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Volume 4, Number 2 -- January 16, 2007
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Red Hat Consolidates Fedora Core and Extras Development
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Seeking to simplify the process of creating its development Linux releases and the related stack of thousands of programs that go into its Fedora Core distribution, the Fedora Project has announced that it is working with the Fedora Extras ancillary project to create a single, merged Fedora project and code repository. Bill Nottingham, a member of the Fedora Core board, which steers the open source project, made the announcement to the Fedora developer list on January 4. READ MORE >

Penguin Hatches Bare-Bones Altus Opteron Server
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Last fall, server and clustering software provider Penguin Computing was hinting that it had a low-cost Linux server in the works specifically for budget-conscious supercomputing customers, and now that Opteron-based machine, the Altus 600, is available. Because of its lean design and low cost, the Altus 600 is bound to be attractive to HPC customers--and is also bound to be imitated by other server suppliers in relatively short order. READ MORE >


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Why the Number of Women in IT Is Decreasing
by Mary Lou Roberts

At its Fall Symposium last October, Gartner braved an interesting and controversial topic, examining the reports that women are reportedly entering the information technology workforce in fewer and fewer absolute numbers and in fewer numbers than the decrease of women in the workforce in general is showing up in other professions. Why this is happening, and why this is a serious problem that companies need to address? READ MORE >


Mad Dog 21/21: Between y o u and i
by Hesh Wiener

IBM started it. The company's 1994 annual report had a plain white cover sporting y o u in very large letters. IBM did it again in 2000, rebranding its midrange as iSeries, but that was two years after Apple introduced its iMac. IBM completely missed its chance in mainframes, where it could have called the z9 the zMine. Apple launched its iPod in 2001, and it showed the iPhone just this month, weeks after Time magazine made You its Person of the Year. The echoes persist for a daffy generation whose narcissism may be its nemesis. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

Unisys Broadens Oasis Open Source Software Stacks for Linux . . . Evans Data Cases Programming Language Popularity . . . IDC Expects App Server Shipments to Grow Faster Than Sales . . . Information is Useless: Survey . . . LTO Consortium Spins Ultrium 4 Tape Format with Native Encryption . . . IBM Wins U.S. Patent Count Again as Vendors Build Up Patent War Chests . . .


 

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
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The Four Hundred
Zend Core for i5/OS Ships for OS/400 V5R3

Why the Number of Women in IT Is Decreasing

Next Generation ERP and the Rise of the Agile Organization

Mad Dog 21/21: Between y o u and i

Four Hundred Stuff
Magic Adapts iBOLT for J.D. Edwards

Original Adds Some Manual Features to Testing Suite

Bug Busters Debuts Record-Level Mirroring Solution

GeneXus to Bring Major Changes to IDE with 'Rocha'

Big Iron
The IT Analysts Make Their 2007 Predictions

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Exporting DB2/400 Dates to Excel

Resetting Your QSECOFR Service Tools Password

Admin Alert: Combating Cross-Server Failures for the i5 Manager

System i PTF Guide
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December 30, 2006: Volume 8, Number 50

December 23, 2006: Volume 8, Number 49

December 16, 2006: Volume 8, Number 48

December 9, 2006: Volume 8, Number 47

December 2, 2006: Volume 8, Number 46

The Windows Observer
Microsoft Unveils Windows Home Server

Patch Tuesday Yields Four Patches for 10 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Refreshes 'Longhorn,' Delivers First 'Centro' Beta and 'Cougar' CTP

As I See It: Predictions and Poetry

The Unix Guardian
HP Readies HP-UX 11i v3 For Launch

Arrow Buys Agilysys' IT Distribution Business for $485 Million

Sun Adds Opteron Rev F Blade Server, Sets Utility Pricing

As I See It: Sweating the Little Stuff

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Red Hat Consolidates Fedora Core and Extras Development

Penguin Hatches Bare-Bones Altus Opteron Server

Why the Number of Women in IT Is Decreasing

Mad Dog 21/21: Between y o u and i

But Wait, There's More:


Unisys Broadens Oasis Open Source Software Stacks for Linux . . . Evans Data Cases Programming Language Popularity . . . IDC Expects App Server Shipments to Grow Faster Than Sales . . . Information is Useless: Survey . . . LTO Consortium Spins Ultrium 4 Tape Format with Native Encryption . . . IBM Wins U.S. Patent Count Again as Vendors Build Up Patent War Chests . . .


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