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Set up a print server with Solaris by Errol Fouquet and Robert Krumm
Find out how to print multiple content types with lpadmin -- a proven methodology. (2,900 words)
Emergence of the 'unoperating system' by Rick Cook
The OS as we know it is fading away -- How is Sun setting the course? (3,500 words)
How to prepare your IT staff for mainframe-to-Unix migration by Chuck Musciano
Pointers on communication, training, and mentoring. (3,000 words)
Who's backing you up? by Ron Levine
Which companies are the most stable in enterprise backup and how do you choose the right solution for your needs? (2,500 words)

Top news stories

IDC: European IT services market to top $129 billion by 2003 by Steven Brody
Growth means good opps for US companies. (April 27, 1999)
Sun, HP challenged in Japan's server market by Michael Drexler
PC servers a threat to Unix dominance. (April 27, 1999)
NT looking great on paper by Steven Brody
Microsoft has stolen mindshare from Unix, says IDC. (April 19, 1999)
COMDEX: Ignore the Linux hype, Torvalds urges by Nancy Weil, IDG News Service
Linux creator says it's good because it works. (April 19, 1999)
Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft team on instant networking by Steven Brody
Sun's archrivals want to "put Jini back in its bottle," say analysts. (April 13, 1999)
SuSE set to release updated Linux version by Mary Lisbeth D'Amico, IDG News Service
New version includes multimedia tools. (April 12, 1999)
Interview: 'Java and Jini will be in everything' by Clare Haney, IDG News Service
Sun's Chief Strategy Officer comments on the future of networking, Java, and Y2K. (April 9, 1999)
The wait is on for IA-64 by Steven Brody
Unix giants prepare to fight for the Unix on IA-64 market. (April 8, 1999)
New Product Briefs by Kane Scarlett
April 23: Sun delivers UltraSPARC-optimized audio codecs; A hot-swappable Compact PCI board from Natural Micro; Sun sprouts Java 2 SDK for Solaris; and more.
April 15: New 10-vendor SAN alliance plans standards; Overland Web-TLC lets users manage tapes from afar; MigraTEC offers service to automate 32- to 64-bit software upgrades; and more.
April 9: Four disk systems from Imperial; N-PLEX Global message manager supports Solaris/SPARC; LAN Media HSSI WAN PCI adapters come with Solaris drivers; and more.
April 1: OptimizeIt 3.0 Pro Java environment goes Solaris; FullTime clustering software adds HP and NT/Alpha to its stable; TimesTen DB key to Solaris-based smart networks; GGX prepping print services for Jini; and more.


Career Advisor: Stock options: Is there a magic number? by Edgar Saadi
Negotiating your pay package with a startup -- Edgar pinpoints five major considerations and provides sound advice for budding sysadmins. (1,700 words)
Regular Expressions: Scripting with C by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
ICI: Little-known scripting language proves its worth. Plus the April 15 installment: Lightweight persistence -- Data management and scripting play together nicely. (2,100  words)
Silicon Carny: Serious FTP by Rich Morin
Behind the scenes of Walnut Creek CDROM. (1,000 words)
Bill's Bookshelf
Bill's Bookshelf: Explosions in the Valley by Bill Rosenblatt
Money and mayhem in Silicon Valley. (2,000 words)

IT Architect: Expanding your server-side toolkit with Enterprise JavaBeans by Mike Porter and Martin Van Vliet
Learn how EJB can make your server-side hum. (3,100 words)
Letters to the Editor
This month: Rawn Shah 'connects' with readers; Peter Galvin offers advice on disabling commands in Solaris 2.5; and Adrian Cockcroft helps resolve a microstate accounting quandary and receives kudos from one satisfied reader. (800 words)

More news

SunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news
JESS '99: Sun Releases Java HotSpot, training. Sun's i-Planet creates portable desktop. MS/DOJ: Sun witness deposition set. Sun names Zander president. Sun's Q3 earnings. Sun delivers free, updated JVM for Solaris. (10 stories posted)

Eye on the competition
Eye on the Competition: Up-to-the-minute news on Sun's rivals
Microsoft buys audio technology for Windows CE. Siemens, IBM to form $500M French chip venture. Microsoft boosts customer support. Red Hat Linux 6.0 prompts IBM, Dell announcements. Services, software boost IBM Q1 earnings. Toshiba's aims RISC chips at set-tops, printers. (24 stories posted)

The Internet Files
The Internet Files: The network is the story -- News on the latest Internet standards and struggles
IBM takes stance on Web privacy issues. IDC: Internet security market grows. (2 stories posted)

Java driven by the cutting edge by Steven Brody
Gartner Group says finance industry is Java's biggest backer. (April 7, 1999)
If Tru64 doesn't move them, maybe Linux will by Elinor Mills, IDG News Service
Compaq unveils new Alpha server and Linux support. (April 6, 1999)
Linux not ready for the big leagues? by Nancy Weil, IDG News Service
D.H. Brown finds Linux lacking for the enterprise. (April 5, 1999)
IDC: Linux to outpace all contenders through 2003 by Steven Brody
Linux is experiencing huge growth spurt, but the adolescent OS is difficult to track. (March 31, 1999)
Sun, AOL outline alliance plans by Rebecca Sykes, IDG News Service
Alliance promises unified strategy. (March 30, 1999)
Inside Solaris: A primer on signals, Part 1 by Jim Mauro
Follow the ins and outs of implementing signals in Solaris. (2,300 words)
Performance Q&A: Graphically monitor your Web server by Adrian Cockcroft
How one developer breathed new life into; plus updates to SE 3.1 and Proctool. (1,100 words)
Wizard's Guide to Security: Setting up sendmail on a firewall by Carole Fennelly
New features in sendmail 8.9.3 -- and how to build the binary. (3,000 words)
Pete's Super Systems: The power of /proc by Peter Baer Galvin
Using proc tools to solve your system problems. (3,000 words)
Connectivity: Building a reliable NT server, Part 4 by Rawn Shah
What to put where, and how to do it. (2,400 words)
Unix 101: Using bc, Part 2 by Mo Budlong
Programming the bc calculator tool. (2,200 words)


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