Stories by Robert McMillan

Test version of Linux 2.6 released

The new version of Linux is finally here, in beta form at least. A test version of the much-anticipated version 2.6 of the Linux kernel was released by Linux's creator, Linus Torvalds on Monday.

Sun to woo Tru64 users with HP Away program

Sun Microsystems is readying a new customer migration program aimed at enticing users of Hewlett-Packard's 64-bit Tru64 Unix operating system on the Alpha microprocessor to Sun's UltraSPARC processor and Solaris operating system.

Sprint demos long distance Fibre Channel over IP

Sprint, Hitachi Data Systems, and Cisco Systems have set up an experimental storage area network (SAN) that demonstrates a new, less expensive way of backing up storage data over long distances.

Yahoo net revenue jumps 42 percent

Fuelled by growth in its Internet advertising business and paid services, Yahoo on Wednesday reported its largest revenue producing quarter in company history.

Tim O'Reilly: Software licenses don't work

PeopleSoft may be spending its nights tossing and turning about a hostile takeover by Oracle, but maybe Oracle should be the one losing sleep. At least that's what O'Reilly & Associates Chief Executive Officer Tim O'Reilly believes.

HP to give software to grid developers

Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to release new open source software for configuring grid applications, the company's chief technology officer told attendees in a keynote presentation at the Global Grid Forum (GGF) in Seattle Thursday.

HP plans turn-key clustered offering

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is readying a new line of turn-key high performance Linux cluster products for release at the Linuxworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco this August, a company executive said this week.

IBM readies new Opteron cluster system

This fall, IBM will ship its first cluster server based on Advanced Micro Devices' 64-bit Opteron microprocessor, according to IBM officials at the ClusterWorld Conference & Expo in San Jose on Tuesday.

IBM opens supercomputing-on-demand facility

IBM customers looking for some extra processing power can now lease supercomputer-sized Linux and Unix clusters over the Internet, thanks to a new computing facility in Poughkeepsie, New Jersey, that Big Blue will open on Tuesday.

HP dominates Top500 computer list

Hewlett-Packard Co. has narrowly maintained its position as the top supplier of systems on a list of the world's 500 most powerful computers, scheduled to be released on Monday.

Open source advocate fires back at SCO

Just days after The SCO Group escalated its legal battle with IBM over alleged violations of the two companies' Unix source code contract, open source advocate Eric Raymond has responded, saying that he possesses evidence that could undermine some of SCO's legal arguments in the case.