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Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 2, Number 9 -- March 5, 2003
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Bill's, Andy's, and Linus' Enterprise Adventure, Every Week

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NEC Itanium-Windows AzuzA Server Tops Performance Charts
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Six months ago, I told you about a 32-way Itanium-based server from NEC that showed Unix-class performance and price/performance running the forthcoming Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition. Now NEC is showing off the much-improved performance of the "AzuzA" NEC Express5800/1320Xc server, which has tweaked hardware and software. The 433,108 transactions per minute (TPM) throughput of the box has just about given the Unix crowd heart attacks. Scalability and performance on big database jobs was the key differentiator between Unix and Windows servers. READ MORE >

Microsoft Taps Dutch Bank to Finance Windows Solutions
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Microsoft this week tapped De Lage Landen Financial Services, a U.S. subsidiary of financial services giant De Lage Landen International, to help the company help its customers, large and small, to finance the solutions they are installing on the Windows platform. The deal, struck with Microsoft Capital Corporation, the arms-length financing arm of Microsoft, will allow Windows customers to finance a complete hardware, software, and services package from resellers. READ MORE >

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IBM VP Says xSeries Strategy Will Win High-End Intel Wars
by Dan Burger

As we've watched IBM's Intel-based server business turn up the heat in the small and midsized business market, it is clear that the high end of this segment is where IBM believes it can be most effective. IBM is going at this market with the message that xSeries is the cost-effective way to grow, and that leading technology--such as eight-way, 16-way, and even 32-way servers, as well as blade servers--is the most sound way to plan for future growth. READ MORE >

J.D. Edwards Says OneWorld Claims Are Ancient History
by Alex Woodie

J.D. Edwards announced its first quarter financial results two weeks ago, but instead of the ERP giants' return to profitability, the story making the rounds concerned the legal action that has been taken against J.D. Edwards by at least ten of the earliest adopters of the OneWorld ERP suite. J.D. Edwards acknowledges that OneWorld had problems when it started shipping in 1998, but says that those problems have all been resolved, and vigorously defends the quality of the software it's shipping today. READ MORE >

As I See It: Caring Leadership--The Leader As Servant
by Victor Rozek

Recently a friend and I went out for dinner at a reasonably fashionable restaurant. When the waitress came to our table we noticed she was quite young and new to her profession, but she was also very earnest and eager to please. We ordered wine and off she went only to return sans wine but with an apology: "Sorry, we're out of the wine you requested." She stood there anxiously, shifting from foot to foot, so I smiled and asked what she might recommend instead. She glanced at the wine list and beamed: "I recommend the cesspool." READ MORE >

But Wait, There's More . . .

Sun Using AMD Athlons in X86 Blade Servers . . . Intel Chops Prices on Xeon Processors . . . BizTalk Adapter for SQL Server Announced by Microsoft . . . Microsoft Real-Time Communications Server Beta Is Released . . . IBM Cranks Clock on Quad-Processor pSeries 630 Linux Servers . . . AX/ware Now Supports Migration of OS/400 Cobol Apps to Unix, Windows via C . . . READ MORE >

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and your insights into the Windows and Linux server markets. 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
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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NEC Itanium-Windows AzuzA Server Tops Performance Charts

Microsoft Taps Dutch Bank to Finance Windows Solutions

IBM VP Says xSeries Strategy Will Win High-End Intel Wars

J.D. Edwards Says OneWorld Claims Are Ancient History

As I See It: Caring Leadership--The Leader As Servant

But Wait, There's More. . .

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