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.

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.

Natalie Gagliordi

Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.

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Novell's Messman on Groupwise, Hula, patents and Microsoft

Novell's Messman on Groupwise, Hula, patents and Microsoft

Ever since merging with Cambridge Technology Partners, Novell has been going through one of the most dramatic transformations ever undertaken by a current or former tech titan. The company has placed huge bets on open source and is also trying to leverage its Novell Directory Services legacy into an enduring franchise in the category of identity services.

February 16, 2005 by in Legal

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

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