Stories by Grant Gross.

Red Hat to ship mid-level server OS

Linux company Red Hat will announce Wednesday a new mid-level server operating system in a bid to expand its sales beyond its high-end, enterprise-focused Advanced Server. It also announced the availability of its workstation operating system for 32-bit systems.

Sun, partners combine biometrics with smart cards

Two U.S. intelligence agencies are testing a computer security system that combines smart card technology from Sun Microsystems with an Ethernet-capable fingerprint reader, Sun and its partners announced Tuesday.

Sun, Microsoft agree on Java order

Sun Microsystems and Microsoft have agreed on how Microsoft should comply with a federal judge's order to carry Sun's version of Java with its newest operating systems.