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Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 2, Number 12 -- March 26, 2003
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Red Hat Rolls Out Its Enterprise Linux Line
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As expected, commercial Linux distributor Red Hat has expanded its lineup of business-class Linux support and services to make a more appealing mix of products for companies that want to deploy Linux on their workstations and servers but do not want to pay the very high prices that Red Hat has been trying to charge for Linux Advanced Server. Advanced Server was announced at the end of March 2002 and carries a hefty $2,499 annual price tag for support. READ MORE >

Bull Announces Itanium-Based NovaScale Server Line
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As it promised more than a year ago, Bull, one of Europe's main server makers, has launched its own Itanium 2 servers to tackle the Wintel and Lintel markets with some bigger iron than it can currently deliver. Bull, which is the indigenous French computer maker, tweaks IBM's Power-based AIX servers for Unix customers (sold as the pSeries at IBM) and resells NEC's Express5800 32-bit Pentium servers for smaller Windows and Linux installations.

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Microsoft Explains Its Vision of the Autonomic Windows Future
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Everybody who's anybody in the IT racket is talking about how their engineers are developing self-healing, self-administering, autonomic computer systems. The Herculean human labor that goes into running data centers makes that labor an increasingly large piece of the IT budget pie. While people have always added up in the IT budget, the rapid decline in the cost of client and server computers and their software has only made the people costs seem like they are ballooning. READ MORE >

Tech Insight: UCCnet Touted as Cure to Product Data Woes
by Alex Woodie

You might have seen them lurking around your shop, but felt powerless to do anything about them. They're product data inconsistencies, and they could be costing retailers and suppliers up to $40 billion per year. The problem is that each major retailer, like Wal-Mart or Home Depot, has a different way of describing the products it puts on its shelves, and it passes down these inconsistencies to its suppliers. A relatively new industry body called UCCnet is trying to change all that. READ MORE >

Mad Dog 21/21: Calculated Risks
by Hesh Wiener

Fifty years ago, on February 28, 1953, to be precise, James Watson and Francis Crick announced that they had discovered the secret of life, which was embodied in the structure of DNA. They were right. In 1943, Thomas Watson of IBM said, "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." He was wrong. But 10 years later he saw things differently, and IBM had launched the Model 650 Magnetic Drum Calculator. READ MORE >

But Wait, There's More

Microsoft Might Be Considering a "Longhorn" Server Release After All . . . Take Microsoft's Windows 2003 Skills Assessment . . . Microsoft Names New Head of Sales, SMB Market . . . Unisys Beefs Up Server Sentinel Systems Management for ES7000s, Adds Application Sentinel Agents . . . IDC Says Companies Are Interested in Utility Computing. . .

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights on 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 for this newsletter, but we will contact you before we publish your e-mail. 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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Red Hat Rolls Out Its Enterprise Linux Line

Bull Announces Itanium-Based NovaScale Server Line

Microsoft Explains Its Vision of the Autonomic Windows Future

Tech Insight: UCCnet Touted as Cure to Product Data Woes

Mad Dog 21/21: Calculated Risks

But Wait, There's More

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