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Volume 16, Number 32 -- August 20, 2007
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i5/OS V6R1: The TIMI, It Is A-Changing
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

By their very nature, technology transitions are difficult. There were many brilliant things about the design of the System/38 and AS/400 minicomputers that are the ancestors of today's System i platform, but perhaps the most important one is that IBM wove a technology-independent machine interface (TIMI) between the operating system and the underlying hardware. This has made changing the OS layer or the hardware layer a lot easier than is the case with other platforms. But sometimes, the hardware changes so much that even TIMI needs to change. Such is the case with the forthcoming i5/OS V6R1. READ MORE >

Solaris Coming to the System i?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Many things in the IT world have achieved the status of being zealously supported by a community of companies and users. The OS/400 and i5/OS platform won the minicomputer wars in the 1990s and is staunchly supported by its community. And so is the Solaris variant of the Unix operating system, which achieved zealot status during the dot-com boom, and being the first major Unix to go open source with the Solaris 10 launch more than two years ago only reinforced the zeal. And that is why IBM, Sun Microsystems' long-time rival in the server space, last week announced that it has forged a reseller agreement with Sun. READ MORE >


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The System i Gets Price Changes and Withdrawals
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The prelude to a new hardware platform and operating system release is often a time when server makers start rejiggering their prices and giving customers the head's up that upgrades from older technology to relatively new equipment (soon to be displaced, however) are going to be removed from the product catalog at some future date. And so it is with the System i product line this summer. READ MORE >


As I See It: Of Toads and Time
by Victor Rozek

Mark Twain, a man who could find humor in the heartbreak of psoriasis, once offered a simple formula for getting through the day. If the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, Twain opined, you can be pretty certain it will be the worst thing that happens to you all day. READ MORE >




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But Wait, There's More:

TFH Flashback: The Joy of V3R6 . . . Reader Feedback on IBM's Reorg: The Good Me or the Bad Me? . . . The New System i Value Packs . . . Four People Seek Seats on COMMON Board . . . Gartner Says Software as a Service to Break $11.5 Billion by 2011 . . . iSociety Hosts Chat on New DB2 Query Tool . . .


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,
Mary Lou Roberts, Victor Rozek, Kevin Vandever, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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NEC Brings Linux, Windows Clustering Software to North America

As I See It: Policeware

Four Hundred Stuff
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IBM Details MySQL on System i Offering

CCSS Adds Predictive Capability to System Monitoring Tool

VAI Automates Service Calls, Tightens Inventory Control

Big Iron
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Unisys First Up with TPC-E Benchmark Test

The Unix Guardian
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AMD Gooses Dual-Core Opteron Speeds, Cuts Prices

Sun Creates Virtual Tape Library from Thumper Server

As I See It: Policeware

Four Hundred Monitor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
i5/OS V6R1: The TIMI, It Is A-Changing

Solaris Coming to the System i?

The System i Gets Price Changes and Withdrawals

As I See It: Of Toads and Time

But Wait, There's More:

TFH Flashback: The Joy of V3R6 . . . Reader Feedback on IBM's Reorg: The Good Me or the Bad Me? . . . The New System i Value Packs . . . Four People Seek Seats on COMMON Board . . . Gartner Says Software as a Service to Break $11.5 Billion by 2011 . . . iSociety Hosts Chat on New DB2 Query Tool . . .


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