Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is the security editor for ZDNet, covering cyber and national security. He is based in New York newsroom, and is also found on sister-sites CNET and CBS News. You can reach him with his PGP key: EB6CEEA5.

Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for CBSNews.com, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

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VMware unphased by Vanderpool, Xen virtualization

VMware unphased by Vanderpool, Xen virtualization

In a blog entry that I penned in late January, I wondered what Intel's forthcoming Vanderpool -- a hardware-based virtualization technology that will find its way into Intel's chips -- meant for virtualization solution provider VMware. Since writing that, the folks at VMware have been waiting to respond.

February 15, 2005 by in Virtualization

Worst kept secret:  Upgrade to IE on the way

Worst kept secret: Upgrade to IE on the way

Although I'm at LinuxWorld this week and doing some late nite editing of the audio interviews that were recorded earlier today (for publication as podcasts), I couldn't help but notice some news coming out of Microsoft today -- namely that a beta or test version of Internet Explorer will make its appearance this summer as a separate piece of software from any forthcoming version of Windows.

February 15, 2005 by in Microsoft

RSA conference highlights

RSA conference highlights

ZDNet is covering the latest news from RSA Conference 2005 in San Francisco. Bonus links: CEO John Thompson knocks Microsoft's security efforts and as expected says the upcoming merger with Veritas Software will provide businesses with an optimal product for corporate compliance.

February 15, 2005 by in Security

Computer Associates may raise its patent shields

Computer Associates may raise its patent shields

As I write this blog, Computer Associates CEO John Swainson is giving the afternoon keynote speech at LinuxWorld in Boston. According to a source who was present at a Computer Associates' breakfast this morning, CA is almost definitely going to follow suit with IBM in not only making its patents available for royalty-free deployment in open source software, but also in using its patents to defend the open source community from law suits.

February 15, 2005 by in Legal

The latest in blog ware

The latest in blog ware

Blogging is spawning millions of blogs and many new tools to advance the cause. At Demo@15, several tools were presented, and my favorite concept was Perspectives from iUpload.

February 15, 2005 by in Amazon

AMD puts the 'hammer' down

AMD puts the 'hammer' down

Emboldened by a new partnership with blade maker Egenera, and by a wave of new AMD-based server offerings from HP, AMD has, at LinuxWorld, rolled out three new Opteron (formerly known as "Hammer") chips, a faster version of its HyperTransport interconnect technology, and enhanced SSE3 support. For the record, AMD proved me wrong.

February 14, 2005 by in Processors

What price, Real ID?

What price, Real ID?

Declan McCullagh has a detailed piece on the Real ID legislation that just passed the US House. The legislation would effectively force the States to meet certain requirements if they expect their driver's licenses to be used as IDs for federal purposes--like getting on an airplane.

February 14, 2005 by in Legal

Fujitsu looks to impress in US with hardware/software 1-2 punch

Fujitsu looks to impress in US with hardware/software 1-2 punch

Although most American technology professionals don't realize it, Fujitsu is the fourth largest provider of server hardware in the world, behind the big three Dell, HP, and IBM. This week at LinuxWorld in Boston, the company will be introducing some new servers based on Intel's latest Xeon technology as well as some software solutions that could improve Linux's attraction as a TCO-reducer for certain enterprises.

February 14, 2005 by in Hardware

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