Stories by Matt Berger

  • Packard Foundation votes against merger

    Board members of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, an influential Hewlett-Packard shareholder, have voted to oppose the proposed merger between HP and Compaq, a move that could potentially sink the $US25 billion deal, according to some analysts.

  • Hewlett prepares for proxy fight

    Stoking the flames in a mounting shareholders' battle to block the proposed merger between Hewlett-Packard and Compaq, Walter B. Hewlett has filed papers with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, highlighting the poor financial performance of the two companies since the merger was first announced.

  • Sharp looks for support for new Linux PDA

    Linux developers, listen up: Sharp needs your help.The Japanese electronics maker was expected to host a press conference in California on Monday morning to announce several partnerships and developer projects aimed at drumming up support among application developers for its Linux-based handheld computer, according to a statement.

  • Ginger buzz is back

    "It" is back, but the invention also known as "Ginger" remains shrouded in mystery. The elusive gizmo referred to as "It" or "Ginger" was first uncovered early this year as an invention that would revolutionise the world, somehow.

  • Wyse unveils Windows XP thin client

    Microsoft's newly released operating system designed to power small computing devices has found a home in a new slim computer terminal, or thin client, from Wyse Technology.

  • Elite get first dibs on Visual Studio.Net

    Only paying subscribers to Microsoft's developers program will receive the final version of its Visual Studio.Net developer software by the end of the year, while most members of its developers network will have to wait until February 13, 2002 to get a copy.

  • Red Hat to put Linux on IBM servers

    Red Hat has announced that it will make available this week its distribution of the Linux operating system for three more models in IBM's eServer line, offering an open-source alternative for users looking to replace high-end Unix servers.

  • Microsoft moves into the eHome

    Microsoft will announce on Monday the creation of a business unit charged with developing software and working with partners on Web-enabled products aimed at consumers living in an Internet-connected home.

  • Mac OS X sprouts new software

    Software vendors are taking a big bite of Apple Computer's latest operating system, including its foe-turned-friend Microsoft, which made available Monday a version of its Office software suite for Mac OS X Version 10.1.

  • MSN lights up Olympic Web site

    Microsoft and a group of industry partners flipped the switch Monday on the official Web sites of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the same day that organisers of the global event gathered in Olympia, Greece, to light the ceremonial torch.

  • Microsoft: Early Windows XP sales top 95, ME

    Early sales of Windows XP have exceeded those of some previous Microsoft desktop operating systems, boosting PC-related industries, the company said on Thursday, citing independent research figures.

  • Microsoft: Early Windows XP sales top 95, ME

    Early sales of Windows XP have exceeded those of some previous Microsoft desktop operating systems, boosting PC-related industries, the company said Thursday, citing independent research figures.

  • Hole found in Microsoft's Passport wallet

    Vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft's free e-mail and Passport authentication services allowed a programmer to access credit card information stored on the company's servers, forcing it to shut down the electronic wallet feature in Passport until it can fix the problem, Microsoft confirmed Friday.

  • Tablet PC a year away

    Microsoft's super thin portable computer, the Tablet PC, will be available in the second half of 2002, according to chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates.