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Jaluna SA, the French concern that has Linux-ized and open sourced an update of Sun's old carrier-grade Chorus real-time operating system, says its eponymous Jaluna-1 RTOS can now run VxWorks applications thanks to an add-on Jaluna VxWorks compatibility kit it's run up. It says the kit, which comes with source code, features VxWorks 5.3 emulation and a translation of VxWorks system calls to Juluna C5 system calls to preserve their real-time behavior. An evaluation copy is available at www.jaluna.com/proserv/vxkit-overview.html ... (more)

VMware Soldiers On Despite Possible Biochemical Attack

VMware showed off some new "non-trivial" Virtual SMP widgetry that's been years in development at Demo 2003 in snow-free Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this week. VMware says the product, reportedly in test with select customers and due to hit market next quarter, will make it possible for a single virtual machine to span two processors, allowing them to work in parallel on a single guest operating system image. Currently, one or more of its virtual machines can run on a single processor. Four-ways are supposed to be in the cards. The new stuff, an add-on for its Intel-based ESX ser... (more)

Novell Returns to SUSE Well

SuSE's COO Amnon Harman has reportedly been named COO of Novel EMEA under his old boss Richard Seibt, now president of Novell EMEA. ... (more)

Microsoft Pretty Much Gets its Way with Lindows

Under pressure from Microsoft's legal counterattack overseas, Lindows, the uppity Windows wannabe, has been taken down a peg, forced to change the brand name of its Linux operating systems and Web site call letters to Linspire so it can continue to sell in Europe. Microsoft has managed to get the impudent upstart kicked out of some European countries through court-ordered injunctions and is working on barring it from other countries although the Microsoft blitzkrieg hit an impasse in France last week where it was denied a preliminary injunction against Lindows. Still, Lindows com... (more)

IBM Files New Motions to Get SCO Suit Toss Out

IBM filed three, count 'em, three new motions Tuesday asking the district court in Utah to throw out SCO's suit because SCO failed to substantiate its copyright infringement allegations. IBM told the court that "Despite the fact that SCO has been claiming for months that IBM's Linux activities infringe SCO's copyrights, despite the fact that SCO has sued IBM for copyright infringement with respect to IBM's Linux activities, and despite the fact that SCO has twice certified that it has produced the evidence it was ordered by the court to provide regarding its claim, SCO still fail... (more)