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Gateway Debuts Three New Servers

Gateway Inc. has introduced three new servers:

Gateway * The 7450R is a 1U rack mount server featuring a 1.75-inch high design. It is Intel Pentium III dual processor-ready, and offers up to 4GB of RAM.

Its expansion potential includes three hot-plug SCSI drives, optional RAID configurations and two full-length 64-bit PCI slots.

* The 8400 is a tower server that supports the Pentium III Xeon 700 MHz processor with up to 2 MB of L2 cache.

It also features a 64-bit hot-plug PCI bus, and up to 16 GB of ECC SDRAM memory. The chassis offers redundant hot-swap fans, redundant power supplies, and room for 10 hot swap SCSI hard drives.

* The 8450R is an optimized 4U HDRM (high-density rack mount) server. It supports up to four Intel Pentium III Xeon processors and up to five hot­plug drive bays. It offers eight expansion slots, hot­plug 64-bit PCI technology, 2+1 hot­swap redundant power and up to 16 GB of RAM.

Information: Reader Response no. 308.

IBM eServer

IBM IBM Corp. has introduced its eServer xSeries 430. They feature a 32-bit system with support of up to 256 processors, an Intel Pentium III Xeon 900 MHz processor, 2 MB of L2 cache, and a 100 MHz system bus.

Information: Reader Response no. 309.

Dell PowerEdge

The Dell Computer Corp. has introduced two new servers:

Dell * The PowerEdge 300SC server offers an Intel Pentium III 800 MHz processor, and is dual processor capable up to 850MHz.

* The PowerEdge 1400SC server offers an Intel Pentium III 800 MHz processor, and is dual processor capable up to 1.0 GHz. It also features 256 KB of integrated L2 ECC cache, 128 MB of 133 MHz ECC SDRAM memory, and 9 GB of Ultra3 SCSI hard drive storage, expandable to 36 GB.

Information: Reader Response no. 310.


Dimension 8100

The Dell Computer Corp. has introduced its Dimension 8100 desktop PC featuring Windows Millenium, and the Intel Pentium 4 processor with 1.5 GHz speed. It includes 128 MB of RDRAM, a 20 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, a 17-inch E770 monitor, 32 MB of AGP graphics, and an integrated 3Com 10/100 NIC.

Information: Reader Response no. 311.

Presario 7000

Presario The Presario 7000 series from the Compaq Computer Corp. offers a professional setup including an Intel Pentium 4 processor at 1.5 GHz and the Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional operating system. It also features up to 512 MB of PC800 RDRAM memory, a 20 GB UltraDMA hard drive, and a 10/100 Base-T PCI Ethernet card.

Information: Reader Response no. 312.



MediaForm Inc. has released DIRECTOR, a Java-based CD-R publishing station. Users can initiate CD-R disc-on-demand compilation from any network interface, including their own Web browser. It includes 500 CD spindle capacity, eight anti-piracy SmartDRIVEs, and eight-job simultaneous processing and unlimited queuing.

Information: Reader Response no. 313.


Kyocera Mita

Kyocera Kyocera Mita America, Inc. has introduced its KM-1510 and KM-1810 digital copier/printers. The KM-1510 offers 15 copies-per-minute (CPM) at 600 x 600 DPI, while the KM-1810 offers 18 CPM. Both handle paper sizes from 5.5-inch x 8.5-inch to 8.5-inch x 14-inch.

Information: Reader Response no. 314.

Macintosh OS X Ships: Among the recent news from Cupertino, Apple Computer Inc. is now officially shipping its long-awaited OS X Operating System, which it says combines the power of UNIX with the simplicity of Macintosh. Apple also released OS X versions of three applications: iMovie2 (digital editing software); iTunes ("jukebox" software); and AppleWorks 6.1.

Mac OSX The new OS X is built unp a UNIX-based foundation called Darwin. It features "true memory" protection, preemptive multi-tasking and symmetric multiprocessing when running on the dual processor PowerMac G4, says Apple. It also includes Apple's new Quartz 2D graphics engine, based on pdf, for graphics and broad font support.

Apple PowerPC G4: Apple's also decided to unleash a new configuration of its souped up PowerPC G4 733 MHz processor, with CD-RW drive.

Previously, the PowerPC G4 733 processor was only available in the high end configuration that includes Apple's new SuperDrive combo CD-RW/DVD-R drive.

AppleDeja iMac: The lastest version of the iMac is available in a "flower power" or "blue dalmation" for those who want to revisit the '60s.

Information: Reader Response no. 315.

AppleScriptPaks: MacSpeech Inc. has introduced four new ScriptPaks for the Microsoft Office 2001 suite. The software is designed to enhance voice recognition command functionality, says MacSpeech.

The company also released similar products for use with America Online 5.0, and with FileMaker Pro 5.0 software.

Information: Reader Response no. 316.


TradeXCH 1.2: Bynari Inc. has released TradeXCH 1.2, which provides collaboration, messaging, and calendar management for Sun Solaris and Linux-based workstations.

Information: Reader Response no.


Phones Sprint PCS will carry the Sprint PCS Phone QCP-6035, by Kyocera Wireless Corp., as part of its alliance with Palm Inc. The phone operates on the Palm operating system platform and is compatible with all Palm OS applications.

It can access content from the Sprint PCS Wireless Web via a co-branded MyPalm portal, which includes access to Palm wireless PIM services, personal and corporate e-mail, e-commerce purchase options, and corporate directories and sales tools via the Sprint PCS nationwide network.

qcp6035 The alliance also provides Palm handheld users with two wireless options: The Sprint PCS Wireless Web Kit lets Palm III and Palm V owners use a dedicated cable connected to a Sprint PCS Phone. Kits also are available for select Motorola, Samsung, and Sanyo model phones.

The Sprint PCS Wireless Web Adapter Kit for Palm handhelds contains a universal adapter, designed for a standard wireless Web connection cable, that works with most Sprint PCS Internet-ready phones for either a Palm III or Palm V series handheld computer.

Information: Reader Response no. 317.

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