’s SunWorld Online To Re-launch as UNIX Insider to Reflect Changing Industry

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – DECEMBER. 18, 2000 – Evolving to meet the changing information needs of UNIX system administrators and developers, SunWorld ( announced today that it is transforming the Website to become UNIX Insider ( and adjusting its editorial coverage to focus on the rapidly evolving UNIX operating environment. The change is occurring to better serve UNIX professionals, an integral force in enterprise computing today. UNIX Insider is published by, the premier online resource for enterprise IT professionals, which also publishes and JavaWorld.


Since its launch in xxxxJuly 1995, SunWorld has not only covered Solaris, Sun Microsystems’ flagship operating system, but also other Sun technologies such as like Java and related technologies like the Web. Over the years, the publication has built its most solid following around the core issues relevant to UNIX system administrators and developers: security, system configuration and administration, and related issues. Over time, this audience and editorial has often been more about UNIX platforms and technologies in general than Solaris in particular. The editorial refinements ensure UNIX Insider focuses on what has traditionally been its most popular content, while broadening the content to include issues concerning all UNIX professionals.

UNIX has not been ‘just Solaris’ for many years, said UNIX Insider Executive Editor Joe Franklin in a letter to readers. With the growing popularity of open source, Linux, XML, and other elements, every major vendor is now competing for market share within the open computing environment. Our goal with UNIX Insider is to provide UNIX developers and technology managers with insight, intelligence, and access to a community that directly relates to the issues they face daily. We want to bring readers across-the-board coverage of happenings in the UNIX environment, and we felt the title SunWorld was simply too limiting.

Existing columns, such as News and New Product Briefs, and Sun Spots, have been changed to cover the entire UNIX market. SunWHERE became UnixWHERE, an online resource of vendor products for all brands of UNIX servers and operating systems, not just SPARC and Solaris.

The Web site’s content serves as a broad, deep technical information resource for UNIX system managers, database administrators, network architects, Webmasters, security specialists, and system programmers working in large, distributed computing environments. Readers will notice the same insightful columns and feature articles by the same expert authors. In the months to come, UNIX Insider will increase its coverage of database management, performance tuning and optimization, systems integration and architectures, networking and storage, and platforms and operating systems.


Ranked among the top ten Internet media properties by Advertising Age's BtoB, and named a "Hot Site" by USA Today, is the most comprehensive Web-based information resource for enterprise IT professionals, providing a wide array of informative content and business services necessary to succeed in today's economy. At the core of lies relevant content from the IDG family of trusted brands, including CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, JavaWorld, LinuxWorld, Network World, and SunWorldUNIX Insider, as well as original editorial content from's award-winning editorial team. For more information, please see is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research, and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at

Note to editors: UNIX is a registered trademark and has been used with permission by The Open Group: Solaris is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. ITworld, the logo, and the IT problem-solving network are trademarks of, Inc. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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