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Volume 4, Number 5 -- February 7, 2007
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Microsoft Hits Snags in Anti-Piracy Net
by Alex Woodie

Like the nation's war on terror, Microsoft's war on software pirates has seen its ups and downs. Controversies ensued in 2005, when Microsoft launched its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program, and again last year, when Microsoft's Software Asset Management (SAM) ran into accusations of heavy-handedness. Now with Windows Vista, Microsoft has locked down the operating system even more with the new Software Protection Platform (SPP), but some are wondering if the software giant has given them the right tools to co-exist with SPP. READ MORE >

AMD Delivers Faster and Cooler Rev F Opteron Chips
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Advanced Micro Devices will today crank the clock another notch on its dual-core Rev F Opteron processors, raising the top speed of the chips to 2.8 GHz. And because AMD is in a price and technology war with Intel, AMD will be giving customers that extra 200 MHz of performance at the same price as it charged for its 2.6 GHz parts and will cut prices across the line as it shifts its bins.READ MORE >


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Microsoft Hypes the NAP, Unveils New Security Appliance
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft is showing off one of the most important new security features in Windows Vista, Network Access Protection (NAP), at RSA Security's annual conference February 5 through 9. This week, the software giant announced that it has signed up more than 100 partners that are supporting NAP, giving the fledgling security capability real teeth in the real world. Microsoft also unveiled its own edge security appliance, the Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007. READ MORE >


VMware, XenSource Launch Virtualization Bundles
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The battle over the virtualized server environment on X64 servers continues to heat up, and Monday industry juggernaut VMware is rejiggering its products a bit in an effort to blunt competitive attacks from XenSource, the creator of the open source Xen hypervisor, and Virtual Iron, which created its own hypervisor and management software two years ago and which has subsequently adopted the Xen hypervisor to get more traction for its complete virtualization package. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

IBM X-Force Says For-Profit Cyber Attacks to Increase in 2007 . . . Another Zero-Day Vulnerability Hits Office . . . File Format Translator Available for Open XML, ODF . . . Dell Fires CEO Rollins, Founder Takes the Reins Back . . . Intel, AMD Push and Pull for X64 Market Share . . . IBM Replaces Top X64 Server Exec . . .


 

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,
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The Four Hundred
IBM Upgrades System i5 Disk Controllers, Adds Enclosures

IBM and ISVs Launch VIP Program to Reinvigorate System i5 Sales

Sundry Other System i5 Announcements

The X Factor: One Socket to Rule Them All

The Linux Beacon
PA Semi Samples Homegrown Dual-Core Power Chip

Intel, AMD Push and Pull for X64 Market Share

VMware, XenSource Launch Virtualization Bundles

The X Factor: One Socket to Rule Them All

Four Hundred Stuff
RevSoft Pushes 'Lights On' Approach to Systems Automation

Oracle Cools on Fusion, Focuses on Current ERP

LogLogic Aims to Ease Log Data Crunch

Halcyon Updates Systems Management Tools

Big Iron
Platform Solutions v IBM: Estoppel, Old Show Key

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Finding the Last Transaction for a Customer

Sorting Arrays and Subfiles with a User Index

When Fix Central Won't Let You Download PTFs

System i PTF Guide
January 27, 2007: Volume 9, Number 4

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

The Unix Guardian
AMD: Native Quad Core Opteron Will Best Intel Quasi Quads

IT Salaries Rise by 5.2 Percent in 2006, Dice Survey Says

IBM Bags System p5 Super Deals, But Is Power6 Slipping?

Ask TPM: The Economics of Open Source Software

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

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Microsoft Hits Snags in Anti-Piracy Net

AMD Delivers Faster and Cooler Rev F Opteron Chips

Microsoft Hypes the NAP, Unveils New Security Appliance

VMware, XenSource Launch Virtualization Bundles

But Wait, There's More:


IBM X-Force Says For-Profit Cyber Attacks to Increase in 2007 . . . Another Zero-Day Vulnerability Hits Office . . . File Format Translator Available for Open XML, ODF . . . Dell Fires CEO Rollins, Founder Takes the Reins Back . . . Intel, AMD Push and Pull for X64 Market Share . . . IBM Replaces Top X64 Server Exec . . .


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