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Volume 1, Number 26 -- July 27, 2004

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Red Hat Previews Linux 3 Update 3
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat is talking up its forthcoming tweak of its Enterprise Linux 3, Update 3. In Red Hat nomenclature, an update is akin to a dot release for a Unix operating system and what Microsoft calls a Service Pack in its Windows environment. Update 3 for Enterprise Linux 3 will have the usual round of bug and security patches, but it will also include support for new security features and IBM's Power5-based "Squadron" servers. READ MORE >


Sun Debuts Opteron Servers and Workstations for Linux, Unix
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Sun Microsystems yesterday took another step to flesh out its Opteron server line and also launched its expected line of Opteron workstations. The new Sun Fire V40z earns the distinction of being Sun's first officially certified Windows server; it obviously supports Solaris and Linux--which will be the main operating systems on the machines. Sun also announced special promotional pricing on its existing Sun Fire V20z two-way Opteron server to take a jab at the established X86 vendors. READ MORE >

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CIOs Sure About Cost Cutting, Unsure of Future
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The past several years have been tough on IT organizations. Budgets and staff have been cut (or outsourced or offshored) and many systems and their applications have been gutted, all in an effort to do more IT with less money. Companies need to show profits, and cutting expenses is a preferred method for doing so in an economic downturn. But though they are pretty sure of their accomplishments, chief information officers are, according to a new study, unsure of what awaits them in the next few years. READ MORE >


Mad Dog 21/21: To Hive and Hive Not
by Hesh Wiener

They naturally organize themselves into orderly, cooperative groups. They produce what it takes to nurture and enlarge their society, and more, too. When the central figure in a group departs, they very quickly nominate one or more candidates for that role. If two or more prospective leaders arise, only one will remain with the group and emerge as a leader. That's the way honeybees behave and bee hive. That's the way people in prominent software development teams often act, too. READ MORE >

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Intel Talks Up Future Itanium Tech . . . Lindows and Microsoft Settle Lawsuit . . . Open Source Eclipse 3.0 Integrated Development Environment Arrives . . . IBM, Oracle, BEA Duke it Out in the Middleware Market . . . IBM Wants Students to Bolster Skills with IBM, Open Software . . . The Channel Is Pushing More Servers, Says IDC . . . Progressive Policy Institute Advises on How to Deal with Offshoring . . . READ MORE >

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
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Red Hat Previews Linux 3 Update 3

Sun Debuts Opteron Servers and Workstations for Linux, Unix

CIOs Sure About Cost Cutting, Unsure of Future

Mad Dog 21/21: To Hive and Hive Not

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
IBM Rejiggers eServer i5 Pricing

IBM Keeps the Wheels Turning on Express

More on the July 13 i5 Announcements

The Windows Observer
Windows Server Boss Calls WebSphere a 'Marketecture'

As Support Winds Down, Windows NT Users Are Fair Game

OpsWare Opens Up and Extends with 4.5 Release

The Unix Guardian
Sun Reveals Details on APL Partnership with Fujitsu

Sun Profits Nicely in Q4, Thanks to Microsoft Settlement

Sun Preventative Services Could Shake Up Data Centers

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