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Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 2, Number 31 -- August 13, 2003
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EC Again Warns Microsoft Before Imposing Hefty Fines
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The European Commission's antitrust organization, under Competition Commissioner Mario Monti, said late last week that it had reached a preliminary decision in its four-year antitrust investigation into the products and practices of Microsoft. Monti and his fellow commissioners are giving Microsoft a final chance to address their concerns before imposing fines that could amount to 10 percent of Microsoft's worldwide sales. READ MORE >

Novell Leaps at Linux, Mulls Putting NetWare Out to Pasture
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The NetWare operating system is one of the granddaddies of the IT industry. Despite the onslaught of Windows and Lotus Notes/Domino in the 1990s, NetWare and its related GroupWise groupware are still very popular at midrange shops running various platforms. As Novell bought open-source software maker Ximian last week to leap into the Linux market with both feet, it also said that it would put NetWare in maintenance mode. READ MORE >

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HP Improves Blade Server Processors, Switch Backplane
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hewlett-Packard last week announced that it has upgraded the processors it uses in its ProLiant BL series of blade servers. The ProLiant BLs, which are also known by their code-name, QuickBlade, were one of the first X86-based blade servers to come to market, and HP says that it has sold 30,000 blades since the machines made their debut in January 2002. HP also talked about the prospects for various potential future blade technologies. READ MORE >

SCO Responds to Red Hat Suit, Releases IP Indemnity Pricing
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The SCO Group has issued a statement about the lawsuit Red Hat launched against it on the opening day of the LinuxWorld trade show in San Francisco last week. SCO also announced pricing for SCO Intellectual Property License for Linux, which Linux shops can now buy to indemnify themselves from future lawsuits that SCO might file related to its legal disputes with IBM and Red Hat over alleged misappropriation of Unix technologies into the open-source Linux operating system. READ MORE >

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As I See It: The Problem with Pensions
by Victor Rozek

I have a friend who flies the big jets for United Air Lines. This December he will command his last flight, as he nears the mandatory retirement age of 62. Having successfully navigated the friendly skies for nearly three decades, he was looking forward to a cozy retirement. And for a while things looked very bright, indeed. Over the years he had accumulated a sizeable nest egg of United stock that was valued at roughly $500,000. But then events conspired to create the perfect pension storm. READ MORE >

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IBM Pension Changes Ruled Discriminatory to Older Workers . . . SuSE Cheers On Red Hat in Its SCO Lawsuit . . . Fujitsu Reshuffles North American IT Units . . . Dell Gets Whopper Linux Cluster Deal from NCSA . . . VIA Shows Off K8T800 Opteron Chipset . . . MAPICS Returns to Profitability Following Frontstep Acquisition . . . Study Finds Need for IT Housecleaning in Insurance Companies . . . READ MORE >

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AS/400 Security: Enemies at the Gate

The iSeries and AS/400 may have a rock solid reputation for security, but, trust us, that isn't the end of the story. Vulnerabilities exist, and the OS/400 fortress is not impenetrable. Watch for the Guild Companies Special Report on AS/400 Security coming August 19. Articles by iSeries security experts such as Pat Botz, Jim Fey, John Earl, Dan Riehl, and Mike Grant--each is presenting security topics at the Fall COMMON Conference and Expo--will give you access to the latest and most useful information on this vital topic. Don't miss our special report and visit the COMMON Web site for information on the security educational focus and registration information for the upcoming conference in Orlando, Florida, September 7-11.

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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EC Again Warns Microsoft Before Imposing Hefty Fines

Novell Leaps at Linux, Mulls Putting NetWare Out to Pasture

HP Improves Blade Server Processors, Switch Backplane

SCO Responds to Red Hat Suit, Releases IP Indemnity Pricing

As I See It: The Problem with Pensions

But Wait, There's More

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