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Volume 1, Number 7 -- March 9, 2004

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PeopleSoft to Support Linux with EnterpriseOne
by Alex Woodie

PeopleSoft announced plans last week to support the Linux operating system with its EnterpriseOne ERP suite. When EnterpriseOne version 8.1 ships during the second quarter, several modules of the former J.D. Edwards suite, such as supply chain management and financial management, will run on Intel X86-based servers using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 operating system and work with Linux-enabled versions of IBM's Web application server and database software. READ MORE >


HP Doubles ProLiant Blade Density, Ships Entry Tower Server
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It was not that many weeks ago that Brad Anderson, general manager of Hewlett-Packard's Industry Standard Server Group, said to me that the pursuit of increasing density in blade servers becomes a gimmick after a certain point. But the fact remains that rival IBM has been able to get more blades in a box than HP, and this has helped the company ramp up volumes in this nascent part of the server market at a rate that now exceeds that of HP. Gimmick or not, HP has to do something. READ MORE >

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SCO Sues First Linux, Unix Users Related to IBM Lawsuit
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The SCO Group, which is embroiled in a number of different lawsuits, which it says are aimed at protecting its intellectual property and copyrights related to the Unix operating system, last week sued two customers--one running Linux and one running Unix--for violating its rights by using AIX or Linux without proper licensing. READ MORE >


Shaking IT Up: 10 Ways Programmers Can Ruin Your Day
by Kevin Vandever

Programmers are unique and remarkable beings. They work their technical magic to bring efficiency, consistency, and overall happiness to a company's workforce. I know all this because I am one of them, or used to be. I now help ensure that happiness, efficiency, and consistency are what the programmers are producing. And most of the time, they do their jobs well. But then there are times when one programmer can ruin someone's day. It is these times, not the good ones, that are remembered the most. READ MORE >

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  But Wait, There's More

Congressman Introduces Bill That Could Curb Offshoring . . . SEC Extends Dates for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance . . . Gateway Chases Unix-to-Linux Migration Biz . . . Dell to Push VMware ESX Server on X86 Servers . . . AMD Drops Voltage to Create Low-Power Opteron HE, EE . . . PartnerWorld 2004: Sam Plays It Again . . . IBM pSeries and Linux Technical University . . . READ MORE >

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
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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PeopleSoft to Support Linux with EnterpriseOne

HP Doubles ProLiant Blade Density, Ships Entry Tower Server

SCO Sues First Linux, Unix Users Related to IBM Lawsuit

Shaking IT Up: 10 Ways Programmers Can Ruin Your Day

But Wait, There's More

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