IBM is showcasing its system Z and Power Systems offerings at an "enterprise summit" this week. Comments, quotes and observations from the event will be posted here.
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COBOL apps for IBM System z mainframes should see improved performance following the latest release of IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS.
The Itanium 9500 series is touted as the most sophisticated Intel processor to date with a new micro-architecture design.
Vendors often begin a discussion of their new product or service by declaring a large percentage of systems found in the organization's data center as "legacy." It would be wise for us to stop for a moment, take a deep breath and then examine what they mean.
When Apple brought Steve Jobs and NeXT OpenStep to Cupertino back in 1997, it stopped work on NeXT's Intel code and focused on creating Rhapsody, a new Unix OS with a more Mac-like face that would run on Macs with PowerPC processors. This became Mac OS X. However, one Mac engineer decided to bring Apple and Intel back together again.
An essential Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X administration tool had a major security problem. It's been fixed, and now you need to patch your system ASAP.
The denial-of-service issue affects ColdFusion 9.0.1 and earlier versions for Windows, Mac OS X and UNIX.
Unix and Mac OS are designed to support different file systems - Mac folks may use 3 a day without knowing it - which is why ZFS on Mac is not only possible, but practical. And not only practical, but a giant step forward for data integrity and performance.
Servers based on x86-based architecture driving global sales of the device, with blade servers showing strongest growth among other form factors, Gartner's latest report shows.
Panelists at ZDNet IT Priorities roundtable in Mumbai discuss their experience with using open source platforms and difficulties faced in managing user migration.
The two formal European Commission investigations centre on IBM's mainframe business, including its bundling of hardware and software, and its behaviour toward rival service suppliers
The out-of-sequence patches address holes that could let attackers take control of Windows, Mac OS X and Unix systems
Amidst news of job cuts, support for Moblin 2.1 and its enterprise collaboration platform called Pulse, Novell’s new Mono Tools add-in module for Microsoft Visual Studio seems to have slipped comparatively under the radar.
Not all .Net developers are writing Windows apps. Some (besides Miguel de Icaza and his merry band of Mono folks) may be interested in writing Linux, Unix and Mac OS X apps, too. On November 10, Novell rolled out the final version of a new Visual Studio add-on aimed at these developers.
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about the new SONY e-book reader launch, Apple's Snow Leopard Mac OS X Update, The status of the UNIX copyrights and speak with Jeff Ready, CEO of SCALE Computing, which sells commodity hardware for clustered scalable storage using open source software.Click Here to Listen to the August 28, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.
The Mac community was buzzing in late November when the director of Apple's Unix group showed a slide at the LISA (Large System Adminstration) conference that predicted that the Snow Leopard version of Mac OS X would ship in the first quarter of 2009. However, there were more than 100 other slides in the presentation, and they offered some interesting bits of their own.
Sun has announced a prototype of OpenSolaris for IBM's System z mainframes, pitching the project for energy-saving and cost-cutting efforts
A Unix developer has discovered a bug in the BSD operating system that has been passed down to all its variants, including OpenBSD and Mac OS X
A Unix developer has discovered a bug in the BSD operating system that has been passed down to all its variants, including OpenBSD and Mac OS X.
The Windows worldview cultivates the expectation that learning to use an OS means memorizing specific command sequences and fill-ins - and when that attitude meets the Unix expectation that sysadmins should understand basic principles first and then apply them, chaos and frustration usually follow.