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Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 2, Number 11 -- March 19, 2002
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Bill's, Andy's, and Linus' Enterprise Adventure, Every Week

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Microsoft Locks Pricing with Windows Server 2003
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

In a little more than a month, Microsoft will launch Windows Server 2003, the "Whistler" version of its Windows operating system for servers. Whistler has plenty of technical advancements that are going to make it an attractive upgrade from the current Windows 2000 editions for servers. And because Microsoft wants to get lots of hesitant customers to spend money in a down economy, Whistler will have something else: prices that match Windows 2000. READ MORE >

HP, Red Hat Ink Linux Sales, Support Deal
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Server and workstation maker Hewlett-Packard and commercial Linux distributor Red Hat announced yesterday that the two companies had inked a deal that will see HP distribute Red Hat's versions of the Linux operating system and sell Red Hat's installation, update, and support services. The deal gives HP's customers the coveted one-throat-to-choke and makes Linux a tier-one operating system, alongside Windows and HP-UX, at the company. It also gives Red Hat access to the largest installed base of server and workstation customers in the world. READ MORE >

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VMware Readies Virtual Machines Spanning Two CPUs
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

VMware, which has a bunch of different products to create virtual partitions on Intel-based workstations and servers, has been showing off a new add-on to its ESX Server virtual machine middleware that allows virtual partitions on ESX Server to span two processors, instead of being confined to one. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is incredibly difficult to do. It is much easier to carve up a single processor into many virtual machines than to make a virtual machine span more than one processor. READ MORE >

Microsoft Makes Productivity the Issue with Visual Studio.NET
by Dan Burger

Microsoft's side-by-side release of Visual Studio.NET 2003 and Windows Server 2003 is five weeks away. Looking beyond the typically overstated fanfare, this announcement is one of many incremental stages along the .NET pathway. The occasion will be used to draw attention to the growing importance of Web services and its impact on the way applications are developed. Based on industry standard protocols, Web services promises an easier way to share data, primarily by overcoming the obstacles of disparate applications inherent with traditional programming methods. READ MORE >

As I See It: Myth Conceptions
by Victor Rozek

Say it often enough, and it becomes real. Ignore proof to the contrary, and it becomes a myth. IT certainly has its share. Maybe the biggest and best-known industry myth is that computers are dehumanizing. Nah. No more so than hammers. Well, I suppose a hammer can be dehumanizing, if it's used to bludgeon somebody. But to paraphrase Charlton Heston: Computers don't dehumanize people; people dehumanize people. READ MORE >

But Wait, There's More . . .

Windows, Linux Security Holes Found, Fixes Announced . . . Microsoft Supports iSCSI Protocol . . . HP Announces tc2120 Entry Server to Appease NetServer Dealers, Customers . . . Relational Database Market Grew in 2002 . . . Big Blue Debuts IBM Director 4.1 System Administration Tool for xSeries, BladeCenter Servers . . . 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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Microsoft Locks Pricing with Windows Server 2003

HP, Red Hat Ink Linux Sales, Support Deal

VMware Readies Virtual Machines Spanning Two CPUs

Microsoft Makes Productivity the Issue with Visual Studio.NET

As I See It: Myth Conceptions

But Wait, There's More. . .

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