Stories by Joris Evers

Gates promises free antispyware, new version of IE

Microsoft by midyear plans to release a test version of a new Internet Explorer (IE) browser that better protects users from scams and malicious code while surfing the Web, the company announced Tuesday.

Fiorina to get millions, home security

Two days after the ouster of Carly Fiorina, Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Friday detailed the severance package for its former chairman and chief executive officer in a regulatory filing.

Microsoft posts record Q2 revenue

Citing strength across its business, Microsoft has reported record revenue for its second fiscal quarter that beat its own guidance as well as Wall Street's expectations.

Microsoft to require Windows piracy check

Microsoft in mid-2005 will put a piracy lock on two of its download Web sites, requiring all Windows XP and Windows 2000 users to validate their copy of Windows as genuine before downloading software, the company said Tuesday.

Time for Oracle to make good on PeopleSoft promises

Analysts and customers welcomed Oracle's announcement on Tuesday of a plan to integrate PeopleSoft with its Oracle applications suite but said they now want to see the company deliver concrete results based on these promises.

Microsoft fixes 'critical' XP firewall issue

Microsoft has quietly released an update to Windows XP to fix a potentially serious configuration problem in the firewall that ships as part of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).