Stories by Rebecca Reid

NetWare users have mixed feelings on OES

Novell insists it is not abandoning its NetWare install base with the upcoming release of its Open Enterprise Server (OES), but its message was greeted with both enthusiasm and skepticism when the firm stopped in Toronto on Thursday as part of a North American tour.

Sun adds AMD Opteron to its HP Away program

Sun Microsystems is employing another tactic in its attempts to lure Hewlett-Packard (HP) customers away from their RISC-based HP-UX servers. As part of Sun's HP Away program, users running HP RISC Unix boxes can migrate over to Sun's Solaris on Advanced Micro Devices' 64-bit Opteron platform with Sun's assistance.

SCO vows to beat IBM, upgrades products

After enduring a year of personal attacks by the IT industry, The SCO Group CEO Darl McBride pledged to continue the company's legal battle with IBM and renewed its commitment to modernizing its own Unix platforms at the company's user show in Las Vegas.

Former Red Hat employees start up Linux firm

Two former Red Hat employees have started their own Linux company, dubbed SpecifixT, marketing a Red Hat-compatible version of Linux that users can modify to fit their business-specific needs -- but still retain support.

Sun upgrades Java Desktop System

Continuing its strategy of moving into the enterprise desktop space, Sun Microsystems has updated its Java Desktop System (JDS) to include central management capabilities, Sun announced Tuesday.

Cisco embedded OS gets brain surgery

The brain behind Cisco Systems Inc.'s hardware is getting a lobotomy. Development teams at Cisco are sticking the proverbial ice pick in its Internetwork Operating System (IOS) and carving it up into modules, which one industry insider says will increase performance of hardware such as routers and save users money.

CA enhances support for legacy databases

With all the hype surrounding relational databases like Microsoft's SQL Server and IBM's DB2, it's easy to forget that legacy hierarchical databases such as Big Blue's IMS still have a significant install base, especially in the financial sector.

Sun, RIM join to bring Java to BlackBerry

Sun Microsystems Inc. and Research In Motion Inc. (RIM) are partnering to bring Java's Web Services technology to RIM's BlackBerry devices, the companies announced Monday.

Forrester: More firms using open source

Lower acquisition costs, lower total cost of ownership and greater flexibility in choosing hardware and software are the top reasons companies are deploying open source software, according to a recent survey.

Sun teams with mobile phone makers for Java apps

Java's creator and four mobile phone makers announced last week they have developed a process for testing and certifying Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) applications for wireless handheld devices.

Blast Radius buys Corel's XMetal

Blast Radius, an IT services company focusing mainly on large-scale Web applications, on Monday announced its purchase of the XMetal division of Corel.

Sun experiments with 3D desktop

Sun Microsystems is experimenting with a three-dimensional (3D) desktop interface that could alter the way users see their screens -- without the dorky glasses.

Worldwide biometric market to thrive in 2004

Poised to grow to US$1.2 billion in 2004, the worldwide market for biometric technology is going to see some major growth through 2008, according to a soon-to-be-released report from the International Biometric Group (IBG).