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Windows Vista: It's All About the Security
by Alex Woodie

After five years of development, two years of delays, and $7 billion in R&D from Microsoft, Windows Vista finally became available to the masses this week. When it all boils down, the new security features in Vista are what will separate it the most from previous versions of Windows. But will better security be enough to get users to bite? READ MORE >

Gates, Ballmer Wow NYC with Vista Windows, Office 2007 Shindig
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The wait is finally over. After two years of waiting, hundreds of millions of consumers PC users worldwide will be able to pay Microsoft to get their copies of Windows Vista and Office 2007. These programs, which are the latest editions of the programs that are at the heart of Microsoft's revenues and profits, were unveiled in New York City at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square with the fanfare of loud music, free booze, and decent hors d'oeuvres. READ MORE >


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Microsoft Profit Sinks 28 Percent in Vista's Shadow
by Alex Woodie

When Microsoft officials moved the opening ceremonies of Windows Vista up a day--from Tuesday to Monday--it didn't seem like that big a deal. Now we know why: Microsoft really, really wants to start selling the new operating system. The need became apparent lsat week when Microsoft reported a 28 percent decline in net income for the quarter ended December 31, driven by weak sales in its Windows division. Xbox360 and server software sales stood out as the bright spots. READ MORE >


AMD: Native Quad Core Opteron Will Best Intel Quasi Quads
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The price war underway between rivals Intel and Advanced Micro Devices in the arena of server and workstation processors is also a technology arms race. Advances in technology are what, in fact, allow each side to continue to cut prices--often, as the past quarter has shown, to the detriment of the bottom line. But, war is war, and once you are in it, you have to be in it to win it. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

Gates on Computers: 'We're Not There Yet' . . . A Cold Day in Hell--Well, New York's Times Square . . . It's Finally Here: PowerShell for Vista . . . Symantec to Buy Altiris for $830 Million . . . Wal-Mart Cops to Buying SUSE Linux from Microsoft . . . HP Creates Unified Software Unit For Servers and Storage . . .


 

Reader Feedback and Insights

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: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Shannon O'Donnell,
Timothy Prickett Morgan, Victor Rozek, Kevin Vandever, Hesh Wiener
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Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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The Four Hundred
The Vanishing IT Woman--System i Women Respond

IBM Sells Printing Division to Ricoh for $725 Million

IT Salaries Rise by 5.2 in 2006, Dice Survey Says

As I See It: Measuring What Counts

The Linux Beacon
Novell Says SLED Is Better Than Windows Vista

AMD: Native Quad Core Opteron Will Best Intel Quasi Quads

IT Salaries Rise by 5.2 in 2006, Dice Survey Says

Ask TPM: The Economics of Open Source Software

Four Hundred Stuff
Idiom Translates Globalization Software into Strong Growth

PowerTech Looks to OpenService for Cross-Platform Security

Notes-Domino 8 Beta On Deck, Mid-Year GA Still on Schedule

mrc Hits the Throttle with Development Tools

Big Iron
IBM Buys Softek to Bolster Data Migration Offerings

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Using the SQL SET OPTION Statement

Legible PATH and CLASSPATH

Admin Alert: Updating Your System i5 for Daylight Saving Time Changes

System i PTF Guide
January 20, 2007: Volume 9, Number 3

January 13, 2007: Volume 9, Number 2

January 6, 2007: Volume 9, Number 1

December 30, 2006: Volume 8, Number 50

December 23, 2006: Volume 8, Number 49

December 16, 2006: Volume 8, Number 48

The Unix Guardian
Sun Profits in Fiscal Q2, Gets $700 Million Equity Injection from KKR

Sun, Intel Form Alliance for Xeon Servers and Workstations

IBM Closes Out 2006 With a Strong Fourth Quarter

The X Factor: Solaris Versus Linux Support Pricing

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Windows Vista: It's All About the Security

Gates, Ballmer Wow NYC with Vista Windows, Office 2007 Shindig

Microsoft Profit Sinks 28 Percent in Vista's Shadow

AMD: Native Quad Core Opteron Will Best Intel Quasi Quads

But Wait, There's More:


Gates on Computers: 'We're Not There Yet' . . . A Cold Day in Hell--Well, New York's Times Square . . . It's Finally Here: PowerShell for Vista . . . Symantec to Buy Altiris for $830 Million . . . Wal-Mart Cops to Buying SUSE Linux from Microsoft . . . HP Creates Unified Software Unit For Servers and Storage . . .


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