Microsoft Sets Windows Server 2003 Launch Date
by Arie Slob
Hello Windows users,
Microsoft opened a Windows Server 2003 Launch Page, promoting the new server Operating System's Launch events that are being organized starting April 24, 2003. The free educational events are being held worldwide, and include demos of new product features, hands-on exhibits, and provide you with free Evaluation Kit CDs.
Windows Server 2003 is the successor to Windows 2000 Server, and was previously known under the name Windows .NET Server 2003.
The Launch Page includes several links to Microsoft documents explaining the benefits of the Windows Server 2003, as well as a handy comparison table of the different Server versions (Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition and Web Edition).
Microsoft also launched the official Windows Server 2003 Homepage, which includes more product information such as System Requirements and pricing & licensing information.
Pricing for Windows Server 2003 is identical to Windows 2000 Server, $999 for the "Standard Edition" with 5 Client Access Licenses (CALs), $1199 for the "Standard Edition" with 10 CALs. Windows 2000 Advanced Server will be called Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and ships with 25 CALs, for $3,999. New in the Windows Server 2003 lineup is the "Web Edition", a Web Server product which requires no CALs, and sells for $399. Cost of additional CAL packs and Connector licenses are also unchanged.
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IBM is recalling 15-inch CRT monitors (G51 and G51t) because some of them were built with a component that could fail, presenting a potential fire hazard.
Monitors affected by this recall show the "Type/Model Number" 6541-02N, 6541-02E, or 6541-02S, and have a "Date of Manufacture" between June 1997 and September 1997.
The faulty monitors were also sold under various brand names by MicroTouch Systems and retailers including Best Buy, CompUSA, Office Max and Radio Shack between June 1997 and December 1998.
Approximately 117,000 monitors that could potentially include the failing component were shipped worldwide, and about 56,000 were sold in the U.S
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