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Server Sales Up a Bit in 2006, But Q4 Looks a Bit Weak
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Sometimes, it is not what people say that matters, but what they don't say. The analysts at Gartner and IDC usually race to call each past quarter's server sales by revenue, shipments, and platform type. But this time around, only Gartner has thus far released numbers, and as it did last year at this time, the company is talking about all four quarters of 2006 instead of singling out the fourth quarter. READ MORE >

Many Top Open Source Projects Still Lack Enterprise Support
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercially supported open source software may not be prevalent, but it is not alien in data centers any more and it is certainly getting to be more normal. But if a somewhat self-serving survey of open source projects done by OpenLogic is any indication, many popular open source packages are still lacking enterprise-class support, and this is an issue that has an adverse affect on the adoption of open source products among enterprises. READ MORE >


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Ballmer Dismisses Linux Threat, Talks Up Intellectual Property
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Here's a metaphor for you. If you are Linux, a member of the open source family, then Microsoft chief executive officer, Steve Ballmer, is a bit like your mother in law: Every time he opens his mouth in what seems like an honest attempt to say something nice about you, some vitriol bubbles out and you get slapped with a backhanded compliment. So it was when Ballmer was hosting Microsoft's financial analysts meeting in New York just after the prior edition of The Linux Beacon went to press. READ MORE >


Mad Dog 21/21: Paved With Good Intentions
by Hesh Wiener

It's a milestone. By midyear, Seagate Technology and Hitachi will offer 3.5-inch disk drives that store a terabyte of data. Other disk makers are right on their heels. Processor makers with multicore offerings will reach other technology milestones, as will network gear providers whose products will foster ever-faster communications. It's hard to think of so many metaphorical milestones without recalling the originals, stone pillars that marked thousand-pace distances on the vast web of Roman Empire roads. These highways linked Rome to the rest of Europe, spanned Britain, and even crossed Asia Minor, producing dramatic consequences, both intended and unintended. READ MORE >



 

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The Four Hundred
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Midrange LUGs Are Changing the Way They Operate

Server Sales Up a Bit in 2006, But Q4 Looks a Bit Weak

As I See It: Disorderly Conduct

Four Hundred Stuff
Vision Begins Product Transition with iTera HA 5.0

Fujifilm Introduces Tape Cases for Secure Media Transport

Accruent Fills a Gap in Real Estate Management

Magic Puts Focus on eDeveloper with Giveaway, Contest

Big Iron
IBM Previews Future z/OS, z/VM Mainframe Operating Systems

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
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The Long and Short of Setting Up Level 40 Security

What Happened to My Backup?

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The Windows Observer
Ballmer Casts a Pall on Vista Sales Expectations

Microsoft Posts Free Vista Deployment Tools

Alaska Air Takes Off to SCM with AccuRev

Accruent Fills a Gap in Real Estate Management

The Unix Guardian
HP Adds Entry Itanium Servers, Finally Delivers HP-UX 11i v3

Unix Is Dead? It Isn't Even Sick. . .

Chip Makers Strut Their Stuff at ISSCC

As I See It: Measuring What Counts

Four Hundred Monitor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Server Sales Up a Bit in 2006, But Q4 Looks a Bit Weak

Many Top Open Source Projects Still Lack Enterprise Support

Ballmer Dismisses Linux Threat, Talks Up Intellectual Property

Mad Dog 21/21: Paved With Good Intentions

But Wait, There's More:


IBM Challenges Microsoft Lock-In with 'Open Client Solution' . . . Open Source Projects Form Open Solutions Alliance . . . HP Adds Entry Itanium Rack and Blade Servers . . . IBM Launches Faster Midrange Power5+ Server for Linux, AIX . . . Wind River Acquires Real-Time Linux from FSMLabs . . . IBM to Ditch SRAM for Embedded DRAM on Power CPUs . . .


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