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HP Issues Statement on Compaq Merger. HP has issued a statement that discusses some internal issues as well as the company's business plans. "Mr. Hewlett does not understand the linkages between our businesses and the importance of profitability, growth and market leadership in our industry. For example, among his latest assertions is the suggestion that we exit the PC business and shut down PC manufacturing plants. The fact is we have already outsourced our PC manufacturing. This suggestion underscores the absence of a real plan and illustrates his disregard for the strategic, financial and human consequences of such a decision."
HP's plans for Linux are also outlined: "While HP is today a leader in UNIX servers, a market growing at 5-7 percent a year, the new HP also will be No. 1 in Windows servers, a market growing at more than 20 percent, and No. 1 in Linux servers, a market growing at more than 30 percent. Customers want freedom of choice and demand all three operating systems for price performance, flexibility and reduced time to market."
Danese Cooper replaces Chip Salzenberg on OSI board. We got a note from Russ Nelson stating that Chip Salzenberg has resigned from the Open Source Initiative board to pursue other interests. In his place will be Danese Cooper of Sun Microsystems.
E*TRADE Migrates to Linux. According to E*TRADE this press release E*TRADE is taking advantage of the cost and reliability benefits of open-source software. "By using open, standards-based architectures, E*TRADE continues its strategy of maintaining technology cost-efficiencies while providing a superior service experience for its customer households."
IBM launches low-end eServer. IBM has announced its new eServer product, which is very directly aimed at Sun's low-end servers. Among other things, IBM claims that the eServer uses half the electricity of Sun's offerings. It runs Linux, of course.
Linux NetworX Unveils ClusterWorX Lite and Releases ClusterWorX 2.1. Linux NetworX announced the unveiling of ClusterWorX Lite, an entry-level version of its cluster management software with limited functionality, designed for cluster systems with 16 nodes or less. ClusterWorX 2.1, the latest version of the company's cluster management software, is also being released with enhanced features.
Linux Stock Index for February 08 to February 13, 2002.
LSI at closing on February 08, 2002 ... 28.87
The high for the week was 28.97
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February 14, 2002