Stories by Ashlee Vance

  • Sun hints at Linux on the desktop

    Debuting its first Linux server apparently wasn't enough for Sun Microsystems' Linuxworld appearance: the company is now turning its sights to Linux on the desktop.

  • HP strengthens line of Unix servers

    Hewlett-Packard boosted its Unix server line on Tuesday by adding faster processors to some midrange systems and announcing a new entry-level server to its AlphaServer family, which it acquired when it bought Compaq Computer.

  • IBM doubles up Unix clusters

    IBM has doubled the size of a pre-certified cluster of Unix servers that it offers users to help them save space and cut down on management costs, the company announced Friday.

  • IBM to sell and support VMware software

    IBM has deepened its commitment to providing partitioning tools for its Intel-based servers, announcing a deal to directly sell and support server partitioning software from VMware.

  • Solaris for Intel to return on new Sun server

    Sun Microsystems has a busy week planned for the LinuxWorld conference next month. First up, Sun is expected to release its first general-purpose server, codenamed Big Bear, to run the Linux operating system on Intel processors. This move marks a major philosophical shift away from its long-held stance that the Sun Solaris OS and UltraSPARC processors are the best combination for every kind of server.

  • Avaya to take charge, lay off 2,500

    Avaya has announced that it plans to cut nearly 2,500 jobs and take a $US150 million charge in its fourth quarter, as the company continues a restructuring effort.

  • HP puts Dell printer deal on ice

    Hewlett-Packard has stopped selling its printing and digital imaging products to Dell Computer, as the two companies jockey for position in a move one analyst likened to "marital jealousy" played out through largely symbolic, though still irksome, behaviour.

  • PC sales still slow

    PC sales declined for the fifth quarter in a row, dashing hopes for a speedy recovery in computer sales, according to data published by two research companies.