Red Hat, Alcatel-Lucent join forces on unified comms

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| Alcatel-Lucent SME products include the OmniPCX Office line of IP PBX systems
| and the Extended Communication Server line of collaboration and
| unified-communications servers, all of which are based on Linux
| distributions.
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http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1...9336497,00.htm

All the big vendors appear to be moving in the right direction.


Yesterday:

Alcatel-Lucent locks down laptops

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| Running an embedded Linux OS enables third parties to develop software to
| utilise the capabilities of the PCMCIA card or to interoperate with the
| management gateway. *
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/22...t-locks-laptop


Related:

Alcatel-Lucent 'Guardian' Locks Up Your Data *

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| The Guardian is a Linux-based notebook PC card loaded with security
| software that checks against a remote server to validate that the
| notebook hasn't been reported lost or stolen.
|
| [...]
|
| Skuler declined to comment on which particular vendor of version of
| Linux Alcatel-Lucent was running on the card other than to say it's
| from a major Linux vendor.
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http://www.internetnews.com/infra/article.php/3679026


NEC shows off Linux mobile phones

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| NEC has thrown its weight behind mobile Linux with the introduction of four
| handsets based on the LiMo specification.
|
| [...]
|
| Among NEC's new phones is the N905i, a 3G/GSM phone with HSDPA for data
| connectivity, mobile TV reception, GPS and support for wireless payment
| services. *
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http://www.computing.co.uk/vnunet/ne...le-phone-debut


Alcatel-Lucent says $1.5 billion not enough from Microsoft

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| Alcatel-Lucent said in a court filing that $1.5 billion is not
| enough to properly compensate it for Microsoft Corp.'s infringement
| of two digital audio patents.
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...D&siteid=yhoof
http://tinyurl.com/36hu5v