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Volume 2, Number 10 -- March 10, 2005

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Sun Modifies Its Packaging of Trusted Solaris
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Sun Microsystems launched its Solaris 10 operating system in what was perhaps one of the longest product debuts in history. Sun talked up new features of Solaris 10 throughout the summer and fall of 2004 and into the early weeks of 2005, when it was finally released. And throughout that time, Sun inadvertently gave the impression that its high-security variant of Solaris, called Trusted Solaris, was being merged into Solaris 10. This is not exactly true. READ MORE >


IDC Says Unix Server Sales Rebounded in Q4 2004
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The analysts at IDC somewhat surprisingly announced that according to their statistics, the Unix server market rebounded slightly in the final quarter of 2004. IDC said that Unix server sales across all architectures were up 2.7 percent in the quarter to $5.2 billion, which was all the more surprising given a tough compare to the prior year's fourth quarter. Perhaps more significantly, compared to the third quarter of 2004, Unix server sales in the fourth quarter were more than $1 billion higher. READ MORE >

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Oracle Rains on SAP's Retek Parade
by Alex Woodie

Oracle made a $9-per-share bid for software maker Retek this week, barely a week after Oracle's chief rival in the ERP space, SAP, announced that it and Retek had signed a definitive merger agreement for SAP to purchase Retek for $8.50 per share, or $496 million. READ MORE >


As I See It: To Tell or Not to Tell
by Victor Rozek

An interesting ethical dilemma was recently posed by an IT Jungle reader. Assume you are about to join the dispirited ranks of the unemployed, a victim of the latest round of corporate cost-cutting. Your job may be old news, but your memory is quite fresh. You take with you a great deal of information about your IT operation, none of it particularly good. There are a number of serious problems that you believe will, in short order, have a disastrous effect on the company if not addressed. The question is: Should you tell anyone before you leave? READ MORE >


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   But Wait, There's More

Solaris 10 Shipments Take Off Like a Rocket . . . IBM Chops pSeries 670 and 690 Prices . . . SCO Restates Financials from 2004 . . . Centercode Brings Microsoft's Windows ASP to Java's ASP and Unix . . . Disk Array Sales Taper Off in Q4 2004 . . . IBM to Pump $300 Million Into SMB Services, Consulting for Partners . . . READ MORE >

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
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Sun Modifies Its Packaging of Trusted Solaris

IDC Says Unix Server Sales Rebounded in Q4 2004

Oracle Rains on SAP's Retek Parade

As I See It: To Tell or Not to Tell

But Wait, There's More

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New SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition to Target SMBs

Windows Server Takes on Big Unix Boxes

Windows Continues to Gobble Up Server Market Share

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