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April 4, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 14


In This Issue:

>> TechTip: Handling Archived and Zip File Formats the Open-Source Way

>>New Products, Upgrades, and Enhancements Grace COMMON Expo

Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Handling Archived and Zip File Formats the Open-Source Way

Several open-source utilities are available to handle all your archival and zip file formatting needs on both Windows and Linux desktops and servers.

max_hetrick.jpgBy Max Hetrick

How do you commonly handle archived and zip file formats on your Windows and Linux systems? In this TechTip, I'll show you a few free and open-source utilities available to handle these tasks, plus remind you of a few native Linux system utilities.


Feature Article - Analysis
New Products, Upgrades, and Enhancements Grace COMMON Expo

Many of the 1,800 attendees visit COMMON's 92 Expo vendors this year in Nashville.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

COMMON 2008 by all standards was a very good show in the eyes of vendors who greatly help to support it. It didn't matter that Nashville was deluged by a series of thunderstorms during the show because all of the 1,800 attendees and 92 vendors were well-protected under the glass dome of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel complex, an amazing environment with all the hotel rooms, exhibit halls, restaurants, and nightspots enclosed inside a biosphere-type environment that is adorned with plants, walkways, rivers, and streetlights. The main complaint visitors had was that it was so large and complex they were constantly getting lost.


IBM Announcement
IBM Introduces the First Products in a New Generation of Power Systems

New line of servers unifies Systems i and p while bringing new benefits to customers, ISVs, and business partners.

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