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Intel ENHANCES Itanium 32-bit performance

Intel Corporation announced the availability of IA-32 Execution Layer (EL) software for systems powered by the Intel Itanium 2 processor running Microsoft Windows operating systems. Intel says the technology provides greater flexibility for customers by increasing the performance of many 32-bit software applications and facilitating customer migration to Itanium 2-based platforms running Windows.

Samsung's wireless strategy

The IT division of Samsung India Electronics announced its business strategy for the wireless market in India. The company is expecting a boom in the Indian market for wireless products. Paving way to this trend, Samsung unveiled its unique range of Wi-Fi enabled 'NotePCs' - the X05, X10, P30 and Q20.

Novell completes acquisition of SUSE

Novell completed its acquisition of SUSE LINUX, a combination that brings global technical support, consulting and training services, and networking and security to Linux. With this, Novell now offers a full range of enterprise solutions on the Linux platform, from the server to the desktop. The closing of the $210 million cash deal also opens the door for completion of the $50 million investment of IBM.

SUSE LINUX becomes a product business unit within Novell with its sales and marketing handled by Novell, and SUSE LINUX's current sales and marketing staff. Novell will keep the SUSE LINUX brand.

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