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[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. 
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10411982-92.html

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. 
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=28245&tag=wrapper;col1

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 
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http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source/windows-and-red-hat-pricing-amazon-ec2-vs-premise-922


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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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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/151568/ballmer_still_searching_for_an_answer_to_google.html
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Double-punch for Wintel Duopoly - and Beyond ,----[ Quote ] | This might have interesting implications for the netbook market, where | Microsoft is desperately trying to keep manufacturers from offering cheaper | GNU/Linux models. How it does that could well come under scrutiny by the | European Commission if there's any hint it is apply pressure unfairly. | | But beyond that, there's a more subtle point. These fines arise, after all, | from the abuse of monopoly power. And there are no greater abuses than those | associated with...

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linux.conf.au 2008 ----[ Quote ] | There is a new threat out there which we should not underestimate: the push | to force copyright enforcement duties onto ISPs. This effort takes two forms: | getting "infringers" disconnected, and requiring ISPs to filter data passing | through their networks. There are a lot of problems with either approach, but | that is not stopping the industry (and others, such as anti-porn crusaders) | from pushing hard for ISP responsibility. This is a fight to watch. | | So what should the free software community do? Not much, says Kimberlee, | ...

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