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XML shows promise, but …

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is everywhere, writes Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. It's the basis of the new middleware, Web Services. It's the format of choice for both Microsoft's new Office products and .NET services. And every Java vendor worth their salt is working with it. Indeed, IBM's program director for emerging e- …

IBM's Intel Linux plans

"> With all the excitement about Linux on the IBM mainframe zSeries and interest growing in the AS/400 iSeries, the popular xSeries servers are being overlooked. That's a mistake. Good, old Intel-based servers from IBM armed with Linux continue to move into small- and medium-sized businesses everywhere. This follows IBM's …

Solaris on Intel out? Does that mean Linux is in?

It's not that Sun is killing off Solaris on Intel, it's simply that the company isn't planning yet to move Solaris 9 to the Intel family. Graham Lovell, Sun's director of Solaris product marketing, explains that Sun isn't making any further investments in Solaris on Intel for several reasons and that the company may yet port …