Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

Compaq Merced Move Draws Mixed Response

Compaq Computer Corp.'s decision to drop Tru64-Unix development on Intel Corp.s forthcoming IA-64 chip architecture evoked a mixed reaction from users today.

Solaris for IA-64 coming this year

Sun Microsystems will make an early version of its Solaris operating system for Intel's forthcoming IA-64 architecture available to key software vendors by the fourth quarter

Big names jump on app rental bandwagon

Hardware makers are joining the horde of vendors betting that future users will increasinglay want to rent rather than own many core applications. But there's little sign yet that users, especially larger ones, have started doing that in any widespread manner.