Stories by Matt Berger

.NET remains point of contention

Microsoft's planned release of the Windows .NET Server 2003 operating system drew cheers and jeers at the Comdex trade show, where a panel of developers and technology experts faced off in a debate over Microsoft's emerging Web-based development platform.

.Net remains point of contention

Microsoft's planned release of the Windows .Net Server 2003 operating system drew cheers and jeers at the Comdex trade show, where a panel of developers and technology experts faced off in a debate over Microsoft's emerging Web-based development platform.

OpenOffice, Oasis aim to create office standard

A standards body known for creating key technologies around XML (Extensible Markup Language) said Wednesday that it has launched an effort to develop a standard file format that would allow office documents such as spreadsheets and word processing files to be opened by applications from different vendors.

UnitedLinux vendors debut new wares at Comdex

Four software vendors collaborating on a common Linux server operating system detailed Tuesday the fruits of their six-month labor, called UnitedLinux 1.0, and described individual products based on the operating system.

.Net Framework to fit in small devices

Microsoft Corp. Monday released long-awaited software that will allow applications designed around its .Net platform to run on portable computing devices. It also made available a test version of its suite of software development tools that can be used to build mobile applications.

.NET Framework to fit in small devices

Microsoft Corp. Monday released long-awaited software that will allow applications designed around its .NET platform to run on portable computing devices. It also made available a test version of its suite of software development tools that can be used to build mobile applications.

Gates: Computers still transforming home, office

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates unveiled Sunday night a new application that aims to replace the paper note pad, and demonstrated a slew of digital devices creeping into the home and office that are powered by versions of the company's Windows operating system.

UnitedLinux products make debut at Comdex

Four Linux vendors collaborating on a common operating system will announce Tuesday the availability of their first commercial release, called UnitedLinux 1.0, according to information from member companies.

IDC says IT spending has bottomed out

After two years of watching IT spending grind to a near halt, IDC has a new economic outlook that predicts purchases of such things as network equipment and software will stabilize in 2002 and crawl back to reach pre-2001 growth rates by 2006.

Mundie grades Trustworthy Computing one year on

A year ago last week, Microsoft Corp.'s chief technical officer, Craig Mundie, gave a presentation at its Silicon Valley campus that served as the public unveiling of a widespread initiative to improve the security and reliability of Microsoft's products.

Microsoft preps IM for businesses

Microsoft Corp. Wednesday will announce a new package of products and services that modify its consumer instant messaging software to meet the needs of business customers, hoping to tap into the growing market for corporate messaging.

Analysis: Legal experts say Microsoft got off lightly

The behavioral remedies imposed on Microsoft Corp. Friday in its four-year antitrust battle with the U.S. government go soft on the company, legal experts said. Microsoft and the government argued that they will bring a tough but fair resolution to the case.

MS/DOJ - Dueling remedy proposals are far apart

A ruling due for release Friday from U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is expected to detail the remedies to be imposed on Microsoft Corp. in the landmark antitrust case filed against it by the federal government. What follows is a summary of a proposed settlement agreed to by Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and nine states, which are plaintiffs in the case, and a summary of harsher remedies sought by nine other plaintiff states refusing to sign the proposed settlement.

Dataquest: PDA shipments slow down

Worldwide PDA shipments declined by more than 2 percent in the third quarter of 2002 compared to last year, according to a revised survey released Thursday by Dataquest Inc., a unit of research company Gartner Inc., which based the new count on restated figures from Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP).