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Volume 1, Number 11 -- April 6, 2004

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MandrakeLinux 10.0 Delivers Linux 2.6 Kernel
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor MandrakeSoft has given its development community and contributors the first look at its upcoming MandrakeLinux 10.0 release, which is the first distribution by the French company to make use of the new Linux 2.6 kernel. The updated Linux release is also the first distribution that makes use of a new development process instituted in February by Mandrake. This new process will allow the company to create a leading-edge version with all the latest features and possibly some bugs and a more stable version that lags by a few months. READ MORE >


IBM Demos 1.5 GHz Four-Way Squadron Server
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

I took a good, hard look at the first Power5-based "Squadron" server that IBM has publicly demonstrated. The machine, which IBM showed off at its Power Everywhere event in New York last week, was a four-way box that was missing its front label panel. While IBM would not say much about the machine, you can learn a lot if you just look carefully. READ MORE >

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IBM to Take Power Chips on the Open Road
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As expected, IBM last week held an announcement in New York concerning its Power family of processors. While this event, which IBM dubbed Power Everywhere, was a bit of the debutante ball for the upcoming Power5 chip and its "Squadron" line servers, what Big Blue really wanted to talk about was opening up the Power architecture in such a way as to mimic the open source development methodology that is increasingly popular for standard software components. READ MORE >


Gartner: Offshore or Lose
by Alex Woodie

Companies and individuals that want to survive should consider how they can move technology jobs offshore, Gartner chief executive officer Michael Fleisher said last week at the Gartner Symposium in San Diego. In no uncertain terms, the head of the industry's leading IT analyst group gave a rousing thumbs-up to the controversial practice that has sent more than a hundred thousand American tech jobs overseas, and will undoubtedly take many more. READ MORE >

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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
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MandrakeLinux 10.0 Delivers Linux 2.6 Kernel

IBM Demos 1.5 GHz Four-Way Squadron Server

IBM to Take Power Chips on the Open Road

Gartner: Offshore or Lose

But Wait, There's More

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