Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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Symantec goes for more share of wallet

Symantec plans to acquire Altiris for $830 million ($33 per share) in cash. Altiris brings IT asset management into the Symantec portfolio as the company continues to reach out beyond its security roots.

January 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


MySQL tries disruptive pricing to attract customers

While Oracle and Sun are going after Red Hat Linux with lower pricing models for support and service, MySQL is making pricing a move to attract customers to its open source database.  The company announced MySQL Enterprise Unlimited, claiming that customers who have Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase or DB2  Enterprise License Agreements (ELAs) can save over $1 million.

January 29, 2007 by Dan Farber


Oracle making a play for SAP? No way.

A Forbes story lobs a bombshell, reporting a 'rumor' of a takeover bid of SAP by Oracle, which reputedly drove SAP's stock price up a modestly. "There's talk that Oracle will bid $38.

January 29, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Vista skepticism pervades, may be misplaced

This just in--Vista is launching to consumers and the Web is buzzing with worries over how to upgrade (and whether those worries are legit), stories about demand and primers on killer apps and pitfalls. One common thread: Folks are pretty damn skeptical about Vista.

January 29, 2007 by