Stories by Gillian Law

Microsoft changes XP slogan in wake of U.S. attacks

Microsoft Corp. will change the advertising slogan for the Windows XP operating system from "Prepare to Fly" to "Yes You Can" because of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. that involved hijacked airplanes, the company confirmed Friday.

High-density SRAM targets networking, communications

A new family of SRAM (static random access memory) products from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Ramtron International Corp. subsidiary Enhanced Memory Systems Inc., will result in networking hardware offerings that cost less and consume less power, the companies said on Thursday.

Jupiter: DIY security falls down

Companies in the U.S. need to take online security more seriously and should outsource it to security experts, said a Jupiter Media Metrix Inc. report released on Wednesday.

Sun touts iPlanet as more secure than Microsoft's IIS

Sun Microsystems began a campaign on Monday to persuade users of Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) software to switch to iPlanet Web Server, Enterprise Edition 6.0 from Sun joint venture iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions.

Survey: Inertia keeps Microsoft IIS sites running

The number of Web sites using Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) software continued to climb in September, despite the effects of Code Red, the closure of a major Web hosting company using IIS, and an analyst's warning that IIS users should look for more secure alternatives, according to a report from Netcraft Ltd. released Monday.

AMD closes two factories, lays off 2,300

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will close its two oldest semiconductor wafer fabs in Austin, Texas and restructure its Malaysian operations with the loss of about 2,300 jobs by the middle of 2002, the company said today.

Vendors strive to validate IP storage solutions

IP (Internet Protocol) storage networks are the latest trend in SAN (storage area network) development, with vendors keen to show IP connectivity can work and to stress its benefits in terms of disaster avoidance and recovery.

Report: U.S. suspects Sun, Rambus of hiding patents

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating suggestions that Sun Microsystems Inc., Rambus Inc. and Unocal Corp. illegally kept patents secret to gain a jump on competitors, USA Today reported on Monday.

ETSI shows Bluetooth is maturing

The attendance at ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)'s 6th Bluetooth Unplugfest in Nice, France, suggests Bluetooth is becoming a more mature technology, the organization said Tuesday.