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Volume 2, Number 8 -- February 26, 2003
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Intel Talks Up Xeon, Itanium Roadmaps at IDF
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Intel was hosting its Spring Intel Developer Forum in San Jose last week, and late last week Mike Fister, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Enterprise Platforms Group, spilled the beans about Intel's upcoming roadmaps for its IA-32 and IA-64 processors for servers. While there has been much talk about the 64-bit Itanium roadmap, Intel has not said much about its plans beyond the current "Prestonia" and "Gallatins" with the 32-bit Pentium 4 Xeon DP and MP chips. READ MORE >

Microsoft Buys Connectix for Virtual Machine Partitioning
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Microsoft last Friday acquired the virtual partitioning software, patents, and key employees of a small, private software maker called Connectix, a specialist in virtual machine partitioning technology for Windows, Linux, and MacOS machines. In effect, Microsoft has bought itself virtual partitioning software, which it sorely lacks. Other vendors sell virtual machine software that works on Windows, but Microsoft has no control over them. The truth is, there is no all-Microsoft-Windows virtual machine solution to sell against Unix, Linux, and proprietary machines. READ MORE >

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xSeries GM Susan Whitney: IBM Will Push Intel Engines
by Dan Burger

IBM's Intel-based server business is gaining momentum, with a 16 percent revenue increase in 2002 to $2.8 billion in sales. These gains have been driven by IBM's success with eight-way boxes and blade servers. In terms of worldwide Intel-based server revenues, the xSeries line has a shot at passing Dell, currently in the number-two position, but industry leader Hewlett-Packard still outsells IBM by nearly two to one. So what is IBM going to do about it? READ MORE >

Inventive Designers Readies Scriptura for the Enterprise
by Alex Woodie

Inventive Designers has issued a new release of Scriptura, its XML-based, multiplatform document design and output management tool. With Scriptura 1.1, the company has enhanced the Scriptura Designer with new features such as print preview and improved text control. The Scriptura engine has undergone an overhaul as well, as Inventive Designer has released a new Enterprise Edition of the engine designed for high-volume printing, with new features such as intelligent data caching and support for the PCL5 print data stream. READ MORE >

Mad Dog 21/21: When the Saints Go Marching In
by Hesh Wiener

Biblical scholars and theologians may argue forever whether Moses was the single most important figure in the Old Testament. There are plenty of contenders, to be sure. But Moses enjoys a special distinction: In Venice, he is a saint. The evidence is the church of San Moise, built in the 10th century and remodeled endlessly since that time. READ MORE >

But Wait, There's More. . .

Expect IBM's Express Family to Grow in Second Quarter . . . IBM Enhances Storage for SMBs . . . JDA Donates $3.5 Million to Canadian School for Retailers . . . Symantec Releases New Antivirus Software for Domino Platforms . . . IT Security Top Concern of U.S. Manufacturers, Dataquest Reports. . . READ MORE >



Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and your insights into the OS/400 market. Feel free to send a letter to the editor. We will consider your letter a candidate for the reader feedback column associated with this newsletter, but we will contact you before we make your email public. READ MORE >


Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Shannon O'Donnell,
Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Intel Talks Up Xeon, Itanium Roadmaps at IDF

Microsoft Buys Connectix for Virtual Machine Partitioning

xSeries GM Susan Whitney: IBM Will Push Intel Engines

Inventive Designers Readies Scriptura for the Enterprise

Mad Dog 21/21: When the Saints Go Marching In

But Wait, There's More. . .






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