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XML: The future of EDI? by Uche Ogbuji
Can XML revive EDI and accelerate its adoption as the best option for data exchange in this age of the Web? (3,000 words)
Printing in the future: What are the alternatives? by Chuck Musciano
A paperless office might be an impossibility, but here are some "printing" solutions that don't involve printing at all. (2,800 words)
Plugging Windows NT into a Sun network by Shari L. Jones
Learn the protocols and services required to successfully integrate Windows NT Workstation into a Solaris-centric environment. (2,750 words)

Top news stories

MS/DOJ: MS defends treatment of Java by Marc Ferranti, IDG News Service
Microsoft says pure Java not as good as Redmond's version (February 26, 1999)
SCO grasping at the Linux straw? by Steven Brody
Everybody's hopping on the Linux bandwagon, but the OS is a curve-ball for commercial Unix vendors. (February 23, 1999)
Sun unveils data center strategy by Marc Ferranti and Nancy Weil, IDG News Service
"" initiative accommodates Internet demands, coexists with mainframes. (February 17, 1999)
Internet2 network poised for launch by James Niccolai, IDG News Service
Abilene will be testing ground for new Internet technologies. (February 12, 1999)
New Product Briefs by Kane Scarlett
February 19: MTI debuts Gladiator 3500 enterprise RAID system; Sun licenses HotSync to coordinate Sun workstation/handheld data; Softway's Interix/64 runs Unix apps on NT systems (in 64 bits); and more.
February 12: Cisco to combine voice, data nets with virtual switch controller; Novell unveils NDS for Solaris; EOS intros Solaris version of Q Series library-management system; Vital releases CRiSP 6 database programmer editor; and more.
February 5: CTCBridge emulator upgrades with SSL, multiple-everything support; Wingra's Missive 4.0 e-mail switch adds anti-spam controls; DataFocus Nutcracker 4.1 natively runs Unix apps on Windows; ISS Database Scanner 2.0 data-security product adds Sybase compatibility; and more.
February 1: Sun drops prices for workstations and servers; Centrax eNTrax 2.1 detects intruders on Solaris, NT systems; Lucent delivers 3 PacketStar VoIP offerings; and more.


Career Advisor: Just starting out by Edgar Saadi
Edgar offers advice to young people seeking a head start on their IS careers. (900 words)
Regular Expressions: New choices for scripting by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
Language designers offer novel possibilities for scripting developers. Plus the February 15 installment: Scripting's sore spots (3,000 words)
Silicon Carny: A bazaar fable by Rich Morin
Lessons learned from a Perl hack. (1,000 words)
Bill's Bookshelf
Bill's Bookshelf: Meet the new economy -- same as the old economy by Bill Rosenblatt
Carl Shapiro and Hal Varian explain the time-honored economic principles behind the network revolution. (3,000 words)

IT Architect: Testing, testing 1, 2, 3 by Driss Zouak
Learn how to effectively and efficiently test your applications. (5,200 words)
Letters to the Editor
Readers rant and rave about BSD, seek answers to their performance questions, and plea with Sun for better documentation.

More news

SunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news
Sun releases Java 2 platform source code. IBM to release e-business suites on Solaris. Microsoft scores victory in Java case. (11 stories posted)

The Internet Files
The Internet Files: The network is the story -- News on the latest Internet standards and struggles
New count on the number of global Internet users. Senate set to review Telecom Act. Pocket-sized Web server revealed. (3 stories posted)

Eye on the competition
Eye on the Competition: Up-to-the-minute news on Sun's rivals
IBM revamps OS/390. SGI puts new 300-MHz processor in Octane workstations. IBM partners with Red Hat on Linux. HP ports Internet imaging software to Solaris. (9 stories posted)

Sun announces PC processor card for NT-Unix interoperability by Steven Brody
AMD K62-based card runs Microsoft apps in native environment. (February 3, 1999)
Compaq intros new Alpha workstation, rebrands Digital Unix Tru64 by Steven Brody
Will Alpha and Tru64 share the same fate? (February 1, 1999)
McNealy: Stockpile computers for Y2K by Nancy Weil, IDG News Service
Sun CEO comments on Asia's readiness, Microsoft case. (February 1, 1999)
Inside Solaris: The Solaris process model, Part 6 by Jim Mauro
Jim continues this series with more details on the inner workings of the Solaris dispatcher. (3,200 words)
Performance Q&A: Upgrades for SyMON and SE by Adrian Cockcroft
What's changed in these helpful utilities? Find out here. (2,000 words)
Wizard's Guide to Security: Audits from hell by Carole Fennelly
Pointers on how to avoid those audit nightmares. (2,800 words)
Pete's Super Systems: A patch-work column, Part 1 by Peter Baer Galvin
Know when to patch a system and when to walk away. (1,500 words)
Connectivity: Building a reliable NT server, Part 2 by Rawn Shah
How vendor selection can make or break the reliability of your systems. (3,200 words)
Unix 101: Subtracting dates by Mo Budlong
Learn to calculate the difference between two dates. (2,200 words)


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