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Volume 1, Number 19 -- June 1, 2004

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Linux Server Market Explodes in Q1
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Analysts for market researcher Gartner have just released their latest snapshot of the server market, and it looks like the downshifting from big, expensive SMP boxes to lower-cost commodity boxes is continuing apace. However, the rise of the entry server market (fueled, it seems, by small businesses buying their central machines, as well as larger enterprises moving to clusters) has counterbalanced the decline in high-end sales. Overall shipments are up like a rocket, and even revenues are up. READ MORE >


Novell Attributes Profit to SuSE, Open Source Momentum
by Alex Woodie

Novell says its positive second quarter financial results reflect a ratification of its Linux strategy by customers. The Salt Lake City, Utah, company last week announced results for the quarter ended April 30--the first full quarter since it acquired the Linux distributor SuSE for $210 million--and despite only $10 million in sales attributable to SuSE products and services, company officials said Linux and open-source software benefited the company in other ways. READ MORE >

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HP Offers Services to Support MySQL, JBoss
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hewlett-Packard announced today that it has certified the open source MySQL relational database and the open source JBoss application server on its Xeon-based ProLiant and Itanium-based Integrity servers and that it will be backing the two programs with support from its HP Services organization. HP inked similar deals with commercial Linux distributors Red Hat and SuSE (now part of Novell), and today's moves with further legitimize the use of open source systems programs within enterprises. READ MORE >


As I See It: On-Demand Values
by Victor Rozek

Sometimes, hidden in the happy smoke that fills corporate annual reports, if you read carefully, you can find a small gem of revealing information. One such fascinating disclosure can be found in IBM's most recent reporting effort. According to Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Sam Palmisano, last year, for the first time since the company's founding, IBM paused long enough to actually examine its core values. "We needed," he wrote in his annual chairman's letter to shareholders, "to reaffirm IBM's reason for being. . . . " READ MORE >

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  But Wait, There's More

Linuxcare Changes Name to Levanta, Pushes Provisioning . . . Linus Uses Linux on Power . . . Network Associates Adds Antivirus for Linux . . . IBM Adds Solaris, Linux Support to SAN File System . . . IBM's JS20 Blade Delayed by Memory Issues . . . Big Hack Attacks Doubled at Financial Services Firms in 2004 . . . ERP Spending to Grow 7 Percent in 2004 to $27 Billion . . . 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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Linux Server Market Explodes in Q1

Novell Attributes Profit to SuSE, Open Source Momentum

HP Offers Services to Support MySQL, JBoss

As I See It: On-Demand Values

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
OS/400 Community Reacts to eServer i5

Java, .NET on iSeries Programmers Minds, RPG in Their Blood

Worldwide Server Market Perked Up in Q1

The Windows Observer
TechEd Sneak Peeks: New Frameworks, Visual Studio for Teams

HP, Microsoft Partner on Security Appliance, Tools

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

The Unix Guardian
Sun in Transition As Announcements Loom

Unix Sales Feel the Pinch of Windows and Linux

IBM Cuts Deals to Push pSeries Ahead of Squadron Launch

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