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Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 1, Number 3 - February 20, 2002
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Bill's, Andy's, and Linus' Enterprise Adventure, Every Week
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Bill Gates Takes the Wraps Off Visual Studio.NET
by Sinéad Carew


Bill Gates unveiled Microsoft's development tool Visual Studio.NET before about 4,000 developers at its VSLive conference in San Francisco last week. "Today is a very big day for us," Gates said. He added more weight to the occasion by implying the Visual Studio commercial launch is comparable to the introduction of the graphical user interface in the late 1980s and the and the arrival of the Internet in the mid-1990s.
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Microsoft Delivers Key Piece of JUMP to .NET Java to C# Conversion Tool
by Howard F. Arner, Jr.


Microsoft has announced availability of the Beta 1 release of Java Language Conversion Assistant, as part of its Java User Migration Path to Microsoft .NET strategy. JLCA converts Java code to C# on the .NET Framework. The tool was written by ArtinSoft, a company that specializes in conversion technologies, and is available as a free download from Microsoft's Web site.
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IBM Delivers xSeries Servers Using MXT Memory Compression
by Timothy Prickett Morgan


After a two-year collaboration between IBM the ServerWorks chipset division of chipmaker Broadcom, the two companies have delivered on a promised chipset that exploits IBM's Memory Expansion Technology (MXT) data compression algorithm. MXT was created by IBM's Research Division. Big Blue started hinting that MXT, which allows servers to have a virtual memory that is double the physical capacity of the memory chips in those servers, might come to market in late 2001 or early 2002, in an announcement the two companies made in June 2000.
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Dell Announces Two New Wintel/Lintel Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan


Dell took the wraps off two new Intel-based servers this week. IBM got to show off the new MXT SystemI/O chipset it co-developed with chip maker Broadcom's ServerWorks unit last week, and Dell is getting to show off the "Grand Champion" chipset from ServerWorks in its new PowerEdge 4600 this week. The Grand Champion GC-HE chipset is designed to support Intel's Pentium 4 Xeon processors, and will probably be the most popular chipset for those chips. Dell also announced a new Pentium III server, the PowerEdge 1650.
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HP Slashes Intel Server Prices to Fight in Price War
by Timothy Prickett Morgan


There is a price war going on in the Intel-based server market, and Hewlett-Packard, like other vendors, has to do everything it can to chop costs in its Wintel and Lintel server lines, to remain competitive with the likes of Dell, Compaq, and IBM. So last week, HP slashed prices on certain models in its Intel server line by as much as 34 percent.
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Red Hat Might Open Up Proprietary ArsDigita Tools or Throw Them Out
by Kristin Palitza


Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat has acquired the remaining assets of strained open source Internet tools provider ArsDigita, and said it might make the proprietary Web development tools of ArsDigita's software suite either open source or it will throw them out.
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Google Brings Its Search Engine Behind the Firewall--Based on Linux
by Kristin Palitza


Google has launched "Google in a box," a device to bring the company's Internet search engine behind the corporate firewall. The pre-integrated device combines software and Intel-based hardware running Linux. Google kept secret which Linux manufacturers are part of the deal.
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SEAGULL to Port Legacy Access Products to Linux
by Joe Hertvik


At IBM PartnerWorld show this week, SEAGULL announced that its Transidiom, J Walk, and WinJa programs will now run on Linux on IBM mainframe, iSeries, and Intel-based platforms. The Linux server components for these products are currently available only to selected customers; general availability is scheduled for this spring and summer.
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THIS ISSUE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Bill Gates Takes the Wraps Off Visual Studio.NET
Microsoft Delivers Key Piece of JUMP to .NET Java to C# Conversion
IBM Delivers xSeries Servers Using MXT Memory Compression
Dell Announces Two New Wintel/Lintel Servers
HP Slashes Intel Server Prices to Fight in Price War
Red Hat Might Open Up Proprietary ArsDigita Tools or Throw Them Out
Google Brings Its Search Engine Behind the Firewall--Based on Linux
SEAGULL to Port Legacy Access Products to Linux
Reader Feedback and Insights
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Editor
Timothy Prickett Morgan

Managing Editor
Mari Barrett

Conributing Editors:
Dan Burger
Sinéad Carew
Joe Hertvik
Kristin Palitza
Alex Woodie

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