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Postfix and Mailman deliver enhanced e-mail security and performance by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
Learn how these new open source products can improve the way you manage mail. (2,500 words)
How to manage and implement change in your Unix environment by Chuck Musciano
When are changes necessary -- and when should they be avoided? (2,800 words)
Fibre Channel vs. SCSI: Which is more advantageous for your storage area network? by Ron Levine
We help clarify your options. (2,300 words)

Top news stories

Sun, AOL outline alliance plans by Rebecca Sykes, IDG News Service
Alliance promises unified strategy. (March 30, 1999)
Does Sun have an e-commerce strategy? by Steven Brody
AOL, Sun form e-commerce "virtual company" amid layoffs at AOL and Netscape. (March 24, 1999)
AOL reorganizes to fold in Netscape by Elinor Mills, IDG News Service
New structure emphasizes AOL services and Netscape products. (March 23, 1999)
IDC: Worldwide server revenues down in Q4/98, volume up by Steven Brody
Pricing pressure and weak Asian economy among top causes. (March 23, 1999)
CEBIT: Linux Alley is crowded, but lacks apps by Mary Lisbeth D'Amico and Margret Jonston, IDG News Service
Linux is still hottest server-side. (March 23, 1999)
SCO dresses up UnixWare for the data center by Steven Brody
Intel and SCO lead the charge into mainframe territory. (March 18, 1999)
Intel unveils Pentium III Xeon by Steven Brody
Xeon beating RISC processors in benchmarks, says Intel. (March 17, 1999)
Sun keeps its foot in Java's door by Steven Brody
Could Microsoft's COOL unseat the language? (March 16, 1999)
Sun, NTT DoCoMo team on Java, Jini by Rob Guth, IDG News Service
Japanese cellular phone, information services market ripe for Java technology. (March 16, 1999)
New Product Briefs by Kane Scarlett
March 26: ZNYX blasts out Fast Ethernet adapters for Solaris; Two S3 performance-management suites from NextPoint; Informix Dynamic Server breaks records on Sun/Solaris server; and more.
March 19: Wall Data cooks up portal products for Solaris ; Xi display server supports Solaris 7 on Intel; JET 2.2 puts mainframes on the Net, inexpensively; and more.
March 12: White Pine MeetingPoint collaborates between NT and Solaris; TCSecure Internet security suite runs on Trusted Solaris; Clariion offers Remote Mirroring storage product; and more.
March 5: Iona debuts OrbixNotification events product; Sun licenses Java media to Linux porting team; Veritas FirstWatch supports StorEdge products; and more.
March 1: EIS supports Linux on UltraSPARCs; Intel's Merced tests out on Solaris; ejboss delivers EJB-compliant server for Solaris, Linux; Sun selects BMC application service assurance software; and more.


Career Advisor: Sorting out the system administration career path by Edgar Saadi
Guest columnists help readers plan for a future in system administration. (1,300 words)
Regular Expressions: Dylan's appeal by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
Another clean object-oriented language for rapid development. Plus the March 15 installment: What to expect from Reg Ex in the coming months -- the hottest development areas in scripting. (2,100  words)
Silicon Carny: A lazy afternoon by Rich Morin
Troubleshooting: Take the easy way out. (1,000 words)
Bill's Bookshelf
Bill's Bookshelf: Man evolves to machine by Bill Rosenblatt
Ray Kurzweil's latest book imagines a future where machines are the next step in evolution. (3,400 words)

IT Architect: The physical data architecture by Glenn Kimball
Moving from the logical model and taking data architecture to its final form. (3,500 words)
Letters to the Editor
This month: Adrian Cockcroft fields performance questions; Peter Galvin is tapped for his security know-how; and Jim Mauro details the nuances of IPC resource configs. (1,100 words)

More news

SunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news
Starfire sets online transaction record. Reports: AOL to lay off 30% of Netscape's workers. Sun, Symbian put Java in mobile phones. (9 stories posted)

Eye on the competition
Eye on the Competition: Up-to-the-minute news on Sun's rivals
IDC: Asian server sales set to recover Windows CE drives new Web phones. Japanese vendors supporting Linux. (8 stories posted)

The Internet Files
The Internet Files: The network is the story -- News on the latest Internet standards and struggles
ICE: Gingrich calls for gov't hands off 'Net. SAFE Act clears first hurdle. (7 stories posted)

Gates predicts NT's high-end success next year by Rob Guth, IDG News Service
Microsoft CEO promises more scalability and reliability for NT. (March 12, 1999)
Sun unveils new application server strategy by Steven Brody
Sun envisions more portals in the enterprise (March 11, 1999)
Sun licenses Java Media APIs to Linux developers by Steven Brody
Will Sun be the last to join the Linux party? (March 9, 1999)
Open source software braces for another big year by James Niccolai, IDG News Service
Open Source Summit: What's next? (March 5, 1999)
Microsoft touts e-commerce strategy by Nancy Weil and James Niccolai, IDG News Service
Microsoft joins the e-business party with XML-based BizTalk. (March 4, 1999)
LinuxWorld: IBM fills out Linux offerings by Steven Brody
Big Blue hopes 24x7 support will drive Linux into the enterprise. (March 3, 1999)
LinuxWorld: Highlights from the expo by James Niccolai
Linus gets a standing ovation and Linux gets support from CA and Corel. (March 3, 1999)
Sun opens up chip architectures by Steven Brody
Licensees will breathe life into picoJava. (March 2, 1999)
Anything to everything by Steven Brody
Jini battles Microsoft and others for instant networking market. (March 1, 1999)
SCO grasping at the Linux straw? by Steven Brody
Everybody's hopping on the Linux bandwagon, but the OS is a curveball for commercial Unix vendors. (February 26, 1999)
Inside Solaris: The Solaris process model, Part 7: Managing thread execution and wait times in the system clock handler by Jim Mauro
A look at the dispatcher-related functions driven by the clock handler in Solaris. (1,800 words)
Performance Q&A: Digging into the details of WorkShop 5.0 by Adrian Cockcroft
Find out what's changed and what performance enhancements you can expect. (1,500 words)
Wizard's Guide to Security: Who ya gonna call? by Carole Fennelly
Do you have an approved incident response procedure in place? Getting your IRP set up before something happens could save you a lot of headaches -- not to mention your job. (3,600 words)
Pete's Super Systems: A patch-work column, Part 2 by Peter Baer Galvin
More on where to get patches and how best to install them. (1,800 words)
Connectivity: Building a reliable NT server, Part 3 by Rawn Shah
How outsourcing can fill the gaps in your IT department. (2,400 words)
Unix 101: Using bc, Part 1 by Mo Budlong
An introduction to the programmable calculator. (1,900 words)


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