Stories by Paul Krill

Sun aims to advance app server

Focusing on high availability, Sun Microsystems Inc. is hoping to make a bold leap in the Java application server space with its upcoming Sun ONE Application Server 7 Enterprise Edition.

Novell hails Linux, criticises SCO

Novell officials at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo have hailed their company's commitment to Linux and criticised The SCO Group for its attempts to extract licensing fees for use of the open source platform.

Open source code quality endorsed

Code in the Apache open source Web server Version 2.1 is on par with that found in commercial equivalents, according to a study by Reasoning, which provides code inspection services.

Microsoft touts PCs, Longhorn, CE

Microsoft has outlined a future model for PCs, the successor to Windows XP, and an upcoming iteration of Windows CE, all of which the company hopes will improve how users interact with computers.

W3C approves specification for website scripting

Seeking to establish an industry standard for website scripting, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML specification as a W3C Recommendation, constituting an endorsement as a W3C standard.

ORACLEWORLD: HP stresses Linux backing

Not to be outdone by other major vendors that have hopped on the Linux bandwagon such as Oracle, IBM, and Sun, a Hewlett-Packard official during the OracleWorld show yesterday stressed that HP has been backing the open-source platform.

HP ramping up for Linux support

Recognizing the rising popularity of Linux and the business opportunities it presents, Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to train 5,000 current support staff in the particulars of the open-source platform, an HP official said at the HP World 2002 Conference & Expo on Thursday.

Torvalds: Commercialisation balances Linux

There's plenty of room at the Linux party for both profit-seeking vendors and technical purists, according to Linus Torvalds (pictured right), founder of the open source platform.

Holiday shoppers jam online sites

An average of 51.3 million unique visitors went to online shopping sites weekly during the 2001 holiday shopping season from November 25 through December 23, according to a report Jupiter Media Metrix detailed this week.

Consolidation predicted for CRM market

An overcrowded market, current economics, flat spending, and a yearning for suites instead of point solutions will contribute to consolidation in the CRM software industry, analyst reports detailed this week said.