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Volume 1, Number 37 -- October 26, 2004

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New Report Picks Apart Linux, Windows Security Claims
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The Linux community, lead by legions of coders and a handful of industry luminaries who talk up the capabilities of the Linux platform, and the Windows community, led by Microsoft and its mighty marketing machine, have been in a war of words over which platform provides better security. Nicholas Petreley, a Linux analyst at Evans Data and a columnist for ComputerWorld, has painstakingly picked apart the claims of both sides in an independent report. READ MORE >


IBM Offers Low-Cost Blade Chassis, Bundles for SMBs
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM last Friday launched a new low-budget version of its BladeCenter chassis for blade servers in an effort to make the blade machines more appealing to budget conscious customers in the small- and mid-sized market. The company is also launching a set of reference solutions that are not hard product bundles, but rather blueprints for wholly architected systems that IBM sales reps and resellers can use to push BladeCenters into SMB accounts. READ MORE >

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Sun Tight-Lipped About Future Opteron Machines
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While Sun Microsystems has received a phenomenal amount of support for reinvigorating its Solaris operating system on X86 platforms and for embracing the hybrid 32-bit and 64-bit Opteron processors from Advanced Micro Devices as its core workstation and entry server offerings, the company has been unusually tight-lipped about its plans for the future Opteron machines, which its engineers are cooking up right now in the labs and hopefully to bring to market before 2005 ends. READ MORE >


IBM Revamps Midrange, High-End Storage Arrays
by Alex Woodie

IBM raised the bar in the midrange and high-end storage array business last week when it introduced two new disk subsystems that work with OS/400 and every other major server platform. The new TotalStorage DS6000, which begins at under $100,000, can scale from about 300 GB to 67 TB; it fits in a 3U form factor in its base configuration. The refrigerator-sized DS8000, based on IBM's p5 Model 570 Unix/Linux server, can expand up to 192 TB, but IBM says its architecture scales past a petabyte. READ MORE >


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  But Wait, There's More

Red Hat Says Security Email Is Fake . . . Microsoft Stuns Competitors By Licensing Dual Core Chips as One Chip . . . Unisys Joins OSDL, Partners with SAS for Linux BI . . . Cybernet Systems Beefs up NetMAX Reseller Program . . . Dell Refreshes Entry Servers for SMBs . . . Some Europeans Come Out Against Software Patents . . . IBM Q3 Is Decent, xSeries Sales Booming . . . 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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New Report Picks Apart Linux, Windows Security Claims

IBM Offers Low-Cost Blade Chassis, Bundles for SMBs

Sun Tight-Lipped About Future Opteron Machines

IBM Revamps Midrange, High-End Storage Arrays

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
Move iSeries Forward and Adapt, or Die, Zeitler Says

Users Express Frustration with IBM, Marketing At COMMON

Problems with Early i5 Plague Customers, Partners

The Windows Observer
Big Blue Should Do Power Windows, Too

Microsoft Backs Intel, AMD on Dual-Core Licensing

TopSpin Pushes Utility Computing with Grid Switch Bundle

The Unix Guardian
IBM Launches 64-Way Power5 Unix Servers

Sun Makes Quarterly Revenue Increase Twice in a Row

Sun Lifts Curtain on UltraSparc-IV+ Processors

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