Stories by Ed Scannell and Michael Lattig

Linux Vendors Boost Client, Handheld Development

WHILE THE LINUXWORLD expo in New York next week will showcase a raft of new technologies that spans the product spectrum, several major developers will be zeroing in on desktop clients as well as embedded and handheld devices.

Sequent in the spotlight

IBM's $US810 million acquisition of Sequent Computer Systems last week stands to have a substantial impact on the data center as Big Blue moves to bring Sequent's server architecture out of the shadows of technology and into the daylight of mainstream use.