Stories by Robert McMillan

Red Hat to ship JOnAS J2EE software

Open source J2EE server vendor JBoss Group LLC suddenly has some serious competition from a European middleware consortium called ObjectWeb, which Tuesday announced a partnership with Red Hat Inc. and revealed that it is in negotiations with Sun Microsystems Inc. to become the first open source J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) application server certified as J2EE-compliant.

SCO unveils Linux licensing scheme

One day after being sued by Linux vendor Red Hat for "unfair and deceptive actions" relating to its claims about intellectual property violations in the Linux source code, The SCO Group Tuesday will tell Unix users exactly what it would cost to bring their systems out of the sights of SCO's lawyers.

Sun integrates GNOME into Solaris

Three years after pledging to integrate its Solaris operating system with the open source GNOME (GNU Object Model Environment) desktop, Sun Microsystems is finally ready to deliver.

Market still waits for blade breakthrough

Two years after vendors began introducing slimmed down "blade" computers as the next stage in the evolution of the server, these denser, more power-efficient servers have been struggling to meet market expectations and prove that they have what it takes to emerge as an industry standard.

IBM invests in On Demand digital studio

IBM has signed a four-year multimillion-dollar deal with digital animation firm Threshold Digital Research Labs of Santa Monica, California, to build a digital studio that will be leased out to special effects firms looking for short-term, on-demand access to IBM's computers.

Sun posts break-even quarter

Sun Microsystems barely achieved profitability for a second straight quarter, ending a fiscal year that saw the company's revenue drop 8.5 per cent from fiscal 2002 to $US11.4 billion.

SCO readies new Linux licensing program

The SCO Group is preparing a new Linux licensing program that it claims will allow users of the open-source operating system to run Linux without fear of litigation.