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Volume 1, Number 15 -- May 4, 2004

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Aberdeen Says Open Source Databases Still Niche Products
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If you use Linux as a hobby or in a production commercial environment, chances are you have probably played around with one of the several popular open source databases that are commonly associated with Linux. While these products have huge installed bases, they do not make their supporters (meaning the organizations that provide support for them) a lot of money, and they are lacking many features that commercial databases have had for years. READ MORE >


Power5-Linux Servers Will Pack Partitions and a Punch
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM this week announced its first Power5-based "Squadron" servers, rolling out an entry and midrange box in its proprietary iSeries line as the new eServer i5 machines. While IBM has been mum about when it will ship a Linux-only version of these Squadrons, the i5s provide a sneak peek at what the core Power5-Linux boxes will look like. READ MORE >

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Novacoast, Key Push Openexchange Server As Microsoft Alternative
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IT professional services firm Novacoast has teamed up with server reseller Key Information Systems to attack the vast installed base of Microsoft Exchange e-mail shops with what amounts to a push-pull upgrade to an Openexchange Server running on X86 servers. Openexchange Server 4 is the e-mail and groupware application created by commercial Linux distributor SuSE (now part of Novell) that rides on top of its SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0 operating system. READ MORE >


Mad Dog 21/21: Flea Circuits
by Hesh Wiener

A couple years ago, when Midge and Madge were still with us, Professor A.G. Gertsacov played Times Square with them. Midge and Madge were trained fleas, whose efforts may have inspired the semiconductor industry's chip monks, people who usually feel quite differently about bugs. Intel, IBM, and their ilk have always itched to make their chips smaller, to be sure, but lately they are itching to grab headlines about their plans to, like fleas, jump ahead. READ MORE >

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  But Wait, There's More

Dell, SAP to Push Unix-to-Linux Migrations . . . Over 50,000 NT Servers Migrated to Linux in Q1, 330,000 to Go for 2004 . . . Former Microsoft Hotshot Founds Linux Startup . . . Scalix Rakes in Another $6 Million in Venture Capital . . . IBM Ships Red Hat With pSeries, iSeries Power Servers . . . April Sets New Record for Number of Security Alerts . . . 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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Aberdeen Says Open Source Databases Still Niche Products

Power5-Linux Servers Will Pack Partitions and a Punch

Novacoast, Key Push Openexchange Server As Microsoft Alternative

Mad Dog 21/21: Flea Circuits

But Wait, There's More

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