IT in 2004: more power, lower costs and secure

Tuesday, 13 January 2004, 12:18 PM EST

Users can expect Sun Microsystems to make a big splash with its new processor partner AMD. Sun chief executive Scott McNealy said Sun would be rolling out new x86-based servers and workstations based on AMD's Opteron processor, which would drive down the cost of computing. "They will also give customers a great way to move 32-bit applications to a 64-bit environment when they are ready to do that," he said.

In the first half of 2004, Microsoft is planning to introduce the Service Pack 2 release of Windows XP, an important upgrade to the Windows desktop operating system.

Stuart Okin, chief security officer at Microsoft, said, "The main function for SP2 is to focus on security. We will be providing automatic software updates and we are reworking the Internet Firewall [tool] to provide more user control of IP ports."

According to Microsoft, SP2 will eliminate remote anonymous access to RPC interfaces on the system, with some exceptions, to avoid the RPC DCom security holes that afflicted Windows users last year.

by Cliff Saran at Computer Weekly.

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