and take more note of its homegrown technolog...

IBM extends support for Sun's Solaris

IBM is extending its support for Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system to cover more of its x86 servers and blades, the two vendors announced Thursday.

LINUXWORLD - IBM, Novell strengthen desktop, server ties

IBM and Novell are beefing up their existing partnership on two fronts with Linux distributor Novell increasing support for IBM's Notes desktop collaboration software and its open-source WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE).

User pressure leads SugarCRM to adopt GPLv3

SugarCRM is to adopt version 3 of the GNU general public license (GPLv3) for the next release of its open-source CRM (customer relationship management) software after coming under pressure from its user community to move away from its own Sugar Publi...

HP to acquire Opsware for US$1.6B

Hewlett-Packard plans to buy data center automation software vendor Opsware for about US$1.6 billion. It's the third-largest acquisition in HP's history after its multibillion-dollar purchases of Compaq and Mercury.

Intel joins One Laptop Per Child initiative

In an unexpected development, chip giant Intel has joined the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative. The nonprofit project aims to equip children in developing countries with specially designed low-cost notebooks powered by chips from Intel's rival ...

Businesses experimenting with virtual worlds

Although virtual environments are still at an early stage in development and adoption, many companies are already dabbling in one or more virtual worlds or closely observing them prior to getting their feet wet.

Standards will help users keep their virtual clothes on

As the number of virtual environments increases, standards and vendor collaboration will help make teleporting between different worlds a smooth experience, ensuring, for instance, that your avatar arrives in a new world still wearing the clothes it ...

Salesforce.com, Google release first joint product

Salesforce.com and Google announced a strategic global partnership Tuesday, but it wasn't the widely expected tight integration between Google Apps and Salesforce.com's hosted CRM (customer relationship management) software. Instead, the two vendors ...

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