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Sunbelt W2Knews™ Electronic Newsletter
The secret of those "who always seem to know" - Over 500,000 Readers!
Sun, Nov 7, 1999
NEW WIN2K PRICING
  This issue of W2Knews™ contains:
1. EDITORS CORNER
* MICROSOFT 'A MONOPOLY' WHAT'S THAT MEAN FOR US? ZIP.
2. TECH BRIEFING
* UNDERSTANDING SYSTEM AVAILABILITY CLASSES
3. NT RELATED NEWS
* OK, WIN2K IS FINALLY COMING FEB 17, 2000
* BRAND NEW WIN2K IMPLEMENTATION SURVEY RESULTS
* SERVICE PACK 6 BUG LIST
* WIN2K NEW PRICING
* PARTICIPATE IN SUNBELT / GIGA MESSAGING SURVEY
4. NT THIRD PARTY NEWS
* CONTROL 10 TIMES MORE MACHINES WITH LANLICENSER V3.3
* SECURITY EXPLORER v3.50 UPDATE INFORMATION
5. HINTS AND TIPS
* TOOL TO MAKE PRINTSCREEN DO 'WHAT IT SEZ'
* WANT TO USE FOXPRO AS CORE ENGINE FOR ASP?
* RECRUITERS NOT LEAVING YOU ALONE? SEND THEM HERE!
6. THE NT STOCK WATCH
7. HOW TO USE THE MAILING LIST
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Sunbelt Windows NTools E-News is the World's first and largest 
E-Newsletter designed for NT System Managers that have the job to 
get and keep NT up & running in a production environment. Sunbelt 
launched this electronic newsletter early 1996. Every two weeks we
keep the Windows NT community informed and aware of new developments
of NT and 3-rd party NT System Management Tools. You get hints and
tips that will enable you to better utilize and understand Windows 
NT/2000 and help you to pass your certification exams.

Via (separate) NTools E-NewsFlashes we will send you important 
breaking news like new service packs, killer viruses, etc. Sunbelt 
Software is the first and largest provider worldwide of Third 
Party System Management Tools for Windows NT.
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1. "EDITORS CORNER" 

Hi NT-ers,

OK, some people asked me what I thought of the recent verdict from
Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson. You may have noticed that I have not
covered the whole trial and this is one of the very few times I'll
comment on it. 

My opinion? Basically it does not mean a big deal. Newspapers (and 
TV for that matter) are largely focused on 'Bad News' and controversy 
because it sells. So this whole thing gets blown up to gigantic 
proportions where in reality Microsoft gets a slap on the wrist and 
is told it should not play so hard with the other kids.

Sure they have thrown their weight around. Sure they have used their
strong position to penetrate markets. So what? Anybody else would
have done the same thing. Looks like every generation one high flying
company gets the Justice Department after it. Two decades ago it was
IBM. There is an old Dutch saying that goes like this: "High trees
catch a lot of wind". So now it's Microsoft, and I could not care
less to be honest. This thing is going to stay in the courts for 
years to come. Yawn.

The potential repercussions are not going to hurt us users in any
way. Really worst case design is that MS is split up in two, and even
the experts agree that this is highly unlikely. My guess us a split 
would be Operating Systems in one part and Applications in another. 
So for NT Development nothing changes. They will continue to make 
giant and hopefully less buggy OS-es that will penetrate business 
at the same rate as before. 

The upshot of this whole thing? The reason Microsoft has become 'a 
monopoly' is that you, me and the market as a whole wanted it that
way. We have willingly allowed this to happen. We voted with our 
checkbooks when it came to choice. Why? Standardization! I remember 
the times where we had 3 different _incompatible_ word processors 
in one small company. The lost time was tremendous.

Now (while I am on the phone) I can send an Excel attachment via 
Outlook to my colleagues in Paris via the 'Net and one minute later 
we are looking at the same numbers in the same format. I think I 
just made the point. Enough said, let's focus on something productive!

Warm regards,

Stu Sjouwerman
[email protected]


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2. TECH BRIEFING
* UNDERSTANDING SYSTEM AVAILABILITY CLASSES

Uptime is the Holy Grail of mission-critical computing. Downtime is
the Dreaded Dragon we need to slay. Last week I was sent a very 
concise report that actually created a classification that I had
never seen before. This (for me) new way of looking at uptime was
enlightening. They divided Availability in 5 classes, based on the 
number of nine's behind the decimal point, and a downtime cost 
averaging $80,000 per hour.


SYSTEM TYPE AVAILABILITY UNAVAILABILITY SYSTEM DOWNTIME
CLASS MINUTES/YEAR AVAILABILITY $ PER/HR 
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Unmanaged 1 50,000 90% excessive

Managed 2 5,000 99.0$ 6.7 mil.

Well Managed 3 500 99.9% $670,000

Fault Resilient 4 50 99.99% $67,000

High Availability 5 5 99.999% $ 6,700 
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It is relatively easy to see what tool belongs in which class this
way. It's also easy to use this kind of table to create a cost
justification for a High Availability tool you want to implement.

Now, your data security is guaranteed based on the architecture
you decide to implement. The scale below starts at low availability
and low cost, but gradiently increases both availability and cost.

- Backup Lost Cost, Low Availability
- Raid | 
- Data Replication | 
- Data Replication + Versioning | 
- Server Clustering |
- Server Clustering + Replication |
- Remote Data Mirroring |
- Remote Clustering High Cost, High Availability

A recent press release by Legato and STAC pointed out that lost data 
has cost the U.S. economy $11.8 Billion in 1998. Now, obviously these
companies sell solutions to prevent this from happening so they are
interested in letting the IT world know how expensive downtime is,
but they do make a point. You need to have an architecture in place
that creates enough redundancy to cover your behind when Murphy hits.

Looking at the above table, you can now put products into these 5
Classes, and mix-and-match the configurations you need and can afford.
It is then a matter of looking a pricing and functionality to see
what tools to use. Not every network needs a Class 5 type of solution.

You need to balance the uptime requirements with the inevitable cost.
The foundation for your mission critical architecture starts with
these four elements: 
A - Server Availability
B - Data Accessibility
C - Data Protection
D - Disaster Tolerance
And you have to take all four into account, forgetting about one
can mean you are toast on a bad day. Ideally you find a product
that does most of this, all combined into one. That brings you
to Double-Take which is a Class 4 tool. Looking at the above 
four elements:
A) You have Server fail-over with DT
B) Data is accessible from the failed over server
C) Your data is at two places at the same time: redundancy
d) You can take data off-site for Disaster Recovery.

You do not have to combine a disk block-based mirroring product like
Vinca with a second tool like Octopus to implement all these four 
elements when you implement Double-Take which was designed as an 
all-in-one solution. More info and a 30-day download here:
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/dtake.htm

Next Time: What is the difference between MIRRORING and REPLICATION?

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3. "NT RELATED NEWS" 

* OK, WIN2K IS FINALLY COMING FEB 17, 2000

By now you probably know that Microsoft will release Win2K to their
production partners late December and the official release will be
Feb 17 at the Windows 2000 tradeshow in San Francisco. The technical
merits of Win2K were discussed on the Sunbelt sponsored NTSYSADMIN 
list and Andrew Baker and Michael Callahan were discussing the new
features they liked. Their list was pretty good so I included it 
here for all of you:

* Windows Driver Model 
* Active Directory 
* Disk Quotas 
* Distributed File System 
* Active Directory 
* I2O 
* The ability to assign processor resources to apps (!) 
* Processor throttling 
* Active Directory 
* Real Group/Machine/User policies 
* Active Directory 
* Much better hardware detection and peripheral support 
* Faster networking 
* Far, far fewer reboots 
* DirectX7 
* Much better manageability of clients 
* Centralized configuration of local and remote systems via MMC 
* Better recovery options 
* Active Directory 
* Better command-line support 
* Intellimirror 
* Terminal Server 
* Platinum (Exchange2000) 
* WLBS 
* Windows Installer 
* File level encryption 
* No more NetBIOS (!) 
* Internet Connection Sharing 

And, did we mention Active Directory?  The 'reduced-to-an-
absolute-minimum' description is that AD will allow you to define 
and maintain control over many objects on your network and manage 
them centrally. 

I heard that Microsoft has gotten themselves a so called media lockout 
for that week in Feb, and plan to spend a whopping 800 million, yes
you read that right: $800,000,000 in promo for Win2K. When all the
hoopla is over and the thing is on the streets, I suggest you go to
the conference below to get the nitty gritty on Win2K administration.
I'll be speaking together with some very bright lights of the NT
firmament, like Mark Minasi who is awesome.

April 30 - May 3, 2000
Pointe Hilton South Mountain
Phoenix, Arizona
http://www.winconnections.com/win/default.asp
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* BRAND NEW WIN2K IMPLEMENTATION SURVEY RESULTS

Just three days ago, the Giga Group and Sunbelt Software sent a survey
to the almost 5,000 participants of the NTSYSADMIN list. Within 2 days, 
1,128 NT specialists reported back about their Win2K roll-out plans. 
Here are the raw results, Giga will come with more in-depth analyses 
on their website at www.gigaweb.com in the near future.

Windows 2000 Deployment Survey:

1. Do you plan to migrate to Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server/Data 
Center:

30% 12 to 18 months 
24% within six to nine months 
20% unsure 
15% no plans to migrate 
10% immediately or within the first three months of shipment 

2. Do you plan to migrate to Windows 2000 Professional:

27% 12 to 18 months 
23% within six to nine months 
17% immediately or within the first three months of shipment 
16% unsure 
15% no plans to migrate 

3. Are you confident that despite delaying the ship date several times, 
that Microsoft will live up to its promises and deliver an easy-to-
install and relatively bug free 1.0 release of Windows 2000 Server?

41% somewhat confident 
30% not at all confident 
23% would be shocked if they did 
6% very confident 

4. If you plan to rapidly migrate to Windows 2000 Server within the 
first three months of shipment, what is the reason for your rapid 
adoption?

70% Not Answered
12% Active Directory 
8% Compelling business reason such as a migration to Exchange Platinum 
5% The migration is mandated by upper management 
3% Microsoft Rapid or Joint Deployment Partner 
3% We want to be first 

5. If you do not plan to migrate to Windows 2000 Server within the 
next 12 months, what is the main reason for delaying deployment?

36% no immediate compelling business reason 
24% fear that the 1.0 version will be too buggy and/or too unreliable 
24% not answered
7% a lack of adequately trained IT staff to support the move 
5% fear of complexity of the overall O/S and the Active Directory 
4% not enough capital dollars in the fiscal budget 

6. How satisfied are you overall with the W2K Pro compared to NT 4.0?

48% somewhat satisfied 
26% very satisfied 
17% not answered
8% somewhat dissatisfied 
1% very dissatisfied 

You can draw your own conclusions here, these numbers are relatively
reliable for the market as a whole. We'll come back with more analyses
later.
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* SERVICE PACK 6 BUG LIST

Well, the fun has started. This list is far from complete, but here
is a compilation of things people have sent me and reports in the
press. You'll have to excuse me that none of this has been tested
by me or confirmed, I'm just reporting on what I have been able to
find on such short notice.

- Inoculan and SP6 problem:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q244/6/52.ASP

- The SP6 readme URL
http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/downloads/recommended/PREM_SP6/readme.asp

- The KB articles which lists all of the SP6 fixes can be found at;
Part 1
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q241/2/11.ASP
Part 2
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q244/6/90.ASP

- MSNBC has a good list with an overview as well:
http://www.msnbc.com/news/330665.asp

- Windows NT Mag has a page with a good list too:
http://www.winntmag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=7519

- SP6 128bit troubles so far.... DO NOT USE the ms "uptime" tool with 
the /s or /a switches. It Dr. Watson's everytime. IE5 intermittently 
crashes with multiple windows open. Lost all ODBC connections to SQL 
for web enable DB. Had to re-create ODBC links. Multi-processor NTS 
and NTW platform, very stable with SP5. I have experienced 7 BSOD's 
in two days with SP6 on both. Thank GOD they are non-prod systems. 
Im heading back to SP5.

- I tried to apply SP6 to my COMPAQ Proliant 6500 server and after 
reboot - Oops! - bluescreen. There is an incompatibility between 
Compaq NC31xx LAN cards and SP6 which causes BSOD immediately after 
"press Ctrl-Alt-Del" logon screen is displayed. So, if you plan to 
install SP6 on similar machine, be sure to check
%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\drivers\cpqntac.sys file version and
ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp11501-12000\sp11718.txt file 
(which contains "This SoftPaq also addresses a bluescreen error 
that appears when NT 4.0 Service Pack 6 is installed", so at least 
Compaq knows about the problem ;-)

- After installing SP6. I could not edit my web server pages using 
FP98. It ask to login which I did as an administrator but it keeps 
coming back as invalid login. I uninstall it and went back to SP5 
no problem everything is back to normal. 

- on a Dell Optiplex GXa, 266 MHz, with 128 MB RAM, I also had 
serious problems with SP 6 ! Blue screens, SQL server didn't start 
any more, IIS 4 sometimes refused and other strange vague problems. 
So for the first time in 3 years, I had to UNINSTALL the service 
pack and now, with SP 5, the system is stable again.

- Here is the deal on SP6 and Compaq machines.....also, there is 
an issue with exchange server and SP6. In some cases, after applying 
the service pack, Exchange will start re-indexing, taking up to an 
hour or more to restart after the SP is applied. If this occurs it 
is VITAL that you do not stop the machine, but let it re-index.....
otherwise serious information store loss could occur.

- SP6 also, seems to affect the 3com 3c905tx. I've tried installing 
on 2 completely separate PC's both with this card and both were 
unable to reach the network after the install. Uninstalling did not 
seem to work, so I ended up having to reinstall NT. Maybe let others 
know that Clones are also affected! Both machines were clones, one a 
266 and the other a 400 both with 512mb of ram.

- I've detected some problems with the security event log. After 
SP6 it is not logging all the security information. Any feedback on 
that?

- I installed WindowsNT SP6 on my Dell OptiPlex and had no problems
UNTIL I tried to install new video drivers. The video drive was not
recognized and continued to default to standard vga. This problem
went away as soon as I uninstalled SP6 and returned to SP5. Then both
my old and new video drivers worked. By the way, these are drivers 
for the 3D Rage Pro AGP 2x on the mother board.

- NT4 SP6 breaks RAS dial-up with Error 678?

- I use NetworkICE's product, BlackICE Defender (BID), on my NT 4.0
workstation. According to the BID message board, SP6 breaks some 
or all BID's filtering capabilities. Since I'm sitting on SP5 myself, 
I cannot confirm this, but you can go to: 
http://209.31.36.222/
which is the BID message board and see some of the SP6 reports 
yourself. 

- Either in SP5 or SP6, Microsoft stopped checking entries in the 
Domain Suffix Search Order (for DNS) beyond 3. SP4 would search 4 
(and maybe more, I never tested), but SP6 most definitely limits 
out at 3 entries. Further entries can be entered, but they appear 
to be ignored.

In short, like they always used to say in Hill Street Blues:
"Let's be careful out there!"
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* WIN2K NEW PRICING

Well we now know when we will get our hands on it. And here is how 
much lighter our pockets will be. Microsoft decided to give us
a heads-up early so that we can budget for it.

The Win2K pricing scheme offers many different price points for the 
product, depending on volume and the platform from which customers 
are upgrading. 

Your replacement for NT4 Workstation will cost $149 and if you still
run Windows 95 and 98 clients it's $219. Just by itself it is $319.

For servers, Microsoft claims that it will charge 50% of the street 
price that Novell charges for 10-user configurations. Win2K Server, 
a 10-user version will set you back $1,199 and a 25-user pack will 
run $1,799. 

Your upgrade from earlier NT versions or NetWare will cost $599 and
$899, for 10- and 25-user versions respectively. 

Win2K Advanced Server weighs in at $3,999 for a 25-user license. If 
you want to upgrade from NT 4.0 Enterprise Server to Win2K AS you're 
going to be charged $1,999.

Client Access Licenses are also changing. Microsoft found many sites
who should have been paying a CAL fee but were not, and also a lot
of people that were paying for CAL's but were not supposed to.

Starting with Win2K, MS will charge you a per-user CAL fee if they 
authenticate against a Win2K Server or AS. But if you run browsers 
against your Win2K servers they charge $1,999 for a new Internet 
Connector license. That will allow you to run an unlimited number 
of Internet clients. 

If your shop has a Select or Open license, you will likely get Win2K
as part of the deal and you will not have to touch your budgets.
Here is more of the inevitable 'small print' that comes with all
licenses. Send this to your in-house legal department. 
http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/exec/pricing/ntscup.asp
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* PARTICIPATE IN SUNBELT / GIGA MESSAGING SURVEY

Sunbelt Software and the Giga Information Group invite you to
participate in a mutual survey about Messaging on the NT platform.
We would like your input regarding the platforms you use, the
problems you encounter, and the tools you use to manage them.

The results will be made public in a joint analysis of Sunbelt
and the Giga group. You know where Sunbelt is. You can find Giga
over here: http://www.gigaweb.com/

Here is the 12-question survey. Thanks very much in advance!

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/messurvey.htm

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4. NT THIRD PARTY NEWS

CONTROL 10 TIMES MORE MACHINES WITH LANLICENSER V3.3

The new ABC Lan Licenser V3.3 comes with three major new features - 
the Off-Line Client, Start-Up Messaging, and a new set of over 40 
reports that, collectively, make management of software assets more 
flexible and extremely scalable. Now, all network users, from small 
companies to the largest global enterprise, can benefit from the 
performance and functionality of ABC Lan Licenser to maximize the 
use of their software, control versions usage, reduce running and 
support costs, and stay legally compliant with software agreements.

The Off-Line Client

The new Off-Line Client cuts costs by enabling remote or WAN-
connected client programs to gather information about applications 
usage while 'off-line' from the server. This information is then 
updated at pre-determined intervals when communication with the 
software metering server are re-established. 

This dramatically increases the number of clients that can be 
metered from a single server, - to over 1000's - without making 
any serious impact on network performance and far exceeds the 
previous limits of scalability with other software license
metering programs. 

This means that large organizations, even those with tens of thousands 
of users working in many sites, can monitor software usage from a 
small group of servers. It also means that smaller organizations can 
begin metering in one location and scale Lan Licenser in their own 
time and as their metering needs grow and expand.

Start-Up Messaging

This is a brand new feature that sets new standards in ease of use 
and efficiency for all users, and gives network administrators even 
more control. Using Start Up Messaging, end-user messages can be 
composed for each application in use. This enables important info
to be communicated to the user automatically, on the start-up of 
any application.

This gives network managers the ability to communicate important 
information about the system and software use as a whole - to all 
users. For example, users of a new version of a package could be 
informed that they have not run the product before, will encounter 
differences and can be asked contact support for further training.

Additionally, messages can be shown when access is denied to an 
application or to every user each time they start up any particular 
piece of software, perhaps informing them of company policies or usage
restrictions. This can reduce unnecessary calls to the Help Desk. 

New Reports

A range of over 40 new reports are also being supplied as standard 
with Lan Licenser 3.3 making it easier than ever to start getting 
benefits from the system immediately.

These detailed reports cover a wide range of performance monitoring 
and measurement, for example, Detailed Product Use, grouped by cost 
center, product or by user; a Multiple Site Summary shows the use 
of products across multiple sites; the Product License Distribution 
showing the number of licenses available at each server and across 
the whole system; and Security Restrictions showing in detail the 
access levels of all users.

This range of reports will cover the needs of 90% of users and 
additional reports can be added and modifications made if required.

30-day download here: http://www.sunbelt-software.com/lanlic.htm
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* SECURITY EXPLORER v3.50 UPDATE INFORMATION

The latest version of Security Explorer, version 3.50, is now available 
for download directly from our website (2Mb) This is a FREE upgrade for
all Security Explorer 3.x users.

This version includes a command line program for the following functions:
Export, Grant/Remove, Backup, and Clone. We have also added an option 
to view or hide group descriptions from the main NTFS window. Looking 
up descriptions over a WAN link can cause delays in browsing permissions. 
If you are experiencing long delays when browsing permissions using 
Security Explorer, try turning off the descriptions to help speed things 
up.

After you complete the download, simply install it over the old version to
retain settings. After you install, you may need to re-apply your company
name and license key.
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5. "HINTS AND TIPS - TIME SAVERS AND OTHER GOODIES...

I was sent a cute little utility that actually makes the print screen
button do what it 'sez it does'. Print Screen Works is a neat way 
to capture and print, rope, encrypt, e-mail or fax anything that's on 
your computer screen, simply by pushing the print screen button.

In the present NT versions, to print what you see on your screen is 
a very tedious process. One must push the print screen key, then open 
a word processor, and finally paste an image to the word processor. 
In addition, capturing and re-sizing just a portion of an image 
required a variety of tools from a variety of sources; but Print 
Screen Works makes it possible to both "print what you see and see 
what you print". 

Print Screen Works is also loaded with extra features, it can capture 
images that fill the whole screen, the active window, or just a portion 
of it. Print Screen Works can automatically print the image each time 
an image is captured. You can preview the print and easily adjust 
the size of the image prior to printing. Free trials at
http://www.printscreenworks.com 
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Looking for a way to use Foxpro as the core engine of your ASPages?

AFP is something like ASP, but just using Visual Foxpro as core engine. 
This means extremely fast data access, extremely fast string generation 
(which is important for generating webpages) and a solid and stable 
object-oriented language. Basically you can build dynamic webpages 
using FoxPro code just in between HTML code. They have some examples 
their webpage at www.active-foxpro-pages.com as well as a complete 
testversion for download.

AFP is a programming language that is really powerful in fast data 
retrieval and manipulation. No clumsy ODBC or ADO record sets, just 
USE a table and publish it. In the USA, check out www.afpweb.com
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Sometimes recruiters keep on pesturing IT pro's with jobs that are
not what they want in the first place. This is a site you can send
them to, which has some etiquette, ethics rules and a bill-of-rights
(kinda sorta a "here's how to treat me right!"). Interesting site.

http://www.riseway.com/ethics.html
http://www.riseway.com/bill-of-rights.html 


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6. "THE NT STOCK WATCH" Closing Friday November 5, 1999

52 WK 52 WK P/E WEEK
SECURITY CLOSE HIGH LOW RATIO CHNG
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Advanced Micro Devices... 21 1/4 33 14 9/16 +7.2%
BMC Software............. 59 73 1/8 30 51 -8.0%
Citrix Systems Inc....... 76 3/8 79 1/8 26 1/2 69 +19.1%
Compaq Computer.......... 20 7/8 51 1/4 18 1/4 37 +9.1%
Computer Associates...... 58 5/8 63 7/16 32 1/8 46 +3.7%
Data General Corp........ 22 1/4 23 11/16 9 5/8 93 0.0%
Dell Computer............ 40 11/16 55 29 3/4 65 +1.4%
Electronic Data Systems C 60 7/8 67 3/8 37 11/16 59 +4.0%
Gateway Inc.............. 72 1/2 70 3/8 24 5/8 54 +9.7%
Hewlett Packard Co....... 77 5/8 118 7/16 57 11/16 23 +4.6%
Intergraph Corp.......... 3 3/4 10 1/4 3 3/16 -3.2%
International Business Ma 90 1/4 139 3/16 75 21 -8.1%
Legato Systems Inc....... 68 5/8 66 15 1/8 +27.6%
Micron Electronics Inc... 10 1/4 24 3/4 9 27 0.0%
Microsoft Corp........... 91 5/8 100 3/4 52 3/8 59 -1.0%
Mission Critical Software 60 3/16 69 1/4 16 +2.2%
NCR Corp................. 34 11/16 55 3/4 26 11/16 23 +4.7%
NetIQ Corporation........ 44 3/4 49 3/4 14 3/4 -2.0%
Network Associates Inc... 19 3/4 67 11/16 10 1/16 +7.8%
Novell Inc............... 20 1/4 31 3/16 13 15/16 44 +0.9%
Oracle Corp.............. 58 5/8 59 19 3/4 65 +23.2%
Qualcomm Incorporated.... 294 5/16 269 1/16 24 1/2 +32.1%
Seagate Technology....... 32 1/16 44 1/4 25 1/8 7 +8.9%
Silicon Graphics......... 7 5/16 20 7/8 6 7/8 -5.6%
Sun Microsystems Inc..... 109 9/16 110 1/16 28 3/8 62 +3.5%
Sybase Inc............... 14 5/16 15 7/8 5 5/16 57 +6.0%
Symantec Corp............ 49 7/8 50 1/4 12 1/2 39 +4.4%
Unisys Corp.............. 22 9/16 49 11/16 20 15/16 14 0.0%
Veritas Software Corp.... 108 1/16 111 24 1/4 +0.1%
Dow Jones 30 Industrials. 10,704.48 -0.2%

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