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What does Sun have to fear from Linux? by Steven Brody
Linux may be setting its sights on Windows NT, but commercial Unix vendors could get caught in the cross fire. (2,400 words)
Getting help with free software by Dmitri Ragano
What are your options? (1,900 words)
Unix tape services: Get on track by Chuck Musciano
Can you provide mainframe style tape management in the Unix world? (2,400 words)
Servlets or CGI/Perl? by Craig Knudsen
In this introduction to servlets, Java servlets and CGI/Perl technologies are compared in terms of performance, portability, and other key issues. (2,500 words)

Top news stories

Sun, Real Time Java Group to meet by Marc Ferranti, IDG News Service
Group hopes issues about Java standards-development process can be ironed out. (December 22, 1998)
Oracle taps Solaris for server appliances by James Niccolai, IDG News Service
Microsoft's rivals look for a way to circumvent Windows. (December 15, 1998)
Sun, Matsushita examine lighter Java by Rob Guth, IDG News Service
Companies will investigate smaller footprint for Java. (December 15, 1998)
Sun commits to Linux port for UltraSPARC by Steven Brody
Sun: If Linux is happy then we're happy. (December 9, 1998)
Java Expo: IBM: Java comes of age by Marc Ferranti, IDG News Service
New licensing scheme helps IBM "be creative". (December 9, 1998)
Java Expo: Zander announces new Java licensing by Marc Ferranti, IDG News Service
Java 2 will be more open to third-party developers. (December 8, 1998)


Career Advisor: Sysadmin dilemmas by Edgar Saadi
Two system administrators seek direction on which path to take next. (1,300 words)
Regular Expressions: Batteries included by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
Python Conference showcases scripting capabilities. December 15 installment: Why Eiffel? And Python's "dark side" revealed at the conference. (3,100 words)
Bill's Bookshelf
Bill's Bookshelf: 500 channels and nothing's on by Bill Rosenblatt
L. J. Davis's account of TCI's John Malone tells of false promises of interactive TV. (3,600 words)

IT Architect: System interface design -- where do you start? by Todd L. Schroeder
Steps and considerations for building properly integrated system interfaces. (4,500 words)

More news

News and New Product Briefs by Kane Scarlett
Sun shores up Solaris with security features. iCat 3.0 builds online storefronts. IPWorks manages addresses, policy, and assets. Trend Micro's InterScan AppletTrap grabs bad code...and much more. Updated weekly. (December 4-25, 1998)
SunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news
Sun and Alcatel develop Internet screenphone. Microsoft seeks extension in Java ruling. IDC finds mixed server market in Q3 '98. Sun and Quintessent to market telco software. (7 stories posted)

Eye on the competition
Eye on the Competition: Up-to-the-minute news on Sun's rivals
HP introduces new server, stresses reliability. IBM brings enterprise and Web file sharing to Linux. Samsung to mass produce new Alpha chip. (4 stories posted)

The Internet Files
The Internet Files: The network is the story -- News on the latest Internet standards and struggles
White House names new Internet Policy Adviser. (1 story posted)

Sun announces Y2K analysis tools by Steven Brody
Manufacturers are looking to nip lawsuits in the bud. (December 7, 1998)
MS/DOJ: Sun cut browser development in favor of Netscape by Patrick Thibodeau, IDG News Service
Redmond alleges Sun dropped HotJava to help Netscape. (December 4, 1998)
MS/DOJ: Gosling says MS feared Java threat by Patrick Thibodeau, IDG News Service
Java creator accuses Redmond of contaminating the language to stop its progress. (December 2, 1998)
MS/DOJ: Govt. plays Gates video on Java by Elizabeth Wasserman, IDG News Service
Tape shows evasive Gates at his worst. (December 2, 1998)
AOL's Case pledges support for by James Niccolai, IDG News Service
AOL will continue to back the open source software. (December 1, 1998)
Sun predicts new computing 'wave' by Tao Ai Lei, Computerworld Singapore
Sun exec says manufacturers must be ready for more competition in the new market. (December 1, 1998)
Webmaster: Open source -- the way the Net was won by Christophe Williams
A little talk about something important -- open source initiatives -- and a lot of free scripts and resources. (2,800 words)
Inside Solaris: The Solaris process model, Part 4: More on the kernel dispatcher by Jim Mauro
An examination of the realtime, system, and interactive scheduling classes and a look at the how dispatch queues are put together. (2,500 words)
Performance Q&A: Out and about at conferences by Adrian Cockcroft
Adrian's recommendations for conferences on performance management. (1,600 words)
Connectivity: Microsoft steps further into NT-Unix integration by Rawn Shah
The software giant enters a niche market with NT Services for Unix, heating up the competition for small vendors. (1,700 words)
Unix 101: Date arithmetic, Part 2 by Mo Budlong
More details on how to calculate yesterday's date. (3,200 words)


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