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Volume 1, Number 18 -- May 25, 2004

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OSDL Implements Contributor Tracking System for Linux
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

With all the nonsense floating around about the origin of the code going into the Linux operating system, Linus Torvalds, the creator of the operating system, and Open Source Development Labs, the nonprofit that now shepherds its development, do not want new enhancements to Linux to be subject to doubt. To that end, OSDL has announced that it supports a new kernel submission process for Linux, suggested by Torvalds and the maintainer of the Linux 2.6 kernel, Andrew Morton. READ MORE >


IBM's DB2 on NEC's AzuzA: More Than Meets the Eye?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Japanese computer maker NEC will today announce its partnership with IBM to certify Big Blue's X86 variant of the DB2 database for Windows and Linux on NEC's Itanium-based, high-end "AzuzA" Express5800 servers. The certification is a testament that IBM's Software Group will chase down money wherever it can find it. The Software Group is also, according to NEC officials, using AzuzA as the platform to build and test Itanium versions of its own database. But the question is whether IBM and NEC are cooking up something more. READ MORE >

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AMD Cranks Up Opteron Clock Speeds
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Advanced Micro Devices has unexpectedly cranked up the clock speed a little on its 64-bit Opteron processors. While AMD did not officially provide clock speeds on the new Opteron 150 (for uniprocessor servers), Opteron 250 (for two-way servers), and Opteron 850 (for four-way and eight-way servers), the company is required to provide the speed as part of many benchmark tests. You can deduce the speed bump from this data. READ MORE >


Flashback to 1956: IT for Rent
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If you have ever worked in product sales, you know there is a certain charge that comes from having a good product, from knowing it is a better product than that of the competition, and making a big sale. While some sales people enjoy the risk of failure, many more enjoy being a reflection or an extension of a good product and the company that created it. But both sellers and consumers of IT products are just plain sick of the game. We've had quite enough. READ MORE >

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  But Wait, There's More

Bull Joins OSDL . . . HP, Bolstered By Weak Dollar, Beats the Street in Q2 . . . Novell's SuSE 9.1 Desktop Software Debuts . . . Red Hat Releases Fedora Core 2, Hires Legal Gun . . . VMware, IBM Extend Alliance . . . Offshoring Grows Quickly in 2004, but Analysts Say That Won't Last . . . IBM Opens Supercomputer Utility in Europe . . . 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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OSDL Implements Contributor Tracking System for Linux

IBM's DB2 on NEC's AzuzA: More Than Meets the Eye?

AMD Cranks Up Opteron Clock Speeds

Flashback to 1956: IT for Rent

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
IBM Chases Vintage OS/400, HP-UX Servers with the i5

Price Changes, New Peripherals, and Other i5 Announcements

IBM Extends Provisioning Software to OS/400

The Windows Observer
Microsoft Plots Windows Server Roadmap to 2010

Commerce Server 2002 Gets Feature Pack

Jacada WinFuse Brings Web Services to Legacy Windows Apps

The Unix Guardian
HP, Bolstered by Weak Dollar, Beats the Street in Q2

IBM to Beef Up Unix Provisioning Software

IBM Opens Supercomputer Utility in Europe

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