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Subject: The Xen of Linux virtualization
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 13:48:04 -0400

Open Magazine - Your strategic guide to Open Source 

Welcome to a newly evolving Open. Strategic Communications, the 
publishers of OPEN magazine, and Interex, an independent IT professional 
association and publishers of the monthly Interex Magazine and the weekly 
e-newsletter Interex Enterprise News have formed a joint venture to 
extend our coverage of open source and its influence on IT. 

Under this agreement, subscribers to Open will now get the added 
benefit of a free membership in Interex without obligation. All Open 
subscribers will soon receive weekly electronic Interex Enterprise News 
editions designed to offer comprehensive coverage of news, technology, and IT 
customer advocacy issues. US subscribers to Open will also be getting a 
copy of the solutions-oriented Interex Magazine written expressly for 
senior level IT professionals.

We are still working on the details of this exciting new arrangement. 
Very shortly, you will be getting an email invitation from Interex, with 
more details on the new publications. 

Also part of this change is the creation of the Open eXchange web blog. 
The blog will be evolving into a new 2-way Table of Contents for reader 
discussions. Here you will find the start of a review of SUSE LINUX 
Professional 9.3. 

On the desktop, the new distribution features KDE 3.4 which introduces 
the Kontact framework which integrates KMail for e-main with anti-SPAM 
and anti-virus wizards; KOrganizer for shared calendar functions; and 
aKgregator for RSS blog and news feeds. On servers, there is XEN from 
Cambridge University, a powerful software virtualization tool that may 
redefine the power of Linux.

Meanwhile, 3 million .NET developers can't be wrong! But they can be 
full of beans (the Enterprise Java variety). While flexibility and 
scalability keeps J2EE favored for large-scale enterprise applications, other 
productivity issues, such as programming complexity and the need for 
skilled Java developers, have up until now retarded broader use of J2EE. 
Now programmers working with Visual Studio .NET can contribute to J2EE 
projects and radically change the TCO equation.

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 The editors of Open magazine