[News] IBM's Server Initiative (GNU/Linux) Far Ahead of Microsoft's

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IBM opens new cloud lab while Microsoft reorgs

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| IBM is continuing its investment in cloud 
| computing with a new lab in Hong Kong, 
| expanding the presence of its IBM China 
| Development Laboratory (CDL), the company's 
| largest with more than 5,000 developers on 
| staff.
| [...]
| My blogging colleague, James Urquhart, 
| wrote this week about Microsoft's new 
| business unit that merges its cloud and on-
| premise server group into one development 
| team, which makes sense, at least in 
| theory.
| Practically speaking, Microsoft is way 
| behind the curve and has a lot of ground to 
| make. I've written in the past that the 
| opportunity is theirs to lose, and it's 
| hard to see how they plan to win, even with 
| this new structure. 


IBM: LotusLive paying subscribers go from 0 to 18 million in a year

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| IBM has 18 million paying client seats for 
| its LotusLive cloud services, a jump that 
| will result in a few double takes among IT 
| industry watchers. 


Linux based.

Windows and Red Hat pricing on Amazon EC2 vs. on-premise

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|     * Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter 
|     Edition: $2,999
|     * Red Hat Enterprise Linux Basic 
|     Subscription for 1 year: $349
|     * Windows price premium: 759 percent 



Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

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| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."

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