Stories by Patrick Thibodeau and Carol Sliwa

Demanding a better desktop alternative

Every year Dave Raspallo, CIO at Textron Financial, found himself having to replace a third of his 1,200 PCs. But he grew tired of the cost of the annual ritual, and he began swapping out his desktops for thin clients. Forty percent of those PCs are now gone, and many more will disappear next year.

MS/DOJ - Gates in court: Would he really pull Windows?

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was poised and engaging as he delivered a stunning message from the witness stand last week in the still ongoing remedy hearing: Adopt the wrong remedies, and he'll have to withdraw Windows from the marketplace.