Microsoft will spend more than US$440 million in licensing fees and sales and marketing costs over the next five years to keep up its end of the historic Linux agreement it made with Novell, according to US Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed by Novell this week.
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A Mountain View, California, startup company has developed what it calls a storage "firewall" to prevent computer viruses from wrecking the data on desktop computers.
Beginning early next year, Seagate Technology will begin shipping its first widely available hard drives with built-in encryption.
Microsoft has taken the first step toward addressing complaints made by security vendors Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc., which had feared that the software giant's upcoming Vista operating system would harm their customers.
Microsoft has issued 10 security updates, fixing critical vulnerabilities in its Windows and Office software.
The three private investigators charged in Hewlett-Packard's spying scandal have pleaded not guilty to felony charges in the affair.
Sun Microsystems plans to buy identity management services vendor Neogent.
When Windows Vista ships next year, customers might have a tougher time getting their security software to work properly according to Symantec.
EMC will spend $US175 million to acquire security information provider, Network Intelligence.
CA caused some headaches this week after its antivirus software inadvertently flagged part of the Windows OS as malware.
Microsoft will complete its entry into the desktop security market this week with the general release of its Windows Live OneCare antivirus software.
Nearly a year after its acquisition of Veritas Software, Symantec continues to struggle to find a way to boost profits. On Tuesday the company reported quarterly profits of US$279 million for the first three months of 2006, a drop from the US$314 million reported during the same period last year.
Microsoft plans to give customers a peek at the next version of its Windows Server Update Services software at the Microsoft Management Summit conference in San Diego next week.
Led by growth in its sales of software license updates and product support, Oracle's quarterly profit rose more than 40 percent year-over-year, during its most recent financial period, the company reported Monday.
Intel's poor performance in the last three months of 2005 turned out to be good news for rival chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., (AMD) which on Wednesday reported better-than-expected financial results for the period. With sales of AMD's microprocessor division increasing nearly 80 percent from the previous year, the company reported revenue of US$1.84 billion.
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