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Progress Is Our Most Important Product
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

In the 1960s, when General Electric was still a maker of computers in addition to lots of other gadgetry, the company had a catchy slogan, one perhaps even more famous than IBM's 'Think' admonition from its stern founder, Thomas Watson. That GE slogan--'Progress Is Our Most Important Product'--has become as much of the modern business lexicon as the suggestion that we should think outside of boxes or that team does not have an 'i' in it. READ MORE >

i5/OS V6R1: Raining on the Armadillo Day Parade
by Dan Burger

I would estimate that 99 percent of System i users did not have March 21 circled on their calendars. The release date of i5/OS V6R1 came and went with considerably less fanfare than Armadillo Day (October 18), which is to say there was very little fanfare at all. And that's not to say V6R1 is less exciting than an armadillo. It definitely is more exciting than an armadillo. It's just that in the i5/OS world, the availability of a new operating system does not cause long lines of excited customers eager to get their hands on it. READ MORE >


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Oracle's Business Grows in Fiscal Q3, But Not As Much as Expected
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

When you are the second largest provider of ERP software in the world, the leader in databases, and the contender for the leadership position in middleware, people watch how your business is going, particularly with so much talk about a potential or actual recession in the U.S. economy these days. And so it was as Oracle announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 third quarter last Wednesday and gave Wall Street a bit of a disappointment. READ MORE >


As I See It: Misera Plebs Contribuens
by Victor Rozek

Greetings, misera plebs contribuens! It's what the Hungarian people started calling themselves after King Andreas II exempted the nobility from taxation--an immunity which, like one, long, baronial happy meal, lasted from the 13th to the 19th century. It means 'miserable tax-paying people,' and if you've already prepared this year's return, you probably feel like one. READ MORE >




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Novell Previews Features in SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Novell hosted its annual BrainShare event last week in Salt Lake City, Utah, and probably the key announcement that the company made to the 5,500 attendees at the event and the untold numbers who participated secondarily through the Internet was the preview of some of the features and development plans (in the absence of features) in the upcoming SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 operating system. But don't hold your breath waiting for SUSE Linux 11, since it is not coming to market any time soon, apparently. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• IBM Puts Out First Cumulative PTF Patches for i5/OS V6R1

• Ask TPM: Where Is the System i Technical Conference?

• IBM and VCs Invest in EnterpriseDB

• IGEL Touts the Green Effect of Thin Clients

• AMR Says Governance and Compliance Are Big Software Businesses


Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


 
Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Brian Kelly, Shannon O'Donnell,
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The Linux Beacon
Novell Previews Features in SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

Making the Case for System z10 Server Consolidation

Sun Backs Into the SMB Customer Space

CMDB: A Journey, Not a Destination

Disk Array Capacity and Sales Still Growing at Historical Rates

Four Hundred Stuff
Lawson Debuts New Offerings at User Conference

Open Source Systems Management Works with i5/OS

IBM Places Mobile Computing, Composite Apps on UC Pedestal

ProData Updates Database Utility

Pat Townsend Turns to Managed Services

Big Iron
System z10 Sales: Banking on IBM

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
One Save File from More than One Library

Performance Advice from a Mysterious Friend, Part 2

Admin Alert: How System i Boxes Impersonate Each Other, Part 1

System i PTF Guide
March 22, 2008: Volume 10, Number 12

March 15, 2008: Volume 10, Number 11

March 8, 2008: Volume 10, Number 10

March 1, 2008: Volume 10, Number 9

February 23, 2008: Volume 10, Number 8

February 16, 2008: Volume 10, Number 7

The Windows Observer
Microsoft Gets 'Feature Complete' Hyper-V Out the Door

Xangati Launches End-User Network Troubleshooter

Marathon Launches Fault Tolerance for Xen on Windows

Dell Inks OEM Deal with Egenera for Server Management Software

IBM Places Mobile Computing, Composite Apps on UC Pedestal

The Unix Guardian
Yen Steps Down as Microelectronics Head, Exits Sun

Sun Bags $44.3 Million DARPA Contract for Funky Chip Interconnect

Disk Array Capacity and Sales Still Growing at Historical Rates

CMDB: A Journey, Not a Destination

Dell Inks OEM Deal with Egenera for Server Management Software

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Progress Is Our Most Important Product

i5/OS V6R1: Raining on the Armadillo Day Parade

Oracle's Business Grows in Fiscal Q3, But Not As Much as Expected

As I See It: Misera Plebs Contribuens

Novell Previews Features in SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

But Wait, There's More:

IBM Puts Out First Cumulative PTF Patches for i5/OS V6R1 . . . Ask TPM: Where Is the System i Technical Conference? . . . IBM and VCs Invest in EnterpriseDB . . . IGEL Touts the Green Effect of Thin Clients . . . AMR Says Governance and Compliance Are Big Software Businesses . . .


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