Technology news in brief

Von Computerworld staff

Fujitsu to Offer SUSE Linux

Fujitsu Ltd. will begin offering Novell Inc."s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server software and support services for Fujitsu PrimeQuest and Primergy servers in September. Fujitsu currently offers Windows and Red Hat Linux software development and support services for the Intel-based servers.

Microsoft Prices Data Protection App

At its Worldwide Partner Conference on Friday, Microsoft Corp. said that System Center Data Protection Manager, its forthcoming disk-based backup and recovery server software, will sell for about US$950. That includes a DPM server license and three management licenses. Microsoft also demonstrated the forms functionality due in its next Office release. It lets users enter and edit information from within a browser without using its InfoPath client.

Dell Ships Its First Dual-Core Server

Dell Inc. this week will ship its first server with dual-core chip technology from Intel Corp. A single-socket system designed for small-business use, the PowerEdge SC430 should offer performance that"s about 40 percent better than that of a single-core CPU, Dell said. Pricing starts at $499. Systems for midsize and large companies are due later this year.

Short Takes

Cisco Systems Inc. Chief Technology Officer Charles Giancarlo will become chief development officer on July 31, replacing the retiring Mario Mazzola. . . . A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry into an alleged periodic reporting violation by Business Objects SA ended with no recommendations for enforcement action. . . . Borland Software Corp. reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and said CEO Dale Fuller stepped down.