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Volume 1, Number 30 -- August 31, 2004

The Linux Beacon is taking a vacation on September 7 and will resume publishing on September 14.

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Newisys Readies Chipset for Big Linux-Opteron Iron
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While formerly independent Opteron server maker Newisys became a unit of contract hardware manufacturer Sanmina-SCI in July 2003, it has not stopped innovating and is making good on its promise to deliver more scalable Opteron servers than its initial two-way and four-way Opteron machines. At the Hot Chips show last week at Stanford University, Newisys showed off a new chipset code-named "Horus" that will allow it to create the big iron systems that it was hinting it could deliver when it burst onto the scene in January 2003. READ MORE >


Yankee: Linux Will Grow, But Windows and Unix Will Persist
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

According to a report comparing the total cost of ownership of Linux with Unix and Windows by consultancy Yankee Group, Linux on the server is going to experience double-digit growth in the coming years, but that does not necessarily mean that Windows and Unix are going to fade away. As is the case in much of the IT industry, Yankee Group's study of IT buyers seems to indicate that platform inertia will keep Unix and Windows in dominant use for years to come. READ MORE >

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Servers Sell Well in Q2, Say Gartner and IDC
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It's time again to look back and see how well or how poorly the server makers have done, according to the market share statistics gathered by the industry pillars of Gartner and IDC. Both companies say that server sales were up respectably in the second quarter of 2004, and Gartner says that shipments were up considerably. READ MORE >


As I See It: Where Has All the Training Gone?
by Victor Rozek

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  But Wait, There's More

Microsoft Misleads With Anti-Linux Ads, Say UK Authorities . . . OSDL Hires New General Counsel, Promotes Kernel Testing . . . Three Top Execs Get the Axe at HP . . . Sun Holds Lease Rates Steady as Fed Raises . . . HP Offers Financing Deals to Pump Sales . . . HP Launches StorageWorks EVA 3000 Disks . . . Business Ethics on the Rise, Says Trainer . . . 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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Newisys Readies Chipset for Big Linux-Opteron Iron

Yankee: Linux Will Grow, But Windows and Unix Will Persist

Servers Sell Well in Q2, Say Gartner and IDC

As I See It: Where Has All the Training Gone?

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
New Fast400 Reseller Is Raring to Go

HIS 2004 Can Bundle Green Screen Apps As XML Web Services

Midrange i5s Versus the iSeries, Revisited

The Windows Observer
Dell First with Benchmark of Clustered Exchange Server System

Heads Will Roll At HP Over Declining Server and Storage Sales

Programs "Seem" to Break Under Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Says

The Unix Guardian
HP Backcasts HP-UX 11i v2 from Itanium to PA-RISC

HP to Bring Virtualization on Par with IBM with HP-UX 11i v2

Sun Sells 2 Teraflops Cluster to Department of Energy

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