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LinuxWorld - in brief

UnitedLinux offers developer tools

UnitedLinux used the LinuxWorld show in New York to unveil a software developer's program intended to better equip independent software vendors with the resources to port, test, and create solutions backed by the Linux consortium. The move is intended to encourage more programming uniformity among developers.

The group may have also improved its competitive position, announcing today that Hewlett-Packard has joined the group as a technology partner, following on the heels of IBM and Advanced Micro Devices, which signed up last week.

UnitedLinux - together with the Linux Professional Institute - used the show to announce a Professional Certification Program designed to streamline Linux development and certification and uniform distribution.

More information on the new programs can be obtained at www.unitedlinux.com.


CA forms internal Linux Technology Group
Computer Associates has formed a Linux Technology Group to co-ordinate its product development and general approach to the open-source operating system.

CA has some 60 products supporting Linux, but the Linux movement has only recently gained sufficient critical mass to prompt CA's internal reorganisation.

CA brought out a dozen new Linux products at the show, including versions of Unicenter Management for WebSphere, Unicenter Management Portal, eTrust Web Access Control and CleverPath Aion Business Rules Expert. From its storage products line, it also released BrightStor ARCserve Backup agents for Apache and MySQL.

AMD promises 64-bit future for Linux

IBM is to ship a 64-bit beta version of its DB2 database running on SuSE Linux and optimised for Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processor.

Speaking at LinuxWorld, AMD chief executive officer Hector Ruiz said the software would be ready for the launch of the AMD's 64-bit Opteron chip in April.

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