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Volume 1, Number 2 -- February 3, 2004

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Linux at the Tipping Point
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As the old saying goes, be careful of what you ask for, because you might just get it. It is difficult to say for sure whether the open source development community behind Linux will ultimately be happy about this or not, but the evolving consensus among many of the major IT players and the companies that buy IT wares is that Linux is right now at the tipping point where it will go from being a contender to becoming a mainstream technology for computing. READ MORE >


Intel Aims for Desktop with Prescott, But Hits Servers, Too
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While most of the talk about the "Prescott" Pentium 4 processor that Intel launched this week was about how the new chip, which includes HyperThreading and a large L2 cache, can boost the performance of advanced desktop machines, the new Prescott chips are probably going to do a lot more for server customers than for desktop users until Intel ramps up the clock speed on them to the 4 GHz level or so. READ MORE >

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Is HP Inching Towards Opteron Machines?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Neither Hewlett-Packard nor Advanced Micro Devices will confirm or deny the story that is going around, but there is talk that HP is going to launch a server line, perhaps with the Integrity brand name on it, based on the 64-bit AMD Opteron processors. With HP being a co-developer, staunchest supporter, and biggest seller of the 64-bit Itanium processor from Intel in the server arena, such a move is significant--some might say stunning--if it proves to be true. READ MORE >


As I See It: The Unknown Face of Marketing
by Victor Rozek

Many years ago, just after getting a job as a systems engineer, I attended my inaugural branch meeting, where I promptly got off on the wrong foot. The branch manager, whom I had never met, apparently wanted to include "the new guy" in the proceedings, so he asked me a question about the status of a pending sale. I answered, "I don't know; I'm not in sales." There was an audible groan from the room and I immediately understood this was not the right answer. READ MORE >

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   But Wait, There's More

E-Mail 2.0: How to Fix the Mess That E-Mail Has Become . . . Rumors Say IBM Will Merge Server, Technology Units . . . Red Hat Launches Server Provisioning Service . . . IBM to Push Linux as Upgrade for Two Million Windows NT Servers . . . Meta Group Says ERP Vendors Gearing Up to Go After SMBs . . . SANs Will Dominate by 2007, Says IDC . . . IBM Brings Back Low Rate Financing Deal to Peddle Products. . . READ MORE >

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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
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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Open Systems
ShaoLin Microsystems
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Linux at the Tipping Point

Intel Aims for Desktop with Prescott, But Hits Servers, Too

Is HP Inching Towards Opteron Machines?

As I See It: The Unknown Face of Marketing

But Wait, There's More

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