Stories by Dominique Deckmyn

  • Waiting for Linux 2.4

    Linux vendors are previewing new versions of their distributions that are ready for the anticipated 2.4 version of the Linux kernel. Recently, the Linux kernel developers, headed by creator Linus Torvalds have, released Version 2.4.0-Test5 of the LinuxKernel. In a recent interview, kernel developer Alan Cox said it was uncertain how many more "test" versions will be needed before the kernel is stable.

  • MS ships patch set for W2K

    In what is expected to be a major step toward increased corporate adoption of Windows 2000, Microsoft released the first service pack containing bug fixes for the new version of its operating system that debuted earlier this year.

  • Microsoft ships first set of patches for Win 2000

    In what is expected to be a major step toward increased corporate adoption of Windows 2000, Microsoft yesterday released the first service pack containing bug fixes for the new version of its operating system that debuted earlier this year.

  • Novell faces up to Windows 2000, Linux

    The NetWare faithful will gather in Salt Lake City this week for a critical Brainshare user conference. Novell needs to prove its core Novell Directory Services (NDS) technology can coexist with Microsoft's Active Directory and that Novell can offer services on top of NDS that guarantee future growth.

  • IBM to build powerful Linux cluster

    IBM is helping the University of New Mexico build what it claims will be the world's fastest Linux supercomputer. It is a cluster of 256 rack-mounted, dual-processor IBM Netfinity servers running Linux and is able to execute 375 billion floating-point operations per second.

  • SCO aims Tarantella at ASPs

    Santa Cruz Oper-ation is positioning its Tarantella application broker technology as a platform for application service providers. A new Tarantella version due in May will be offered to ASPs under a novel "per-hour" pricing model.

  • Plenty of new Linux stocks, but no Red Hat

    Investors who missed out on last year's Linux success stories will get a new chance this month, as several Linux companies prepare to go public. The consensus from the analysts: LinuxCare looks promising, but be careful with Caldera Systems and stay away from LinuxOne.

  • Intel pushes laptops to desktop speeds

    Intel this week will unveil its SpeedStep technology, long touted as having the potential to narrow the performance gap between desktop machines and portables. But users and analysts say other issues -- such as cost of ownership and durability -- will keep them from abandoning desktop systems in droves.