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Volume 1, Number 23 -- June 29, 2004

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Governments to Go Ga-Ga for Linux?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Munich, Germany. Bergen, Norway. Anytown, USA? Anyborough, England? Quelqueville, France? The first two are not mythical places, but real cities in Europe that have achieved somewhat mythical status in the Linux community because they have decided to put Linux on their desktops and servers, replacing Windows. As Microsoft has so aptly demonstrated in the past decade, the desktop platform is unequivocally linked to the platform in the data center, and those who choose Windows or Linux for one job are apt to choose the same platform for the other. Eventually. READ MORE >


Top 500 Supers List Dominated by Teraflops-Class Machines
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It wasn't all that long ago that saying gigaflops meant a lot of computing. Now having a machine in the teraflops class, if the latest ranking of the Top 500 supercomputers is a measure, is not really a very big deal at all, unless you have to program it, cool it, or pay for the electric bill. According to the latest list, which was released yesterday at the International Supercomputer Conference in Heidelberg, Germany, 242 of the most powerful supercomputers on the Top 500 list have at least 1 teraflops of computing power. READ MORE >

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IBM, Motorola Partner to Push BladeCenter-Linux Telco Gear
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The Supercomm telecommunications trade show was underway last week in Chicago, and with a slight uptick in spending by telco giants and a new upgrade cycle perhaps on the horizon if the economy holds, all the big players are chasing the telecom companies with their new blade server architectures. Last week, server maker IBM and the Computer Group unit of telecom equipment maker Motorola announced a partnership that will see the two cooperate on creating server gear for supporting Motorola's telecom software on IBM's Intel-based and Power servers running Linux. READ MORE >


As I See It: If You Can't Be Rich, Be Unsuccessful
by Victor Rozek

Most people who make their living in IT would say they belong to the middle class. And why not? It's the broadest of the classes, spanning every economic station between the poor house and the penthouse. In good times, the ambition of the middle class is to move up. In bad times, it aspires to avoid slippage. And although Americans tolerate periods of economic stagnation, we thrive on upward mobility. The possibility and the promise of advancement is what keeps the lid on the pressure cooker of economic discontent. READ MORE >

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  But Wait, There's More

Intel Launches "Nocona" Xeon DPs for Workstations . . . Disk Array Sales Up 6.5% in First Quarter, Says IDC . . . Like No Kidding: IT Morale Is Low . . . Red Hat, Oracle Partner for Asia/Pacific Push . . . VMware Releases Experimental Support for 64-bit X86 Chips . . . BindView Adds Linux Support for System Management Tools . . . MKS Guarantees Success in Porting Apps to Windows from Linux . . . 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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Governments to Go Ga-Ga for Linux?

Top 500 Supers List Dominated by Teraflops-Class Machines

IBM, Motorola Partner to Push BladeCenter-Linux Telco Gear

As I See It: If You Can't Be Rich, Be Unsuccessful

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
The eServer i5 Versus Unix Servers

Leasing Greases IT Acquisitions, Pumps the Economy

Prepare for Wrenching IT Personnel Changes Now

The Windows Observer
Windows to Dominate Servers by 2008, Says IDC

Microsoft Strongly Hints At Linux Support in Virtual Server 2005

Microsoft Showcases ERP Roadmap, Ships Great Plains 8.0

Unisys Keeps Pushing ES7000 Performance Up, Cost Down

The Unix Guardian
Fujitsu-Siemens Upgrades PrimePower Unix Servers

Fowler Talks Up Sun's X86 Prospects

SCO Rolls Out UnixWare Update, Small Biz Edition

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