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Can HotSpot jumpstart your Java applications? by Steven Brody
What Sun's new performance engine can do -- and what it can't. (1,800 words)
POP goes the server by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
What considerations should you take into account when choosing a POP service for your Unix e-mail server? (2,000 words)
Linux on UltraSPARC by Rick Cook
What advantages does Linux present to Sun, and how does the popular OS fit into Sun's overall philosophy on computing? (2,300 words)
Getting to know the Solaris filesystem, Part 1 by Richard McDougall
Learn all about the inner workings of your on-disk filesystem, including allocation management, storage capacity and access control list support, and metadata logging. (5,000 words)
Systems conversion: Transitioning your users by Chuck Musciano
What does it take to appease your users and make your mainframe migration as painless as possible? (3,000 words)

Top news stories

Java bigwigs offer new certification program by Steven Brody
Sun, IBM, others to standardize testing. (May 17, 1999)
Interpath, Sun team up on SAP hosting services by Marc Ferranti, IDG News Service
ERP outsourcing a cornerstone of Sun's (May 17, 1999)
One small step for Linux and Sun by Steven Brody
Sun offers tuned-up Linux emulator for Solaris on Intel. (May 12, 1999)
New Product Briefs by Kane Scarlett
May 21: Sybase debuts four industry specific data packages; OPNET 6.0 tests device designs for quality-of-service; LiveCode tracer debugs in real time; TeamQuest Alert offers Java-based systems monitoring; and more.
May 14: SPARC CompactPCI supports Chorus, Wind River RTOS; Tivoli offers the Cross-Site management system; Sun goes public with i-Planet interface; and more.
May 7: Solaris gets the SHH IKE security toolkit; Sun improves SunSolve Online knowledgebase; ADIC offers up three new automated tape libraries; Upcoming PowerTier 5 adds multiple server replication; and more.
May 1: MediaWare offers MPEG-2 tools; Chili!Soft ASP 3 adds Apache support for Solaris, AIX; Binary Evolution VeloMeter Pro measures HTTP server load; Solect IAF Horizon lets ISPs manage multiple hosts; and more.


O'Reilly takes Perl tutorials on the road by Vicki Brown and Rich Morin
Perl on the Web, plus nifty Perl programming tricks: Three sessions detailed. (2,400 words)
Recipe for success: A cookbook approach to Web site maintenance: Full-day tutorial proves valuable even to veteran programmer. (800 words)
Career Advisor: Telecom, realtime embedded systems -- IT's hot ticket by Edgar Saadi
Wondering where to take your career next? A little too comfy where you are? Scoping out new markets? Edgar offers advice to those seeking change in IT careers. (1,200 words)
Regular Expressions: Scripting across frontiers by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
Scripting projects that bring us together. Plus the May 15 installment: 'MetaThings': Script persistence. (2,400 words)
Silicon Carny: Why I run FreeBSD by Rich Morin
Rich explains why he thinks FreeBSD is the superior OS. (1,500 words)
Bill's Bookshelf
Bill's Bookshelf: The world according to Gates by Bill Rosenblatt
This is one author you cannot ignore. (3,000 words)

IT Architect: From conception to solution by Rajesh Venkatesh
Techniques and tricks to help you architect a system from the ground up. (4,700 words)
Letters to the Editor
This month: Adrian Cockcroft offers advice to readers needing a boost (in performance, that is); one reader offers his own solution to printing woes; Jim Mauro takes you deep inside the Solaris kernel; and more! (2,000 words)

More news

SunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news
Sun announces Y2K warranty. N+I: Application service provider group formed. Sun opens Java resource center in Singapore. Microsoft-Sun appeals hearing set for June 16. (6 stories posted)

Eye on the competition
Eye on the Competition: Up-to-the-minute news on Sun's rivals
Loki releases three more games for Linux. Vendors intro Pentium III 550MHz machines. IBM's DB/2 goes lightweight for handhelds. IBM sets world record in disk storage. (6 stories posted)

The Internet Files
The Internet Files: The network is the story -- News on the latest Internet standards and struggles
Microsoft to give money, research for Internet2. (1 story posted)

HP, others rally Java developers against Sun by Steven Brody
Real-Time Java Working Group incorporates to oppose Sun. (May 7, 1999)
Microsoft buys $5 billion AT&T stake by Nancy Weil and Marc Ferranti, IDG News Service
Windows CE to run on up to 10 million set-tops. (May 6, 1999)
HP launches SAN products, services by By Ruth Greenberg, IDG News Service
HP, Hitachi to collaborate on future SAN products.(May 6, 1999)
Sun tries new tactics for Java standard by Steven Brody
Analysts: What's the point? (May 6, 1999)
Sun charges into outsourced messaging by Steven Brody
Market set to expand as the enterprise tries to cut costs. (May 1, 1999)
MS/DOJ: MS, Sun lawyers seek to close deposition by Jack McCarthy
Bomb threat delays proceedings. (April 30, 1999)
Microsoft releases Windows 2000 beta 3 by Jack McCarthy
"Reliability is top priority on our customer list," says Redmond. (April 29, 1999)
IDC: European IT services market to top $129 billion by 2003 by Steven Brody
Growth means good opps for U.S. companies. (April 27, 1999)
Webmaster: Implementing ad software on your site, Part 1 by R. Allen Wyke
Learn the proper techniques for selecting and evaluating an ad solution. (2,200 words)
Inside Solaris: A primer on signals, Part 2 by Jim Mauro
A detailed look at kernel implementation of signals. (3,500 words)
Performance Q&A: Analyzing process behavior by Adrian Cockcroft
How to locate and unclog system bottlenecks. (4,000 words)
Wizard's Guide to Security: Setting up sendmail on a firewall, Part 2 by Carole Fennelly
Generate, build, and test the sendmail configuration file. (3,000 words)
Pete's Super Systems: Solaris 7: Is this OS for you? by Peter Baer Galvin
What 64-bit computing can offer your system. (2,000 words)
Connectivity: Building a reliable NT server, Part 5 by Rawn Shah
Making your system components work together. (2,800 words)
Unix 101: Getting started with Perl, Part 1 by Mo Budlong
An introduction to the language that "can do anything." (2,800 words)


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