Stories by James Niccolai

IBM pledges broad Linux support

IBM put some meat on its Linux plans on Tuesday when it announced alliances with four leading Linux distributors, as well as a timetable for delivering a host of hardware, software and middleware products for the open source operating system.

Red Hat, IBM strike Linux deal

IBM and Red Hat Software have struck a deal to offer Red Hat's version of the Linux operating system with IBM servers and PCs, Red Hat officials said yesterday.
The companies said the combined platform will provide customers with powerful systems for running electronic commerce and other enterprise applications.

Cisco announces e-commerce program

Cisco Systems has partnered with a handful of application vendors and consulting companies to create a program designed to make it easier for businesses to set up an electronic commerce system on the Internet.

Internet2 network poised for launch

Internet2, a project expected to help dramatically improve the Internet, will take a big leap forward this month with the launch in the US of a high-speed, coast-to-coast network. Known as Abilene, the network will act as an important test-bed for developing a new generation of Internet applications and services.

Gates donates $US3.3 billion to charity

Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates has made a $US3.345 billion endowment to help line the pockets of two of his charity foundations, a spokeswoman for Gates' philanthropy group said last Friday.

Cisco's Q2 revenues jump 40 per cent

Riding high on the Internet's continued expansion, data networking firm Cisco Systems on Tuesday reported a 40 per cent jump in sales for its second fiscal quarter, as well as a healthy increase in profits.

Cisco's Q2 Revenues Jump 40 Percent

Riding high on the Internet's continued expansion, data networking firm Cisco Systems Inc. today reported a 40 percent jump in sales for its second fiscal quarter, as well as a healthy increase in profits.

Court rules against cyber censorship

A US district court yesterday granted a preliminary injunction preventing the US government from enforcing the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) passed last year by Congress.

Sun execs hawk Jini's ease of use

Sun Microsystems officially launched its new Jini technology here on Monday, pitching it as an easy-to-use, vital platform for connecting together appliances over home networks and the Internet.

Microsoft Q2 earnings soar 74 per cent

Strong growth in PC shipments, combined with software purchases made in preparation for expected year 2000 problems, helped push Microsoft's revenue and income to record levels in the second quarter of fiscal year 1999.

IT must act to avoid government Internet laws

World governments will rush in and legislate the Internet unless the computing and online service industries step up their efforts to self-regulate matters of consumer protection, two former aides to US President Bill Clinton said here this week.

Product review: Talking toilet hopes to make a splash

If you think of pagers and cellular telephones as an invasion of your personal space, then try this one on for size: Tron Link Enterprises showed a voice-enabled appliance here this week that reminds you to put the toilet lid down.

Home wireless networking spec approved

A group that includes dozens of leading IT firms is expected to announced this week it has agreed on a wireless networking specification designed to allow a range of computing and consumer electronics devices to be linked together throughout the home.