Stories by IDG staff

Lineo Buys Australian VPN Specialist

Australian Linux specialist Moreton Bay Ventures has been snapped up by acquisitive U.S.-based vendor Lineo Inc., a company keen to squeeze the Linux operating system onto small handheld devices.


NEC, Cisco converge on roadmap to IP , Cabletron Systems nets $329m investment, Microsoft to acquire set-top box specialist


SAP and Telstra join forces online, Intel invests $403m in Infineon, Ecorp strikes wireless alliance

Free ISP Service Coming from Telstra

A week after cutting access costs to its range of Big Pond Internet services, Australian national carrier Telstra Corp. has revealed it has been considering offering free Internet access as part of its plan to sign one million subscribers by June.

Business Briefs

Microsoft settles antitrust lawsuit, Allaire acquires Valto Systems, Silicon Graphics spins off MediaBase, Great Plains adds RealWorld

Oracle joins Monterey project

The viability of project Monterey, the 64-bit Unix operating system initiative being led by IBM, got a big boost last week as Oracle became the first application vendor to pledge its support to the cutting-edge operating system.

Comdex day 3: McNealy plays Judge Jackson

If Microsoft's courtroom fate was up to Scott McNealy, the software behemoth would have to agree to four conditions or be broken up, the chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems said at Comdex yesterday.