Stories by Terho Uimonen

Red Hat Launches Version 6.1 of Linux OS

Red Hat Inc. today released the latest version of its flavor of the open-source Linux operating system.
Version 6.1 of the Red Hat Linux OS features a slicker, graphical installation interface, online access to updates and improved system management capabilities, the company said in a statement.

AT&T, BT recycle Concert name for global venture

AT&T and British Telecommunications have confirmed what many observers had suspected all along -- that their new global venture will be called Concert, the same name now used by a wholly owned BT unit.

Telia Snags Unisource Iberia to Boost IP Push

Telia AB today announced an agreement to buy Unisource Iberia, in a move aimed at expanding the Swedish telecommunications carrier's international IP (Internet protocol) network infrastructure.

'IT rebel' Torvalds awarded honorary doctorate

Stockholm University at a presentation ceremony here on Friday awarded an honorary doctorate to Linus Torvalds for his accomplishments as the creator of the Linux open-source operating system.

Phoenix Readies Firmware for Intel IA-64

Phoenix Technologies Ltd. today announced that its Ready64 firmware package with multiple operating system support now is running on engineering samples of Intel Corp.'s forthcoming 64-bit processors.

Taiwan quake endangers chip supply

Taiwanese chip manufacturers are expected to lose up to two weeks production as a result of the powerful earthquake that rocked the island early Tuesday morning local time.

HP, Nokia partner on corporate WAP services

Hewlett-Packard and Nokia on Monday announced plans to jointly develop services that will provide users within large companies with wireless access to e-mail and other data.

Fund aims to bring e-commerce to developing world

A partnership led by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and World Trade Centre (WTC) Geneva on Friday announced an agreement to increase efforts at making electronic commerce a reality in developing countries.

Intel opens communications fund coffer

Communications software maker Trillium Digital Systems last week became the first company to receive an equity investment from the newly created Intel Communications Fund.

Governments unlikely to leave internet alone: Thurow

Easier said than done. Recent moves by industry leaders aimed at promoting the idea of self-regulation of the internet are not very likely to succeed in keeping governments from wanting to regulate Net activities, according to a professor of management and economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

McNealy defends free software model

In the past week and a half, more than 250,000 people have downloaded the StarOffice productivity software suite Sun Microsystems has started giving away at its Web site, the company's chief executive said.

NT to prevail over Linux: Dell

Dell Computer chairman and CEO Michael Dell predicted here yesterday Microsoft's Windows NT operating system will continue to dominate its upstart rival Linux in the PC server market.