Stories by Gillian Law

Interview: Red Hat's Szulik Sees Desktop Linux Take Off

Earlier this month Red Hat announced a new version of the Linux operating system. Red Hat Desktop has been designed for the corporate desktop and will be a companion product to Red Hat's current desktop offering, Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS, the company says. The IDG News Service's Gillian Law spoke to Red Hat Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Matthew Szulik, who was in London for the product's global launch, about Linux, the desktop market and the future of software distribution.

Siebel, IBM to offer hosted CRM in Europe and Asia

Siebel Systems and IBM plan to offer their joint service, Siebel CRM (customer relationship management) OnDemand, in Europe from mid-May, and in Asia within two months, they announced at the Siebel User Week in Cannes, on Wednesday.

Applied Micro buys IBM assets for $227M

Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) will acquire intellectual property and a range of assets related to IBM's embedded PowerPC processors, in a deal worth US$227 million, it said on Tuesday.

CA names ex-HP exec Jeff Clarke as new CFO

Computer Associates International (CA) has named former Hewlett-Packard (HP) global operations head Jeff Clarke as its executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).

Opera gives voice to Web browser

Opera Software ASA will include voice capabilities in its updated browser software, using IBM Corp.'s embedded ViaVoice technology, it said Tuesday.

IBM's Wladawsky-Berger sees open source future

Open source software needs to be more widely used if the next wave of technology is to fully take off, IBM's Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, said Monday.

SCO alters claim in IBM case, signs licensee

The SCO Group was granted leave last week to amend its case against IBM. Trade secret claims have been dropped, and replaced with copyright infringement claims, Blake Stowell, SCO's corporate communications manager said Monday.

New KDE release is available

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) Project announced Tuesday that the third version of its KDE3 desktop platform, called KDE 3.2, is available for Linux and Unix operating systems.

Microsoft committed to CRM for SMEs, Gates says

Microsoft Corp. is committed to the SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) market for CRM (customer relationship management) software, and is working with partners on hosted versions of its product to make it more accessible, Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said Monday.

Intel, IBM pony up for Linux lawsuit fund

Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) aims to establish a US$10 million defense fund to pay the legal fees of Linux users sued by The SCO Group, plus those of OSDL employees, including Linus Torvalds, it said Monday.