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  • Mozilla 'dirty deed' brings out a Firey response

    That free lovin' spirit shared among the open source community has been ruffled this week after a decision by The Mozilla Organization to change the name of its browser-only product to Firebird. This has landed it in trouble with a database project of the same name.

    16 April 03 15:22 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • Quantum, StorageTek trade legal salvos

    Quantum and Storage Technology (StorageTek) exchanged patent infringement lawsuits Tuesday, accusing each other of manufacturing tape drive products that infringe on the other's patented technologies.

    16 April 03 11:59 Written by Agam Shah
  • Microsoft announces changes to Licensing 6.0

    Recently appointed managing director of Microsoft Australia, Steve Vamos, has singled out licensing as one of the main challenges ahead in the quest to move the software company from a product-driven to a customer-focused entity.

    16 April 03 11:58 Written by Tamara Plakalo
  • War on spam short on funds

    New laws to ban spamming within Australia could fall on deaf ears.

    16 April 03 11:35 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • CA's Gupta talks storage

    Addressing a vendor-heavy crowd at the Storage Networking conference in San Francisco this week, Computer Associates International's CTO Yogesh Gupta, made a plea for vendor cooperation in helping customers create simplified storage environments.

    16 April 03 09:56 Written by Scott Tyler Shafer
  • Microsoft profits up, Intel down slightly

    Microsoft Tuesday reported a net profit of US$2.79 billion, or 26 cents per share, for its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31. That compares with $2.74 billion, or 25 cents per share, for the same period last year.

    16 April 03 09:55 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • Adaptec boosts iSCSI

    The iSCSI protocol finally has an ASIC-based adapter -- yet another piece of the iSCSI puzzle.

    16 April 03 09:32 Written by Scott Tyler Shafer
  • OASIS to get BPEL4WS jurisdiction

    Microsoft, IBM and BEA Systems plan to submit their Web services choreography and business process specification, initially proposed in August 2002, to a standards body later this week.

    16 April 03 09:21 Written by Paul Krill
  • UPS to spend $127M on trimode wireless driver terminals

    United Parcel Service plans to spend US$127 million on global deployment over the next five years of a new driver terminal that features built-in cellular, wireless LAN and Bluetooth short-range wireless systems.

    16 April 03 09:13 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Cisco brings Gigabit, IPv6 to stackables

    Gigabit Ethernet will reach desktops in Cisco Systems' latest line of stackable switches, which also can support the nearly unlimited number of IP (Internet Protocol) addresses coming with the IPv6 version of that protocol, Cisco announced Tuesday at the Cisco Partner Summit in Las Vegas.

    16 April 03 08:49 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Judge rejects class-action status for MS suit

    A U.S. federal judge rejected class action status for a group of consumer lawsuits lodged against Microsoft Monday, saying that they were not representative of a single class of plaintiffs.

    16 April 03 08:41 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Siebel adds vertical apps to integration platform

    Siebel Systems is releasing this week version 2.0 of its Universal Application Network (UAN), adding 50 new industry-focused applications to the integration system.

    16 April 03 08:38 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Virtualisation on the tech check list

    With at least four major vendors selling or getting ready to release virtualisation products to pool storage for easier allocation and management, users at Storage Networking World in the US yesterday said now is the time to be testing the technology.

    16 April 03 08:34 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • RSA unveils management, encryption products

    RSA Security has announced a new identity and access management system code-named Nexus that it said will deliver common administration of all the company's security products.

    16 April 03 08:31 Written by Jaikumar Vijayan
  • Oracle plans MRO app addition to supply chain suite

    Oracle is preparing a new supply chain management (SCM) suite module tailored for the aviation and defense industries, the company said Tuesday at an industry conference in Florida.

    16 April 03 08:28 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • AMD ready to drop the Hammer with Opteron launch

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been a consistent thorn in Intel's side with its Athlon XP desktop processors over the last few years, but hasn't made much headway against Intel's popular Xeon processors and notorious Itanium 2 processors for servers. On Tuesday, the company will unveil its Opteron server chip, which puts a new twist on a familiar technology.

    16 April 03 08:20 Written by Tom Krazit
  • WorldCom name disappears overnight

    Telecommunications giant WorldCom, plagued by bankruptcy court and fraud allegations, got rid of its name in favor of MCI Communications in the space of a few hours Sunday night, but the change is more than cosmetic, said the company's marketing vice president.

    16 April 03 08:17 Written by Grant Gross
  • EMC acquires SRM software maker Astrum

    EMC Tuesday augmented its storage resource management (SRM) software portfolio by announcing the acquisition of privately-held Astrum Software for an undisclosed sum.

    16 April 03 08:15 Written by Agam Shah
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