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RC3 Out, RTM Expected this Month

RC3 Out, RTM Expected this Month – Product Announcement Scott Bekker The final release candidate for Windows 2000 is in the hands of technical beta testers, and Microsoft Corp. is promising that the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version is around the corner. Microsoft began distributing Windows 2000 Beta 3 Release Candidate 3 (RC3) Nov. 17, during Comdex […]

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Optimizing NT Online with Norton Speed Disk – version 5.0 for NT – Software Review

Optimizing NT Online with Norton Speed Disk – version 5.0 for NT – Software Review – Evaluation John F. Mcglinchey Symantec Corp.’s Norton Speed Disk 5.0 for Windows NT claims to be the first tool to be able to optimize Windows NT volumes while keeping the system online. Norton Speed Disk for Windows NT enables […]

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Analytics in the E-marketplace

Analytics in the E-marketplace – Product Information Alicia Costanza More business transactions are being conducted on the Web, increasing the need for a way to analyze the results of these processes. To address this need, Broadbase Software Inc. and E.piphany Inc. recently made announcements about their respective e-marketplace analytic solutions. But first, let’s define e-marketplaces. […]

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Microsoft Fixes Index Server Bugs

Microsoft Fixes Index Server Bugs – Product Information Microsoft released a patch that eliminates two security breaches in Index Server. One vulnerability allows a malicious user to view, but not change, add, or delete files on a Web server. The other reveals where directories are physically located on the server. Both issues can be used […]

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MAILBAG

MAILBAG – Letter to the Editor Decision May Help Microsoft Congratulations on your June 14 article, “Gates Outlines Strategy for Developers,” by Thomas Sullivan. Bill Gates’ decision to concentrate on software development and hand over the CEO position at Microsoft to Steve Ballmer just may prove to be the best and biggest decision he has […]

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DG Adds to Fibre Channel, NUMA Options

DG Adds to Fibre Channel, NUMA Options – Product Announcement Jim Lefevre Data General Corp. (Westboro, Mass.) beefed up its high-end Intel-based Aviion server systems and announced a major upgrade to its Clariion business unit’s Clariion disk technology. While Windows NT users can make use of the new disk products almost immediately, lack of Windows […]

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Gigabit Ethernet Vendors Say the OS Is the Limit

Gigabit Ethernet Vendors Say the OS Is the Limit Scott Bekker Gigabit Ethernet standards are falling into place. The hardware is available to enable 1,000-Mbps network traffic. So what’s keeping data from racing through cables at such blinding speeds? In the view of some of the main proponents of Gigabit Ethernet, it’s the operating system. […]

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EMC Ditches Storage Performance Council

EMC Ditches Storage Performance Council – Company Business and Marketing Christopher Mcconnell Since there is currently no way of comparing storage performance between vendors, any benchmark will be welcome. The Storage Performance Council, an industry group that is developing a benchmark for storage performance, recently lost a member. EMC Corp. (www.emc.com) walked out of the […]

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SP6 Release Causes Some Headaches

SP6 Release Causes Some Headaches – Product Information Stephen Swoyer Windows NT service pack releases from Microsoft Corp. have a checkered history. While Microsoft’s just-released Service Pack 6 (SP6) isn’t a flashback to SP2-induced mayhem, it did stumble a bit after its late October release. The most significant problem affecting SP6-updated systems is an incompatibility […]

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Migration Motivation

Migration Motivation – Product Information Al Gillen A funny thing is about to happen in the Windows World: The gap that separates the bleeding edge users and the legacy users is about to grow wide and deep. Some companies are going to rush to Windows 2000, then on to Exchange 2000, SQL Server 2000, and […]