Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 1, Number 29 -- September 4, 2002
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Bill's, Andy's, and Linus' Enterprise Adventure, Every Week

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Whistler Is Now Windows .NET Server 2003
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The word on the street is that Microsoft has once again rebranded the future "Whistler" release of its Windows 2000 server operating system, and that the program will now be known as Windows .NET Server 2003. With Whistler not expected to be done until very late in the year and not really in the sales channel until early 2003, the name change makes sense. READ MORE >

Are Programmers the Coal Miners of the 21st Century?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Maybe it is because it was just Labor Day and yet another baseball strike was barely averted. Maybe it is because I am an employer on the outskirts of the IT industry watching a storm on the horizon. But I am beginning to think that the dozens of hot-shot, politically connected IT companies and the tens of millions of MIS organizations that are their customers are creating the conditions that will make it likely that programmers the world over are going to start unionizing. READ MORE >

Who Is Top Gun For Servers? It Depends on Who You Ask
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The latest revenue rankings for the top server vendors are out from International Data Corp and Gartner, and as is always the case, the two market researchers do not exactly agree on their market share estimates. But here's one thing they do agree on: For the first time in the history of the IT industry, a vendor--namely, Hewlett-Packard--is giving IBM a serious run for the money for the top sales spot in the market. READ MORE >

Dell Sets Up University Centers to Push Linux Clusters
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While the server market is steadily losing air, one of the exploding markets for server capacity is clustered Linux servers based on various 32-bit and 64-bit Intel processors. While the Unix vendors who play in the high-performance technical computing market have been quick to pick up and peddle Linux clusters, which are relatively inexpensive compared to more parallel Unix servers on a gigaflops-to-gigaflops basis, to boost their sales, Linux clusters have not gone totally mainstream. Dell hopes to change that. READ MORE >

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Whistler Is Now Windows .NET Server 2003

Are Programmers the Coal Miners of the 21st Century?

Who Is Top Gun For Servers? It Depends on Who You Ask

Dell Sets Up University Centers to Push Linux Clusters

Timothy Prickett Morgan

Managing Editor
Mari Barrett

Contributing Editors
Dan Burger
Joe Hertvik
Shannon O'Donnell
Victor Rozek
Hesh Wiener
Alex Woodie

Publisher and
Advertising Director

Jenny Thomas

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