Tom Espiner

Senior Reporter

Tom is a technology reporter for ZDNet.com, writing about all manner of security and open-source issues.Tom had various jobs after leaving university, including working for a company that hired out computers as props for films and television, and a role turning the entire back catalogue of a publisher into e-books.Tom eventually found that journalism was for him, and after a period of freelancing, landed a job as security reporter for ZDNet UK. He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.

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Dell targets small businesses with new line-up

Dell targets small businesses with new line-up

Dell is targeting small business with a series of laptops, desktop and associated services to cure integration blues for organisations with less than 10 employees.The Vostro range of hardware and services will be aimed at small businesses without an IT department, the company said in a statement.

July 10, 2007 by in Dell

Dell's Linux PCs cost US$50 less than Windows PCs

Dell's Linux PCs cost US$50 less than Windows PCs

in brief Dell desktops loaded with Ubuntu Linux will cost US$50 less than Microsoft Windows-based systems but it is still unclear if and when they will be available in Australia.The figure applies to Dell's Inspiron 1420 notebook, which offers the Ubuntu Linux distribution pre-installed.

July 4, 2007 by in Dell