Stories by Rick Perera

German parliament considers Linux switch

The Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament, is exploring whether to ditch Microsoft Corp.'s Windows in favor of the open-source Linux operating system, partly due to security concerns.

Hacker claims next round in banner-ad battle

Nobody said the war was over. When it comes to pop-up and banner advertising on Web sites, tempers run high: Dedicated surfers can't stand the commercial messages, but site operators who make money off advertising want people to see them.

Opera teams with Canal Plus on TV browser

It's a big break for upstart Web browser maker Opera Software A/S: the company's software will go into a new generation of digital set-top boxes for Internet surfing via television sets.

AMD: Processor prices dropped more than expected

Declining microprocessor prices have hit AMD even harder than it expected. Revenue for the third quarter, ending Sept. 30, came in at some US$766 million, down 22 percent from the second-quarter figure of $985.3 million, the chip maker said in a stat...

SAP to operate UDDI registry

Business software maker SAP AG has announced plans to become an operator for the UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) Business Registry.

SuSE Linux announces new financing round

Open-source software maker SuSE Linux AG has received a financial shot in the arm, announcing Monday a new round of investment worth 15 million euros (US$14 million).

Europe braces for Nimda onslaught

The fast-spreading worm known as Nimda is making its way across Europe, according to network administrators and security consultants on the continent.

US ATTACK: Hacker cracks Islamist mailing list

A hacker has cracked a German-based Islamist Web site, publishing on the Web hundreds of e-mail addresses of subscribers to its mailing list, including one of a suspect in last week's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York.

GoTo changes name to Overture

GoTo.com Inc. is going away -- at least under that name. The pay-for-placement Internet search engine plans to change its name to Overture Services Inc., effective Oct. 8, GoTo.com said in a statement Monday.

Study: Microsoft IIS users complacent about security

Warning of "deep-set complacency" among electronic commerce site administrators, a security consultant said a growing number of servers running Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Information Services (IIS) are afflicted with a back door program making them v...

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