With the launch of its Windows 2000 operating system on Feb. 17, Microsoft Corp. will try to move up the software food chain by beginning its assault on the lucrative midrange server business. At stake for the company will be its ability to keep growing at the fairytale rate it has enjoyed for the past half decade, industry analysts said.
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A powerful software industry association that counts Microsoft Corp. among its members today urged the judge overseeing the U.S. government's antitrust case against Microsoft to find that the company has violated antitrust laws.
Range of cuts unusually deep
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has sued MP3.com, claiming that the company's online digital music service infringes on valuable copyrights held by record labels and artists.
MP3.com's Beam-it service allows users to store digital versions of CDs that they own at MP3.com's Web site, and then listen to them from a PC or portable audio player.
Microsoft and Caldera have reached an agreement to settle their longstanding antitrust lawsuit.
New software was codeveloped with Intel
Our vision is to turn software into a utility, says CEO
Scott McNealy had a serious message about the IT industry to deliver here today, but the chairman and chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems couldn't bring himself to deliver it until he'd cracked every gag in the book about arch-rival Microsoft.
Compaq has restructured its commercial desktop division into two parts, part of a giant effort to focus on low-cost internet PCs and devices aimed at corporate customers.
The new division will develop the iPaq class of computers, as well as internet appliances like wireless handheld computers.
Player will use new audio format that could double storage capacity
Cisco plans to buy Aironet Wireless Communications
Announcement could "mark a new era in bringing words to life"
Users who are eager to try out the Linux operating system but don't have a lot of technical know-how may have a friend in LinuxOne. The software firm has released a version of Linux that has been simplified especially for first-time users of the OS.
SIA report hails 'great year of recovery' for semiconductor industry
Alliance also calls for two firms to build a cobranded online software store