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Stocks Drop on Confidence Report, Pending Data

A dip in consumer confidence and concern about an impending batch of economic data helped drive stocks lower today. Investors largely shrugged off the Conference Board report saying consumer confidence dipped by 2 points for March, to 102.4, the second straight month of declines and a larger drop th...

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Comparing Linux to System VR4

Two weeks ago, I asked for reader aid in getting documentation on early 1990s System VR4 Unix to help understand what things can be done with Linux today but could not be done with AT&T System VR4. The question was naive and I need more help (and aspirin) in struggling toward a better answer tha...

OPINION

Comparing Linux to SVR4.2 and Looking for Help

About two weeks ago Linus Torvalds was reported as having said that Solaris has nothing to teach him. That surprised me because my mental picture of Linux is that of a typical early 1990s megakernel -- years ahead of Microsoft's Windows servers, but not exactly state of the art by any standard and f...

OPINION

The Top 10 List of Worst Business IT Decisions

About a month ago we had some people over for dinner, and the discussion drifted to top-10 lists of the Letterman variety. As part of that conversation, I got challenged to name the top 10 worst IT decisions ever -- something I couldn't do then and still can't do now, which is why I'm asking for you...

PRODUCT PROFILE

Teradata Preps for CRM Version 5.0 Launch

NCR subsidiary Teradata plans to roll out version 5.0 of its CRM software in August. Now in the beta-testing stage, the new version -- geared toward the communications, financial services, government, insurance, manufacturing, retail, and travel and transportation industries -- is designed to trigge...

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