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Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 03:49:53 -0500 The Unix Guardian

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Sun Launches Faster UltraSparc-IV Jaguars After All
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Sun Microsystems did indeed this week launch the kickers to the "Jaguar" UltraSparc-IV processors running at faster clock speeds. There had apparently been some debate inside Sun as to whether these processors would come to market or not, and now the matter is settled. Exactly why there was any debate at all is an interesting thing to consider. More than likely, the on-again, off-again launch of faster Jaguar chips has to do with chip yields at Texas Instruments for both the Jaguars and the future "Panther" UltraSparc-IV+ chips. READ MORE >


Sun Expands Preventive Services Offering
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Sun Microsystems continues to evolve its Sun Preventive Services (SPS), and is preparing to expand its initial offering of managing Solaris systems for a selected number of high-end data center customers to offering proactive maintenance services to a broader set of customers through Sun and its iForce partner network. The expansion of the SPS offering was expected, but is being accelerated by Sun's acquisition of SevenSpace late last year. READ MORE >

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Aldon Opens Up to AIX and Linux with Lifecycle Manager 5.0
by Alex Woodie

At LinuxWorld last week, Aldon unveiled Lifecycle Manager 5.0, a new version of its flagship change management system for cross-platform development. Expected to ship during the second quarter, Lifecycle Manager 5.0 brings the benefit of enabling organizations to run their source code repository on any AIX or Linux server, instead of requiring an iSeries server. 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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