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Subject: The Linux bandwagon gets bigger and louder
Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 16:18:09 -0400
This week IBM unwrapped the eServer i5, the first POWER5 server 
featuring Simultaneous MultiThreading (SMT) in each chip. It's all about a new 
math for IT performance and a new economics for SMBs. Get to know more 
about its features, functions, and muscle for Linux users. Click on: 


May 6, 2004
Open Magazine - Your strategic guide to Open Source
Vendors, media marketers, and analysts are busy talking up a new game: 
How you should address rising storage demands on less money and 
administrative overhead than you ever dreamed of. But stop the IT world, we 
want to get off: The proposals are a dizzying go-round of solutions, from 
new software to new networking to new chip architectures.
This week, openBench Labs walks away from the gabfest to work on a 
focused look on just what can really be a dream come true: a way to move 
from boxed HBA and Fibre-Channel switch equipment toward a fully 
functional, fault-tolerant SAN that's tuned for Linux and --get this-- in 30 
minutes, for under $7K. 

From storage empowerment, we move to the kind of economic empowerment 
that can better span the information-technology gap to bridge the 
digital divide. Dimo Calovski, Economic Affairs Officer for the United 
Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has a lot to say about 
FOSS in the context of developing economies. 

For this week's stories, click on 

The editors of Open magazine