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  • Primer: XQuery 1.0

    What is it? A language that allows users to search for and extract information from databases as well as documents in which content is identified by tags based on the Internet’s eXtensible Markup Language (XML). What does it do? XQuery makes it possible to pull data from multiple sources and merge it on screen at…

  • Quantum Revs Library Capacity

    Quantum Corp.’s newest tape library offers high-availability features, and it will soon be offered in a bundle with disk backup and a Fibre Channel switch, officials said. The Mako PX720 holds 20 drives, can mix up to 732 Linear Tape-Open cartridges or 648 Super Digital Linear Tape cartridges and will ship by year’s end, said…

  • Sun, Manugistics Expand Partnership

    Supply chain management software developer Manugistics Group Inc. announced today an expanded alliance with Sun Microsystems Inc. that should help users gain better access to both supply and demand chain applications and data across their enterprise. As part of the extended relationship, Manugistics, of Rockville, Md., is now a certified reseller of the Sun Java…

  • Windows XP Changes Filename Sorting

    Microsoft changed the filename sort algorithm in Windows XP, making it different from all previous versions. The only reference I’ve found is the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q318872 that addresses an incorrect sort order in Windows XP. This article in turn refers to a new Windows API function called StrCmpLogicalW, which implements the new sort…

  • FreeBSD 5.1 Shows Handy New Features

    Although Linux tends to grab most of the open-source operating system spotlight, it’s hardly the only solid free software option. eWEEK Labs tested one open-source alternative, FreeBSD Version 5.1, which started shipping last month. The FreeBSD Project describes Version 5.1 as a “new technology” release, intended to enable users to check out new features, such…