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Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 2, Number 15 -- April 16, 2003
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Bill's, Andy's, and Linus' Enterprise Adventure, Every Week

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Microsoft Commits to Windows on 64-Bit AMD Chips
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

A little less than a year ago, Advanced Micro Devices and Intel both named their then-future Opteron and Itanium 2 64-bit processors and said that operating system maker Microsoft would have server and workstation versions of Windows available for these chips. Microsoft has since then said it will ship Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 for Itanium 2 machines, but has been quiet about plans for the "SledgeHammer" Opteron and its desktop variant in the AMD "Hammer" family of chips, the "ClawHammer" Athlon 64. READ MORE >

Microsoft Talks Up Windows 2003, Attacks Viruses and Spam
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It's T-minus-one week and counting down to the launch of Windows Server 2003. Microsoft, not content to wait until the actual launch to start touting the product like crazy, has been putting out technical details and marketing spin for weeks and is now turning up the buzz machine. The company has also announced details on a bunch of products and APIs that will help companies cope with increasing volumes of viruses and spam on Exchange Server e-mail programs. READ MORE >

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Global Services Saves IBM's Financial Cookies Again
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Former chairman and CEO Louis Gerstner may have left IBM, but his decision a decade ago to shift Big Blue away from hardware products and toward services and software has been proven valid yet again with IBM's first quarter 2003 financial results. Had it not been for a 23.6 percent surge in services sales in the quarter, IBM would have seen revenues decline and would not have made any money at all in the quarter just ended. READ MORE >

Unisys Profiles ES7000 Customers, Hints at Future Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Unisys rolled out its "Dylan" ES7000/500 series of compact Wintel servers two weeks ago, but it is not resting on its laurels if strong hints from the top brass at the company mean anything. Unisys is getting set to roll out new products, and is conscious of the fact that the Dylan machines are limited by the 64 GB memory limit of the 32-bit Intel processor architecture. A little demographics on ES7000 customers shows why Unisys is up to something. READ MORE >

IBM Introduces Autonomic Computing Blueprint and Cure for 'Spaghetti Code'
by Alex Woodie

At IBM's developerWorks conference in New Orleans last week, Big Blue talked about two new initiatives that seek to bring legacy environments into the present and to make self-healing autonomic computing technology a reality. Big Blue detailed its blueprint for autonomic computing, including tools based on open standards that it will encourage its partners to use. In a separate announcement, new software and services were introduced that modernize "spaghetti code" running on customers' proprietary mainframe and midrange servers. READ MORE >

But Wait, There's More

Windows Server 2003 Keys, Binaries Leaked onto the Web . . . Microsoft Reveals Plans for "Greenwich" RTC Server . . . Vulnerability to DoS Attacks Discovered in Apache . . . Kroger Joins List of Retailers Subscribing to UCCnet Global Product Registry . . . WRQ Signs Deal to Provide Best Software's CRM App with Legacy Integration . . . IBM Aims for SMBs and at Microsoft with Integrated Platform Express for Linux . . . READ MORE >

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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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Microsoft Commits to Windows on 64-Bit AMD Chips

Microsoft Talks Up Windows 2003, Attacks Viruses and Spam

Global Services Saves IBM's Financial Cookies Again

Unisys Profiles ES7000 Customers, Hints at Future Servers

IBM Introduces Autonomic Computing Blueprint and Cure for 'Spaghetti Code'

But Wait, There's More

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