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Subject: The Unix Guardian, January 13, 2005
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 03:30:20 -0500 The Unix Guardian

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Sun To Boost UltraSparc-IV Clock Speeds in Early February
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The word on the street is that Sun Microsystems is getting ready to boost the clock speed on the dual-core "Jaguar" UltraSparc-IV processors that it uses in its Sun Fire line of Unix servers. The kicker to the Jaguar chips, which is expected to be announced at Sun's Network Computing product launch on February 1, is meant to tide over Sparc shops until the "Panther" dual-core UltraSparc-IV+ chips are announced sometime in the middle of 2005, which usually means July or maybe even August in the computer biz. READ MORE >

HP Preps Server Announcements for January 18
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hewlett-Packard is putting the finishing touches on a set of server announcements that the company will make as part of a broader dog and pony show hosted by HP's chairman and CEO, Carly Fiorina. The event, called Enterprise Computing Evolved, will also have Ann Livermore, who heads up HP's Technology Solutions Group, and Rich Marcello, general manager of HP's Business Critical Systems unit, on hand. READ MORE >

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Analysts Criticize Sun Ahead of Financials This Week
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Sun Microsystems is in the middle of remaking itself as it faces a wildly different market than the one the company was engineered to tackle during the dot-com era. This we all know. But Wall Street and customers do not always exhibit patience with IT vendors. The top brass at Sun have talked so much about how they are turning the company around that it is hard to remember sometimes that Sun is still largely testing out its new-fangled ideas and is still basically a Unix server and operating system company with broader aspirations. READ MORE >

Linux, Unix, and Windows Fight for ERP Supremacy
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The gravy train that the Windows platform has been enjoying while attacking the vast installed base of Unix servers in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application software market may be jumping tracks, and a new train appears to be rolling in: the Linux platform. Companies are increasingly turning to Linux to run SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft ERP application suites, according to a survey by Peerstone Research. READ MORE >

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Sun Creates World's Smallest SSL Web Server . . . IBM Outsources Some Power Server Manufacturing to China . . . Sun's Schwartz Comments on Symantec-VERITAS Deal, Linux Acquisition Rumors . . . Oracle Closes PeopleSoft Deal; Layoffs Imminent . . . IBM Beefs Up Server Loaner Program for ISVs with Grids . . . BZ Research Says JBoss Is Most Popular Java Server, and Eclipse Most Popular Java Tool . . . IBM Rolls Out Low-Rate Financing to Boost Sales, Again . . . READ MORE >

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
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Sun To Boost UltraSparc-IV Clock Speeds in Early February

HP Preps Server Announcements for January 18

Analysts Criticize Sun Ahead of Financials This Week

Linux, Unix, and Windows Fight for ERP Supremacy

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The Four Hundred
Borman Out, Shearer In As iSeries General Manager

Q&A with Mark Shearer, the New iSeries GM

RFID Specialist Stratum Global Spins Off from LANSA

The Linux Beacon
Mandrakesoft Delivers Corporate Server and Desktop Linuxes

Competition Heats Up for Entry and Midrange Servers

Subscription Pricing: A Tough Path to a Better Pricing Model

The Windows Observer
Microsoft Issues Three Security Fixes on "Patch Tuesday"

Microsoft Lures PeopleSoft Customers with Discounts

Tango/04 Delivers Affordable BSM, or 'Tivoli for the Rest of Us'

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