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Technology stocks mostly headed north in afternoon trading Thursday, as Red Hat Inc. led a slate of advancers into positive territory.
Red Hat Inc. (RHAT) surged $4.15, or more than 25%, to $20.66. On Wednesday, the open-source software developer said greater corporate demand for Linux software pushed its second-quarter profit up by 40% to $16.7 million, or 9 cents a share. Analysts were looking for Red Hat to earn 7 cents a share.
With Red Hat in the lead, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index ($COMPQ) rose 8.4 points, to 2,123. The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index ($SOX) and the Amex Computer Technology Index ($XCI) also edged into positive territory.
Red Hat has joined with IBM and software maker Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS) to enter Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for evaluation under the Common Criteria security scheme. Red Hat expects its upcoming RHEL 5 to achieve Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL 4), the highest level generally achieved by commercial software. The Common Criteria is an ISO standard recognised by more than a dozen national governments as well as large businesses with stringent security requirements. The increasing levels of certification achieved by Linux distributions are an important milestone for the platform's maturity, because many organisations can't run software that doesn't have the right certification.
Microsoft Corp.'s bid to invalidate a patent covering Web applications was dealt a setback after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday upheld the patent owned by the University of California. The University of California sued Microsoft for infringing the patent, which permits the use of interactive applications such as looking at and buying merchandise on different Web pages, according to Trey Davis, director of special projects for the University of California. Microsoft uses the technology in its Explorer Web browser, Davis said.
oftcraft Impresa, today, released their latest version of Generations Linux Vortex 2.6.11-6 exclusively at On-Disk.com.
IBM, Microsoft, Linux & Google among those Chosen by Developers
Firefox has become a formidable adversary in the browser wars. According to stats from W3Schools, it's used by 26.3% of all browser users. Our own stats show a total of 19.53%. These figures are derived from a recent article on Web Reference about Firefox. In this article, we're going to look at here are some of the extensions available for Web developers.
Good article for finding extensions not available elsewhere -ED
This Thursday, the Open Source project OpenOffice presented Release Candidate 1 of its free Office suite; this test version -- possibly the last one -- was, however, already available for downloading from the OpenOffice web site before the official release on Thursday: all of the mirror servers had been prepared since Wednesday. With the release of RC1, the developers are entering the last test phase. The results of this test will show whether additional release candidates will have to be produced before the Final Release.
Customizing and tweaking has always been a part of computing. Now that Opera is a completely free browser with no advertisement banners and most of you might have already got your hands on it, here are some tips to make it do even more than it already does.
The git directory content manager used to manage the Linux kernel source tree [story] continues to develop at a rapid pace [story]. Keeping up with the latest changes, Jeff Garzik released an updated version of his Kernel Hacker's Guide To Git. He explains, "several changes in git-core have made working with git a lot easier, so be sure to re-familiarize yourself with the development process."
Jeff's short guide is broken into four major sections, ' getting started' which talks about installing the software and getting a copy of the linux kernel source tree, ' basic tasks' which offers examples of keeping up to date with the latest code and merging in your own changes, ' branches' offering examples of creating, using and merging branches, and 'miscellaneous debris' which mentions applying patches from an mbox file and syncronizing tags. Further documentation on the various git commands can be found in the git man pages.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The $100 laptop computers that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers want to get into the hands of the world's children would be durable, flexible and self-reliant. The machines' AC adapter would double as a carrying strap, and a hand crank would power them when there's no electricity. They'd be foldable into more positions than traditional notebook PCs, and carried like slim lunchboxes.
In this article, you are introduced to the requirements for replicating WebSphere Portal Server instances for building server farms, testing centers, and a development environment. You also learn about automation workflows for creating a dynamic cluster of middleware servers and how to automate the management of software using Tivoli Intelligent Orchestrator.
Mark Shuttleworth, the first South African in space, is buying a 65% stake in an empowered company that will make owning a computer cheaper. Shuttleworth's vision is to bolster SA's progress in the computer technology field.
Mark Mitchell announced the availability of GCC 4.0.2. He explains, "this release is a minor release, containing primarily fixes for regressions in GCC 4.0.1 relative to previous releases.
" GCC 4.0.1 was release two and a half months ago on July 7th story. A list of bug fixes in 4.0.2 can be found here
GCC is the GNU Compiler Collection which includes C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada compilers. Download GCC 4.0.2 from a gcc.gnu.org mirror.
It's a common practice for programmers to find readily available source code on the Internet that can be downloaded and incorporated into the software they are developing. Using open source software (OSS) in this manner can be very efficient. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about OSS, and the legal ramifications that can arise are not so simple.
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Mandriva and NEC Computers today announce an agreement to develop joint solutions to address the needs of the corporate, education and public markets.
A heated controversy surrounding the government's procurement policy has surfaced in the country, as some industry players voice dissatisfaction over a preference-based procurement policy that leans toward open source.
Do something for freedom every day, especially when you're building new systems.
Within a year, Negroponte expects his non-profit organisation One Laptop Per Child to get 5 million to 15 million of the machines in production, when children in Brazil, China, Egypt, Thailand, South Africa are due to begin getting them. To save on software costs, the laptops would run the freely available Linux operating system instead of Windows.
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