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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Open-source details hold up Solaris release

Sun is set to have a big introduction for open source Solaris on November 15, but the code release and details of the open-source plan are lagging by several weeks. Sun is still trying to figure out the best open source licensing model...

November 4, 2004 by ZDNet


PalmOne going beyond PalmOS? reports that PalmOne has evaluated Windows and at least one version of Linux as a potential alternative operating system to the Palm OS for its handheld devices...

November 4, 2004 by ZDNet


SugarCRM on demand

Upstart SugarCRM is entering the on-demand, hosted application space--currently led by its open-source CRM application distribution.

November 4, 2004 by ZDNet


Firefox, bah humbug

Has anyone uttered an unkind word about the open source challenger to Microsoft's browser? With Firefox still gaining on Internet Explorer (according to a recent study).

November 4, 2004 by


Automating server management

Improving IT administrator-to-server ratios is not just an outcome of server consolidation--server automation suites are gaining converts and become more affordable for smaller companies. Server automation can include capabilities ranging from bare metal imaging, configuration management and software distribution to security assessment, multi-step process management and rapid recovery from faults.

November 3, 2004 by ZDNet


Disruptions in the software fabric

According to a recent Gartner report, companies such as Oracle, SAP and Microsoft need to have more modular, bite-sized chunks of functionality, which would allow customers to update systems with more flexibility and speed. Not exactly a new revelation.

November 2, 2004 by ZDNet


Plugged in: Dave Winer

I first met Dave Winer during his early days as founder of Living Videotext, which made a great outliner for the Macintosh. Since then, Dave founded Userland Software, Scripting News and helped usher in the age of Web services, blogging, RSS and now podcasting.

November 1, 2004 by ZDNet