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Volume 1, Number 17 -- May 18, 2004

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Cendant's Galileo eFares Unit Dumps Unix for Linux
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It's a story you are going to hear more and more as Linux gets legit: big companies dumping big Unix for Linux clusters. Cendant, the travel services company that owns the Galileo reservation system for booking airline tickets and hotel accommodations, has just unplugged a bunch of big Unix SMP servers and replaced them with X86 servers running Linux. The move is part of a long-term strategy to get as many applications off IBM mainframes and big Unix boxes as makes sense. READ MORE >


Red Hat Puts Out Update 2 for Enterprise Linux 3
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat last week put out Update 2 for its Enterprise Linux 3 server and workstation operating systems. The update, which includes 140 fixes, patches the Linux 2.4 kernel at the heart of the non-desktop Linux distributions from the company. As the name suggests, this is the second major update to Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 3 since it was launched in October 2003. This iteration includes support for the new 64-bit Xeon processors, which should start shipping imminently. READ MORE >

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IBM Gives Away Power Tools for Linux
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Earlier this year, IBM's top brass in the server and chip businesses polished up the image of the 32-bit and 64-bit Power line of processors and said that they were going to try to foster the development of a Power ecosystem that would compete more effectively against the vast X86 ecosystem that dominates the corporate IT environment. One of the centerpieces of this so-called "Power Everywhere" strategy is to promote Linux on Power chips and Power chips for Linux. READ MORE >


As I See It: Ricardo's Law
by Victor Rozek

Almost 200 years ago, British economist David Ricardo, Adam Smith's successor in England's economic esteem, had a momentous insight about the cost of labor. "The natural price of labor," he declared, "is that price which is necessary to enable the laborers to subsist and to perpetuate their race, without either increase or diminution." To put it another way, if it didn't have to, a company would pay a worker no more than the amount required to feed him and beget his replacement. Although much of humanity's struggle has been a back-breaking effort to free us from the yoke of this axiom, that effort is stalled and gains are being reversed. READ MORE >

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  But Wait, There's More

Two Debian Project Members Die in Car Crash . . . U.S. Commits to Building World's Fastest Supercomputer . . . Forrester Says IT Spending Picking Up . . . IBM to Beef Up Tivoli Provisioning Software . . . Intel Server Chip GM Moves to CEO Post at Cadence . . . 1.6 GHz Itaniums Start Shipping . . . IDC Says Grid Sales to Hit $12 Billion by 2007 . . . 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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Cendant's Galileo eFares Unit Dumps Unix for Linux

Red Hat Puts Out Update 2 for Enterprise Linux 3

IBM Gives Away Power Tools for Linux

As I See It: Ricardo's Law

But Wait, There's More

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HP, Bolstered by Weak Dollar, Beats the Street in Q2

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IBM Opens Supercomputer Utility in Europe

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