Stories by Matt Berger

  • Red Hat in the black in third quarter

    Linux software maker Red Hat achieved its first quarterly profit in the third quarter of its 2003 fiscal year ended Nov. 30, boosted by growing sales of its enterprise server operating system.

  • Sony bundles StarOffice with PCs

    Sun Microsystems has announced a deal with a division of Sony to pre-install its StarOffice 6.0 productivity software on some Sony PCs sold in Europe.

  • Coming soon from Samsung:the Palm-based phone-PDA

    South Korea's Samsung Electronics has previewed a combination phone-PDA (personal digital assistant) running the Palm operating system, and said it expects to make it available in the US before the end of the year.

  • IDC: Windows cheaper than Linux

    A survey from research company IDC finds that organisations running Windows 2000 spend less in the long run for some tasks, such as print and file serving, compared with organisations running Linux.

  • Sun to release Java toolkit for StarOffice

    Sun Microsystems plans to release a software development kit in the middle of next year that will allow businesses to customise applications in its open-source StarOffice productivity suite to better suit their needs.

  • Software will make or break Tablets

    A free video game that will be available for Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system highlights the pen-based features that more important business applications will take advantage of.

  • Dataquest: PDA shipments down

    Worldwide PDA shipments declined by more than 2 per cent in the third quarter of 2002 compared to last year, according to a revised survey released by Dataquest, a unit of research company Gartner, which based the new count on restated figures from HP.

  • Microsoft foes claim antitrust settlement violations

    A trade group made up of Microsoft competitors has again sent a letter to the US Department of Justice claiming that the software maker is not living up to its end of a proposed settlement deal in its long-running antitrust bout.

  • Apple: QuickTime 6 gets quick uptake

    Apple Computer free QuickTime 6 media player got a quick uptake in its first 100 days, and it is a boon for the MPEG-4 (Moving Picture Experts Group) file format on which it is based, the systems maker said this week.

  • Windows XP gets Bluetooth support

    Microsoft has released to manufacturers the software necessary to allow devices that support short-range wireless technology Bluetooth to work with Windows XP-based PCs, the company said on Thursday.

  • Microsoft confirms Rare acquisition

    Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that it has acquired U.K. video game developer Rare Ltd., which produces such titles as "GoldenEye 007" and "Donkey Kong Country," for $US375 million in cash.