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Where Does Linux Fit?
News  |  1/31/2004  | 
Tune in for a behind-the-scenes discussion of this issue's special Linux coverage with Brad Shimmin and Don MacVittie, the author of our cover story.
McData McDownsized
News  |  1/31/2004  | 
Company cuts staff by 9%, raising questions about earnings and future changes UPDATED 4:30PM
Report: SANs and the City
News  |  1/31/2004  | 
A Byte and Switch report looks at the issues of putting SANs on metro networks
Mydoom Author: 'Sorry'
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
The Mydoom variant that joined the original virus in raising havoc on the Internet this week contains a cryptic message in which the author appears to apologize for the malicious
Wireless LAN Distributed Monitoring Systems
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Connect with Contributing Editors Dave Molta and Jesse Lindeman as they work through their upcoming comparative review of the monitoring capabilities of WLAN infrastructure products. Check out the test plan
CA To Integrate Tools With Network Management Software
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Computer Associates International is readying plans to integrate components of the AllFusion suite with its network-management software to compete more aggressively against IBM's Rational and Tivoli software brands, sources close
Ex-Ameritech President Joins Specialty VoIP Company
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Former Ameritech President Dwayne Goldsmith has joined Detroit-based Inflexion Communications Corp., a Voice-over-Internet Protocol specialist aiming to provide the service to underserved areas.
Novell HQ Moves to Boston Area
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Novell Inc. is officially moving its headquarters to the Boston area from its longtime center in Provo, Utah.
Networking's Nervous Boomlet
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
While watching stock prices is not a main concern at this locale, networking types had to be a tad concerned when the price of Foundry Networks shares fell off a
Gateway To Acquire eMachines
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
A declining Gateway Inc. will acquire an ascending eMachines Inc. for about $235 million.
MS Fights Phishing, Revamps URLs
Commentary  |  1/30/2004  | 
In an attempt to do away with spoofed urls all together, Microsoft posted a Knowledge Base Article this week outlining its plans to simply do away with user name and authentication information within urls. With a soon-to-be-released update, your IE...
The Father of 'CtrlAltDelete' Retires
Commentary  |  1/30/2004  | 
His name may not be familiar to you, but next time you press those three magic buttons on your computer -- Ctrl, Alt, and Delete -- you can thank David Bradley for his indispensible contribution to PC computing. Bradley is...
A Serving Of Apple
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
You may think of Cupertino, Calif., as the place from which Macintoshes and iPods make their assaults on the consumer world, and you'd be right. However, Apple is also getting
Inside Linux
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
The Penguin is taking the IT world by Storm. The open-source OS offers enterprises an alternative to high-priced Unix and Windows systems, and was cited by 75 percent of poll
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
A multitude of enhancements make Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3.0 a natural for the data center, but licensing and support issues could hinder widespread adoption.
Linux Migration
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Migrating to Linux requires hands-on experience your Windows admins may not have. Look to those familiar with the command-line interface, like switch and router experts, for help.
Novell's Linux Support
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Novell is going a long way to support Linux in a meaningful, rather than a symbolic way.
IBM's DB2 Everyplace 8.1.4
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Remote and mobile users synchronize their data. Best of all--it runs on Linux.
Linux Litigation
Commentary  |  1/30/2004  | 
It's ironic that an OS designed in the spirit of open and free access is caught up in licensing litigation.
Implementing Linux in Your IT Organization
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
To help determine whether Linux has a role in your organization, we sort through the areas where the OS excels and where you should exercise caution.
Automaker Audi Implements Linux
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
At times, Linux seems almost like a religion: Either you believe or you don't. Soon, true believers who are in the market for cars may feel inclined to buy Audis
Linux Adoption
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Linux is here, and it's bringing much of the open-source community with it.
Novell's Nterprise Linux Services 1.0
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
This integrated suite includes file, print, management, messaging and identity services.
Virtual servers; Open-Source Security; Backup management
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
TURBOLINUX CLUSTER SERVER 8 Turbolinux has introduced Cluster Server 8 for two and 10 nodes. The software, which creates a virtual server to handle additional load, offers load balancing as well as hardware and software recovery to enable continuous...
Linux Support Services
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Linux support services are available from independent vendors, software distributors and the open-source community. Know what each service covers and how much it costs before you sign up.
IBM and the Linux/Open-Standard Desktop Movement
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
It will take more than one or two courageous leaders to give Linux a foothold on the corporate desktop.
FUDBusters: Red Hat Provisioning Tools
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Is Linux an on-demand utility-computing machine?
Linux and SCO's Legal Threats
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Companies seek to indemnify Linux users against SCO's threat to sue for alleged copyright violations.
Linux Torvalds; Microsoft Vs. Linux; Who's Got Linux?
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
This edition: Top 11 Things You Don't Want to Hear From Linus Torvalds; Got Linux?; and Just the Facts, Ma'am.
Outsourcing, Intergration and Cheapware
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
NWC Reader Robert Boos suggests, "To stop the outflow of jobs, we must legislate tax benefits for those who do not outsource their IT work."
ImageStreams' TransPort Linux Router
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
The router offers fast WAN and LAN connections to branch offices and SOHOs.
Examining Novell and Red Hat
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Pioneer Red Hat and savvy investor Novell have different approaches, but together they're leading the charge to bring Linux to the enterprise--from the data center to the desktop.
STMicroelectronics CEO: Chip Market Will Lead PC, Networking Recovery
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Expressing confidence in the semiconductor market's gradual return to growth, STMicroelectronics President and CEO Pasquale Pistorio said ST is "well positioned to grow faster" than the 23 percent clip for
Corigin Tackles Mainframe Conundrum
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Enterprises with mainframe data in SANs have special problems. Corigin's trying to beat'em
Veritas Sees No Problem
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
True! Software giant says guidance droop is seasonal, sees little impact from Legato
Hackers Target Systems Infected By 'Mydoom'
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Now tagged by at least one security firm as "the worst worm in history," Mydoom has created a back door to infected systems that an army of hackers is quickly
FCC Cites AT&T Wireless Complaints
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Just as AT&T Wireless begins collecting acquisition bids from potential suitors, the Federal Communications Commission has interjected some bad news into the proceedings--nearly one-half of all consumer complaints about phone-number
Non-Branded PC Market Positioned For Growth
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Non-branded PC makers, who control more than a quarter of the desktop market, are in position to take advantage of an improving economy to boost their share of notebooks and
Dealing With MyDoom
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
The big news in the computer world this week clearly has to be the MyDoom virus. How secure are your servers? Often, users hold the key.
HP Could Use Opteron In ProLiant Servers
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
The ongoing battle over 64-bit computer technology--who's best: Intel or AMD?--is ratcheting up a notch, with reports that Hewlett-Packard will soon unveil a ProLiant machine or machines sporting Advanced Micro Device's Opteron inside. To date, HP has relied exclusively on...
Securing The Campus
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
At a time when most water-cooler talk revolves around 'How many mydoom infected e-mails did you delete this morning?' it's interesting to learn how other institutions have been working to
IBM Debuts Remote Data Center Management Service
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
IBM Global Services has unveiled a new IT outsourcing service, which will provide remote IBM support services to a customer's multiplatform data center, while allowing the customer to retain ownership
CIOs On Security, Preventing Mydoom Redux
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Amtrak's Bob Gayley and George Washington University's David Swartz on how they battened down against MyDoom.
Fibre Channel: HBA Hog Heaven
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Forget iSCSI. Emulex and Qlogic see double-digit growth in Fibre Channel HBAs. Here's why
Dot Hill's Alive & Well
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
SAN vendor hits a profit via OEM relationship with Sun
EVault
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Storage service provider looks to capitalize on SMB disk backup market
Dangerous Mydoom Variant Appears
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The first copycat of the widespread Mydoom worm appeared Wednesday on the Internet, and some analysts are warning it may be even more dangerous than the original.
Small Businesses Focus On PCs, Networking As Outlook Brightens
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Desktop and laptop computers are the top IT purchasing priority in 2004 among small businesses. Business automation software and networking products are also among the highest priorities, according to a
Worrying About The Next Big Thing
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
It's probably both a good and bad thing that outbreaks like the Mydoom virus really don't worry top IT professionals anymore. Bad, because these things are happening so often now
AT&T Wireless Auction Heats Up
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
A potential bidding war for AT&T Wireless has been set in motion by a chain of events that may trump Cingular Wireless's bid for the mobile-phone service provider.
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