Stories by Juan Carlos Perez

Lindows.com adds option to software store

Lindows.com Inc. now gives users of its Linux-based PC operating system the option to buy individual software programs from its download warehouse without having to pay an annual access fee, a company executive said Thursday.

Walmart.com to sell stand-alone LindowsOS

Walmart.com has begun selling Lindows.com's Linux-based operating system, the first stand-alone operating system not made by Microsoft to be featured at Wal-Mart's online store.

CIOs: 2003 IT budgets under the gun

In the latest sign that IT budgets continue to tighten, companies in Europe and the US are trying to reduce the percentage of revenue they devote to IT spending, according to a survey of chief information officers (CIOs) conducted by the research department of investment bank Merrill Lynch & Co.

US and European CIOs: 2003 IT budgets under the gun

In the latest sign that IT budgets continue to tighten, companies in Europe and the US are trying to reduce the percentage of revenue they devote to IT spending, according to a survey of CIOs conducted by the research department of investment bank Merrill Lynch & Co.

McNealy blasts competitors

The merger between HP and Compaq eliminates two competitors from the enterprise systems space, Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy said on Thursday.

Net devices worsen IT security problems

Companies increasingly deliver their content and services via the Internet to a variety of new devices, such as personal digital assistants, television sets, gaming consoles, MP3 players and smart phones, creating a situation that makes it more difficult for IT departments to protect internal systems from attacks and prevent data theft, a Gartner Inc. analyst said this week.

Half of IT vendors to disappear in three years

IT managers must be prepared to see half of all the well-known IT vendors doing business today disappear in the next three years, either through mergers or bankruptcy, Gartner's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Michael Fleisher warned Monday during the opening keynote speech of the company's Symposium/ITxpo 2001 here.

Microsoft Taking Orders for Windows CE 3.0

The new version of Windows CE, Microsoft
Corp.'s operating system designed to be embedded in devices, can now be
ordered, along with its application development tools, the company announced
Thursday.

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