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You have perhaps heard - given the amount of ink spilled on the story - that Intel quit the One Laptop Per Child board last week rather than get thrown off for badmouthing and competing against the altruistic non-profit and its cute little kid-friendly, customer-shy, AMD Geode-based green-and-white widget, the thing that was supposed to cost $100 and currently costs $188. Intel only took the board seat and promised millions of dollars in financial aid last July after the head of OLPC, Nicholas Negroponte, complained about Intel's interference with his brainchild and its potential third-world buyers on television's "60 Minutes." And Intel says it vacated the board seat because Negroponte kept demanding that Intel dump its $300 XO-alternative Windows-based Classmate machine and stop supporting makers of other XO-competitive boxes like the Asus Eee. Intel, which had forb... (more)

Cycle Computing to Exhibit at SYS-CON's Virtualization & Cloud Computing Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global Cloud Computing technology provider Cycle Computing to exhibit at SYS-CON'sCloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com), which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. Cycle Computing is the leading provider of Condor Grid and Cloud Solutions. We help Fortune 500s, SMBs, universities, and government agencies alike execute computation flexibly on i... (more)

Oracle Still Lusts after PeopleSoft

Oracle staged a conference call Monday to clear up "misconceptions in the market" and to say that it hadn't been dissuaded from the PeopleSoft acquisition by the length of time the process was taking but that it wasn't going to pay any unreasonable price for the joint either. Oracle made its hostile bid in June since then PeopleSoft stock has risen above Oracle's offer of $19.50 a share. Oracle said it was sure once the Justice Department and European Commission had all the information and had mulled it all over that the regulators would give Oracle the green light. It also said... (more)

If VMware Is "Virtualization 1.0" Is Microsoft the Avatar Of "Virtualization 2.0"?

Well, Egenera - which has no market cap at all because it hasn't gone public yet - claims it is. IDC, which coined the term, defines "Virtualization 2.0" as the next step beyond server virtualization replete with faster provisioning, high availability, disaster recovery, resource balancing and ultimately policy-based automation. Egenera says IDC is speaking its name. While VMware and its hypervisor are good at virtualizing one server at a time to improve hardware utilization, Egenera can virtualize the data center, creating networks of virtual and physical servers, and move indi... (more)

T3 Sues IBM To Break its Mainframe Monopoly

T3 Technologies Inc., once the world's second-largest mainframe systems integrator, has sued IBM for destroying its business, charging it, for starters, with tying, monopoly maintenance and leveraging, denying access to an essential facility and restraint of trade. It has asked the court for permission to join the massive, very similar antitrust suit that mainframe wannabe Platform Solution Inc. (PSI) filed against IBM earlier this year. T3, a PSI reseller, wants a jury trial, treble damages, IBM's anticompetitive practices permanently enjoined and the court to order IBM to licens... (more)