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Java for the enterprise, part 1 by Joel Scotkin
The platform examined at age three. (2,400 words)

The job scheduling juggle by Chuck Musciano
Job scheduling has made the leap from the mainframe to Unix. We list the features and criteria you should consider in choosing your Unix job scheduling tools. (2,600 words)

So you're planning a help desk? by Ron Levine
Here's the step-by-step strategy -- with advice from those who've done it right. (3,100 words)

Sun's chief scientist stress Java ubiquity by Solomon S. Emanuel
Gage talks about HP's Java virtual machine, Microsoft lawsuit. (1,700 words)


Top news stories

InstallShield wizards being ported to Solaris by Robert McMillan
Move seen as boon to ISVs, administrators. (400 words)

New benchmark results show Java ready for prime time on servers by Michael O'Connell
Performance has improved 10x. (700 words)

SANS puts Shadow in the public domain by Elizabeth Heichler
Intrusion detection software monitors more than 40 known attack profiles. (400 words)

Sun to let Jini spec out of the bottle by Rob Guth
New Java technology to make everything compute. (500 words)

SunSoft after the shake-up by Robert McMillan
It's all about Solaris now. Major changes within Sun's software division. (1,000 words)


Free software counts! by Robert McMillan
Find out what SunWorld readers have to say about open source code's acceptence in the enterprise. (1,000 words)

SunWorld celebrates year #3 online by Carolyn W.C. Wong
We reflect on our past and look towards the future. (700 words)

Career Advisor: Contracting: Is it a chance to learn or a potential for skill-set atrophy? by Edgar Saadi
Reader response to some of Edgar's advice. (1,400 words)

IT Architect: The logical data model by Nirmal Baid
Designing a data architecture beyond the physical layer. (2,900 words)

Bill's Bookshelf Bill's Bookshelf: Microsoft on the brink of battle by Bill Rosenblatt
Who made Bill Gates see the light at the end of the Internet? (2,600 words)

Readers Speak Out: Letters to the Editor
Is NT easier to administer than Unix? Is AIX more accurate than Solaris for CPU measurement? Can you place files in a padded cell without separating them from the server tree itself? Our readers ponder the unanswerable.

More news

Eye on the competition Eye on the competition: Up-to-the-minute news on Sun's rivals by IDG News Service staff
Linux picks ups steam as Netscape, Oracle, and Informix announce ports. HP and Intel partner on network management. SCO readies UnixWare clustering, business edition. (4 stories posted)

BIND developer going commercial by Robert McMillan
Internet Software Consortium plans to offer both commercial and freeware products. (1,100 words)

Sun beefs up its Ultra workstation line by Stephanie Steenbergen
Introduces new Ultra 450 and a speedier Ultra 10. (400 words)

How will Merced alter OS landscape? by Rebecca Sykes
Can Merced-powered Windows NT creep into high-end Unix space? (950 words)

Intel enters high-end market with Xeon by Elinor Mills and James Niccolai
IBM, Gateway, HP all plan to roll out products. (1,200 words)

Tcl/Tk development in "limbo" after Sun drops development effort by Robert McMillan
All's quiet in the Tcl/Tk cathedral, but the developers have faith. (1,000 words)

Sun's e-commerce strategy: Is there one? by Stephanie Steenbergen
Where's the glitz-filled media blitz; where are the products? (1,300 words)

SunSpots SunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news by IDG News Service staff
Sun reports record Q4 revenues. Sun ships new Enterprise 250 servers, makes SunForum whiteboard tool available for download. Win 98-Java hearing postponed. (9 stories posted)

The Internet Files The Internet Files: news on the latest Internet standards and struggles by IDG News Service staff
Steps made in formation of new domain name organization. Vinton Cerf says it's time for the Internet to hit outer space. Remedies for online privacy? DES cracked in record time. 13 companies propose operator-action encryption alternative. (8 stories posted)

New products
If it runs on, plugs into, or talks to Sun, SPARC, or Solaris, it's here in the industry's most comprehensive and timely new product listing.


Webmaster: Is it time to think about outsourcing some (or all) of your company's Web site? by Chuck Musciano
Which is worth more: time or money? (2,000 words)

Inside Solaris: Asynchronous I/O and large file support in Solaris by Jim Mauro
Taking file sizes beyond the 2-gig limit. (4,200 words)

Security: Pete's Wicked World -- Report from SANS '98 by Peter Galvin
Security expert says sendmail can never be made secure. Maybe Big Brother should be watching over your network. (2,600 words)

Performance Q&A: Clearing up swap space confusion by Adrian Cockcroft
Mastering Solaris's unique and perplexing swap space implementation. (2,200 words)

Connectivity: Unix in sheep's clothing by Rawn Shah
A look at Syntax's TotalNET Advanced Server. (1,600 words)

Unix 101: Too small to keep, too big to throw back by Mo Budlong
More small fry Unix commands. This month: du, tr, and nl. (1,900 words)


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