Stories by Jeremy Kirk

Gates delivers Vista and Office 2007 to Europe

Microsoft's Bill Gates ushered his company's new Vista OS and Office 2007 software suite into Europe on Tuesday morning, near the end of a round-the-world event that bought the software to 70 countries in 19 languages.

Cisco discloses three router security problems

Cisco Systems is warning of three vulnerabilities within its Internet Operating System (IOS) software that could allow a denial-of-service (DOS) attack or let a hacker run arbitrary code on an affected switch router.

McAfee upgrade jams Lotus Notes

The latest upgrade to McAfee VirusScan Enterprise security software is causing hiccups for some versions of IBM's Lotus Notes, the companies warned.

EMC on a results roll

EMC reported record revenue for its fourth quarter, propelled by strong growth in its RSA security division and VMware subsidiary.

UK chip maker promises low-cost GPS

Cambridge Silicon Radio PLC, a designer of wireless chips, will buy two software companies whose technology it claims will drop the cost of putting GPS into mobile devices.

Europe gets extra version of Vista

When Microsoft released Windows Vista to business customers in Europe on Thursday, it offered an extra version of the OS to comply with the European Commission's antitrust ruling against the company.

Unpleasant time for data centres

The forecast for data centres isn't good for the short-term: they're going to get hotter and a lot more cramped, according to Gartner analysts.

Microsoft's musical f*** up

Microsoft's forthcoming digital music player, dubbed Zune, may make some Hebrew speakers gasp. The name for the device -- which will take on the Apple iPod when released later this year -- sounds like a vulgarity, specifically the "f" word, in Hebrew.

Sun inches closer to open source Java

Sun Microsystems launched a portal site for its Java programming language on Tuesday as the company inches closer to making the Java code open source, a company executive says.