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Gone but not Forgotten

A user calls in a panic; he accidentally deleted an important file and then emptied the recycle bin. Now he wants the file back. Executive Software International says it has the answer in Undelete 2.0. Undelete replaces the Windows NT/2000 recycle bin with a recovery bin that creates an instant backup of all deleted files. If a user accidentally deletes a file, he always has the option of retrieving it, even if it originally resided on a network server. Network tools let administrators run Undelete on remote machines and view their deleted files. Administrators can also remotely configure software features, such as the size of the recovery bin. The product lists for $249 for the server version and $49 for workstation licenses. For more information, visit or call 818 547-2050.

Virtually Unlimited Storage

Raidion Systems hopes to increase enterprise-storage flexibility with the Raidion.vss storage area network (SAN) manager. The Raidion device lets storage managers combine network-storage resources into virtual private SAN partitions that can be quickly reconfigured using a drag-and-drop interface, regardless of the network's physical configuration. The system can create snapshot copies of partitions for near-instantaneous backup. SCSI disk arrays can appear as fibre-channel resources using Raidion's bundled bridging feature. Large physical disks can be subdivided into smaller volumes. The system can also build synchronous mirrors for remote sites. Prices start at $75,000. For more information, visit or call 612 906-0900.

Large Linux

The popularity of Linux keeps growing, and Linux distributors keep piling on the updates. SuSE, one of the oldest Linux providers, recently released SuSE Linux 7.0 in both personal and professional versions. The pro version comes on six CD-ROMs and one DVD and offers more than 1,500 Linux tools and packages targeting advanced end users and information technology customers. The software includes everything needed to create Web, proxy, mail, news, print and other types of servers. The professional package also comes with more than 1,000 pages of printed documentation and 90 days of free support. SuSE Linux 7.0 Professional lists for $69.95. For more information, visit

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