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Re: Performance Computing (was Unix Review) closing down ...

Marino Duregon wrote:
> just got in the mail my January 2000 issue of Performance Computing 
> (formerly known as Unix Review) and read with disbelief that 
> "For a variety of business reasons, Miller Freeman has decided to
> discontinue the publication of this magazine. 

> Pretty sad. After the printed version of Byte (a new, online version,
> is available at ) here's another staple of computing history
> that is closing down. I wonder if they are consolidating operations and
> folding into the 'SysAdmin' magazine.

To the best of my knowledge they are not folding in to SysAdmin,
however my understanding is that SysAdmin is not threatened.  I was
certainly saddened by the news, but then I had a vested interest in
the magazine.  Note that I am only speaking for myself here, and
not in any official capacity.

I have attached the official press release that announced this last
December.  It says more than Mr. Barker did in his editorial.  Be sure
to read between the lines, too!  ;-)

		William LeFebvre   (Daemons & Dragons)
		Group sys Consulting
		+1 770 813 3224


Thursday December 16, 12:00 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Performance Computing and Windows Systems
Magazines Cease Publication
SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Media Inc.
( announced today that it will cease publication of
Performance Computing Magazine and Windows Systems Magazine (formerly known
as Windows NT Systems). Both magazines were part of the former Miller
Freeman technology portfolio recently integrated with CMP Media. The
production run for each magazine concludes with the January 2000 edition.
``Looking across the CMP Media portfolio of properties, we knew we would
best serve our customers by streamlining our business portfolio,'' said
Regina Starr Ridley, president of CMP's Specialized Technologies Group.
``The decision was difficult to make, given the dedication of Windows
Systems' and Performance Computing's staffs to the publications and their
histories with the company,'' said Ridley. ``However, we are confident that
our readers' information needs and our advertisers' need to effectively
reach the most technically knowledgeable buyers of high-level IT products
can be best met by other CMP products such as InformationWeek, Intelligent
Enterprise, Sys Admin, Dr. Dobb's Journal, and Network Magazine.''
Performance Computing, formerly UNIX Review, was started in 1983. Miller
Freeman bought the publication in 1985 and for many years it was one of the
company's largest and most successful publications. Windows Systems,
launched in 1997, focused on systems management and administration.