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Channel news: NetApp: storage virtualization overrated; VMWare IPOs

NetApp VP says storage virtualization overrated NetApp’s vice president of emerging products, Jay Kidd, discusses storage virtualization, competition with Isilon and NetApp’s current identity crisis. []s

VMware goes public with $100m plea Costs and CEO salary way up. [TheReg]

Microsoft’s Vista sales boost 3q profit Windows Vista buoyed Microsoft Corp.’s quarterly results, easing fears that the new operating system is too pricey, requires too many hardware upgrades and doesn’t work with other companies’ applications. [AP]

E-mail harvesters hit with $1B anti-spam lawsuit A $1 billion lawsuit filed today promises to open up a new front in the battle against spam: It targets not just spammers, but — for the first time — also those responsible for harvesting e-mail addresses on their behalf. [Computerworld]

Oracle Enterprise Linux gets backing from EMC, others It was another small step forward for Oracle Enterprise Linux this week as a handful of ISVs pledged support, but it’s still a long road ahead for the Red Hat clone.[]

Office 2003 to get security upgrade Service Pack 3 for Office 2003 will include a selection of the security improvements and features Microsoft put into Office 2007. [CNET]

WEP: Wireless security’s broken skeleton in the closet WEP for wireless security was cracked again recently. Though many will say WEP is obsolete, many companies still use it.[]

Open source VoIP, unified communications ease company communications Open source VoIP and unified communications improve inter-office communications for a young enterprise that is growing and expanding geographically.[]

McAfee turns in ninth consecutive record-breaking quarter Despite trouble with its own executives and the SEC, McAfee still continues to break revenue records. [eWEEK]

Ingram Micro Q1 sales rise, but profits fall on tax charge Ingram Micro saw its profits slip in the first quarter as a result of a Brazilian tax charge in spite of record worldwide sales. [ChannelWeb]

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