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IBM's Power-Based Servers Save the Day in Q3
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

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Sun Puts Intel Quad-Core Chips into Ultra Workstations
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The company may have changed its stock ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA, and it may generate the bulk of its revenues from servers, but Sun Microsystems got its start as a workstation vendor and the company still wants to engineer powerful desktop machines that appeal to its installed base of Sparc/Solaris customers. And sometimes that means peddling the fastest X64 boxes that can be put in the field. Such is the case with the Ultra 24 workstation Sun announced this week. READ MORE >


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Intel Is Back on Track in Q3, AMD Is Fighting to Get There
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The two engines of the X64 processor market, Intel and its long-time upstart rival, Advanced Micro Devices, reported their financial results for the third quarter. Sales at both companies were up dramatically, which put Intel back on a profitable footing. But AMD is in a price war with Intel, and delays in its 'Barcelona' quad-core Opteron processors and costs associated with its acquisition of graphics chip maker ATI pushed the company to a loss in the quarter. READ MORE >


Mad Dog 21/21: Symphony for the Devil
by Hesh Wiener

Symphony is what IBM calls its collection of free (as in free beer) productivity applications based on free (as in free speech) OpenOffice code. IBM has given its OpenOffice distro a recycled brand name and put it to work as a printer's devil for its Lotus Notes client and Domino collaboration and publishing server. But IBM is giving away ice in the winter. You don't need IBM to get OpenOffice, and, besides, productivity applications are headed for the Web or, as Sun Microsystems said before the Dot Com Crash wiped the smile off its overbite, the network is the computer. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

IT Managers Do Really Well in Europe, Fair in North America . . . Hitachi Predicts 4 TB Disk Drives by 2011 . . . Lawson Rolls Out 64-Bit ERP for Unix . . . IBM Updates Alphablox Business Intelligence Software . . . LogLogic Delivers Fine-Grained User Activity Monitoring . . . Oracle Planning Reorganization in Application Group? . . .


 

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The Four Hundred
State of the System i: First-Hand Reports from Second-Hand Dealers

System i Sales Drop Again in Q3, IBM Says Little

IBM Hit by Financial Services Slowdown in Q3

Mad Dog 21/21: Symphony for the Devil

The Linux Beacon
Ubuntu Hits Launch Target for 7.10 Linux Release

Novell Delivers Workgroup Software Bundle for SMBs

Intel Is Back on Track in Q3, AMD Is Fighting to Get There

IBM Hit by Financial Services Slowdown in Q3

Four Hundred Stuff
Talend Adds i5/OS Support to Open Source ETL Tool

VAI to Deliver Flexible Computer-Telephone Integration, Thanks to iMS

LogLogic Delivers Fine-Grained User Activity Monitoring

NGS Launches Pre-Built Data Mart for Distributors

Big Iron
IBM Hit by Financial Services Slowdown in Q3

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Controlling System i Shutdown Activities Using An Intelligent Power-Handling Program, Part II

Converting LF to CRLF in IFS Files

Reader Feedback: More on Vendor Names and Changing System Names

System i PTF Guide
October 20, 2007: Volume 9, Number 42

October 13, 2007: Volume 9, Number 41

October 6, 2007: Volume 9, Number 40

September 29, 2007: Volume 9, Number 39

September 22, 2007: Volume 9, Number 38

September 15, 2007: Volume 9, Number 37

The Windows Observer
Office Communication Server 2007 Launched by Microsoft

Will OCS 2007 Live Up to the Hype?

Zend Puts Out New Release of Commercial-Grade PHP

Growing Businesses, Upgrades Drive IT Hiring in Q4

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
Full iSeries Events Calendar

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
IBM's Power-Based Servers Save the Day in Q3

Sun Puts Intel Quad-Core Chips into Ultra Workstations

Intel Is Back on Track in Q3, AMD Is Fighting to Get There

Mad Dog 21/21: Symphony for the Devil

But Wait, There's More:

IT Managers Do Really Well in Europe, Fair in North America . . . Hitachi Predicts 4 TB Disk Drives by 2011 . . . Lawson Rolls Out 64-Bit ERP for Unix . . . IBM Updates Alphablox Business Intelligence Software . . . LogLogic Delivers Fine-Grained User Activity Monitoring . . . Oracle Planning Reorganization in Application Group? . . .


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