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Optimize your RAID configurations for maximum performance by Brian L. Wong
We give you the crucial factors to consider in configuring your disk subsystems most effectively. (2,500 words)

Measuring Web server performance by Ed Tittel
We offer up tips for making your Web server as fast and efficient as possible. (2,900 words)

What challenges does the Internet service provider market face? by Robert E. Lee
Where do we stand now and who has set out to improve this industry under stress? (1,600 words)


Top news stories

Liberté, Fraternité ... et Java? by Francois Lambel and Elizabeth Heichler
Story of French developers booing anti-Java presentation doesn't quite check out. (400 words)

Sun's plan B for Java standardization: Change nothing by Robert McMillan
Some ISVs would be happy to see Sun maintain control over specification. (800 words)

HP-UX 11 shipping by Robert McMillan
HP boasts full 64-bit Unix. Says Sun spends too much time "brewing coffee." (900 words)

Java Internet Business Expo: Reality check for Java by Robert McMillan
Delays in JDK 1.1 implementation make the enterprise a hard sell. (1,200 words)

Eye on the competitionEye on the competition: up-to-the-minute news on Sun's rivals by IDG staff
IBM to announce 64-bit AIX on October 6. DEC's AltaVista chief quits. Microsoft tells Sun to hand over Java to the ISO. IBM dumps NetPC. (6 stories posted)

SunSpots SunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news by IDG News Service staff
Java WorkShop 2.0 to ship. Sun acquires French telecom OS maker, Chorus. (2 stories posted)


Career Advisor: Should you switch jobs? by Edgar Saadi
Need to pump up your salary? Disappointed by HR? Ready to relocate? Three readers are in a quandary -- we help them decide whether or not to move out and move on. (1,400 words)

Bill's Bookshelf Bill's Bookshelf: Does Microsoft deserve its success? by Bill Rosenblatt
Randall Stross reveals his findings in The Microsoft Way. (2,000 words)

Unix Enterprise: Developing a network architecture by Harris Kern and Randy Johnson
In this excerpt from Networking the New Enterprise, we give you the keys to designing a stable network architecture through analysis of your network requirements and management strategies and the evaluation of standards. (3,300 words)

Readers Speak Out
This month: Connectivity columnist Rawn Shah on the future of ATM; readers continue to react to Rosenblatt's Death March review; and Adrian Cockcroft trades tech notes with a Netscape developer. Plus, SarCheck (a brand new Unix performance tool) gets an on-the-fly review.

More news

The Internet Files The Internet Files: news on the latest Internet standards and struggles by IDG News Service staff
U.S. encryption policy ruled unconstitutional, but the Justice department wins a stay. Novadigm-Marimba lawsuit may threaten proposed HTTP extension. (860 words)

Sapphire '97: Users content, if SAP delivers on promises by Torsten Busse, IDG News Service
What are customers saying about SAP's recent initiative to make R/3 adoption easier? (900 words)

Sapphire '97: R/3 integration fuels product announcements by Torsten Busse, IDG News Service
R/3-related plans from Intel, Sun, EMC, and others. (800 words)

SunWorld's Net News Central compiled by Craig Knudsen
Your quick resource for Sun-related headlines on the World Wide Web -- including links to full-length articles.

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: Webmaster PhD: coming soon to a school near you by Chuck Musciano
What should you be studying to become a top-notch Webmaster? (1,800 words)

Inside Solaris: Shared memory uncovered by Jim Mauro
Discover how shared memory is implemented in Solaris, the boundaries of the shared memory tunable parameters, what "intimate shared memory" is, and how these things play into implementation. (3,800 words)

Performance Q&A: Clarifying disk measurements and terminology by Adrian Cockcroft
iostat metrics and related naming conventions have become more and more complicated. We straighten things out by telling you how disk measurements evolved and by properly defining the terms as they're used today. (1,900 words)

Connectivity: Understanding ATM networking and network layer switching, part two by Rawn Shah
Confused by all the switching technology out there? We make sense of it all by looking at the top vendors' products and detailing how each works. (2,400 words)

Unix 101: Quick lessons on shell programming by Mo Budlong
How to start writing your own shell scripts. (2,000 words)


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