Ubuntu server momentum builds toward ‘critical mass’

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| Carr said that while the deal will “hopefully be with Dell,” Canonical is
| also considering server vendors other than Dell, and at a later date the
| company will reveal the results of those talks. “This doesn’t mean a deal is
| imminent, but those who want and require Ubuntu on the server will have
| something available reasonably soon,” he said.
|
| Which leads us to the present. Last week, at Linux-Watch.com, Rick Becker,
| Dell Product Group’s vice president of applications, said Dell is currently
| in the process of certifying Ubuntu for all its server lines. “But we are
| still several months away from announcing a certification. I’d say it’ll be
| announced in Q1 next year,” he said.
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http://enterpriselinuxlog.blogs.tech...rprise-ubuntu/
http://tinyurl.com/2p7ocv


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Ubuntu scores first major pre-installed server win

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| Ubuntu is extremely popular on the desktop, but it's made comparatively
| little progress on servers. That's about to change. Dell is expected to
| announce in the first quarter of 2008 that it has certified Ubuntu Linux for
| its server lines.
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http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS4557593896.html


Linux on half of all new servers? Red Hat's got plans

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| The Amazon partnership is part of Red Hat's Linux Automation initiative to
| make it easier for companies to deploy Linux applications. With it, Red Hat
| will have its version of Linux powering over half of the world's new servers
| by 2015 while doubling its current market share, says Scott Crenshaw, Red
| Hat's VP of enterprise Linux business.
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http://www.itnews.com.au/News/NewsSt...px?story=64797


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| Claims made by Microsoft that Linux violates its software patent have
| not affected sales of Linux-based hardware, according to Michael Dell.
|
| Speaking to ZDNet.co.uk at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando on
| Thursday, Dell's chief executive officer said his company has seen Linux
| uptake for servers increase faster than Windows server products, despite
| Microsoft's claims.
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http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1...955,00.htm?r=9