Stories by James Evans

VA Linux looks to the enterprise

For a short time after its IPO about one year ago Larry Augustin's company was a darling of Wall Street. He is one of the most public faces of Linux and the open-source community and now Augustin, chief executive officer (CEO) of VA Linux Systems, is leading a company that sells Linux-based servers during tough economic times.

Another flaw exposed in TCP

Another security flaw has emerged with communications based on Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) that could be used to 'hijack' a user's session on the Internet or a corporate network, a computer security services company announced Monday.

49 dot-coms become dot-bombs in January

Forty-nine dot-coms joined a growing list of dot-bombs in January and another 112 Internet companies were acquired at a cost of more than $US5 billion, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Oracle offers free Linux starter pack

Oracle Corp. on Tuesday announced a promotion to get developers started on Linux using the Oracle9i application server and the latest version of Oracle8i database. The Redwood Shores, California-company's Oracle Fast Start kit is free and includes technical overviews of Oracle's application server and database products on Linux, a free trial sampler of Oracle9i Application Server for Linux and access to the Oracle Technology Network Linux member forums.

AMD misses Q4 expectations, sees slow start to 2001

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. reported fourth-quarter financial results Wednesday that were in line with its lowered forecast, although its earnings fell short of analysts' expectations. The chip maker also said it expects its first-quarter 2001 results to be dampened by "normal seasonal weakness" and weak PC demand.

IBM, Asian firms top U.S. patent seekers in 2000

IBM Corp., taking top honors for the eighth year in a row, was granted the most U.S. patents in 2000 and outdistanced the nearest competition by nearly 900 patents, a new study reports. However, a majority of the top 10 companies are based in Asia.