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Though the plans were first announced in 2005, the day has finally come. Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's Platform Products and Services Group, is retiring. His departure tomorrow leaves Kevin Johnson in charge of the division responsible for Microsoft's operating systems, at a time of significant transition for the company and its platform.... more
Intel chips are back in favor at Sun Microsystems once again. At a press conference held in San Francisco this morning, Sun announced a line of Intel-based servers, beginning with a dual-Xeon model to be available in June. In return, Intel will elevate Sun's Solaris to the status of a "tier one" operating system.... more
Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian has issued an open letter addressing concerns about the recent agreement between Novell and Microsoft and how it might impact Linux customers. Read here for the full text, with Microsoft's response.... more
After a seemingly endless series of pre-announcements and forward-looking briefings, Sun Microsystems has finally begun the process of making Java open source. Better still, it's doing it for real: The code will be released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).... more
Microsoft and Novell have described their recent partnership as a historic effort to "bridge the divide" between open source and proprietary software. But is it legal? According to Eben Moglen of the Software Freedom Law Center, the deal between the two companies would not be compatible with the terms of the forthcoming GPL (GNU General Pubic License) version 3, and it might not be compatible with the current ve... more