Stories by Matt Berger

MACWORLD - Even Woz still uses Mac OS 9

The division between Macintosh users running Apple Computer Inc.'s new and old operating systems came under the microscope at the Macworld Conference and Expo here as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined industry experts in a panel discussion Tuesday on the merits of Mac OS X.

Microsoft releases second beta of Exchange 2003

Microsoft Monday released another test version of an upgrade of its Exchange messaging and information management server software, as it prepares to enhance access to e-mail by mobile users.

Microsoft releases second beta of Exchange 2003

Microsoft Monday released another test version of an upgrade of its Exchange messaging and information management server software, as it prepares to enhance access to e-mail by mobile users.

Red Hat in the black in third quarter

Linux software maker Red Hat Inc. 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.

IBM builds momentum around Eclipse

Looking to strengthen its position in the software development tools market, IBM Corp. announced Monday that an additional 13 vendors have agreed to join its open source project Eclipse, and will offer tools that plug into the development environment.

Feds charge Microsoft employee with $9 million fraud

Sales of Microsoft's high-end software were brisk last year, at least for one employee who was charged Wednesday with illegally pilfering and selling US$9 million worth of it for his own profit.

Microsoft updates mapping Web service

Microsoft Thursday released an upgrade to its set of Web-based services that can be used to add location-aware features to applications that run on devices ranging from mobile phones to personal computers.

Mono trudges on with .Net alternative

Developers from the loosely-knit Mono project this week made available more bits and pieces of their technology, as they slowly plug away at creating an open source version of Microsoft Corp.'s .Net initiative. Meanwhile, plans for a complete release of the technology have been put on hold.

Mono trudges on with .Net alternative

Developers from the loosely-knit Mono project this week made available more bits and pieces of their technology, as they slowly plug away at creating an open source version of Microsoft Corp.'s .Net initiative. Meanwhile, plans for a complete release of the technology have been put on hold.

Sony to bundle StarOffice with select PCs in Europe

Sun Microsystems Wednesday announced a deal with a division of Sony Corp. to pre-install its StarOffice 6.0 productivity software on some Sony PCs sold in Europe, as it looks to eke out business in a market dominated by Microsoft's Office software.

IDC: Windows cheaper than Linux in some scenarios

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

Sun to release Java toolkit for StarOffice

Sun Microsystems Inc. will release a software development kit in the middle of next year that will allow businesses to customize applications in its open source StarOffice productivity suite to better suit their needs, an executive for the company said Wednesday.

Guitar maker plays a Linux tune

Musicians might recognize the name Ernie Ball as an icon credited with being an electric guitar industry pioneer. Ernie Ball Inc., the global manufacturer of guitar strings, electric guitars and basses, that bears his name, is now making a name for itself as a software industry pioneer.

Sun sides with analysts on revenue estimates

Sun Microsystems Inc. Tuesday provided analysts with a glimpse into its finances for the current quarter, predicting that it would meet revenue estimates despite a challenging market for sales of its server hardware.

Microsoft bends on small business software licenses

Microsoft said Tuesday that it will launch a program early next year aimed at easing the financial burden for small and medium-sized companies that sign multi-year contracts to license its software.

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