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Microsoft Virtualization Products Face Delays

Several Microsoft virtualization products are seeing their shipping dates slip.

Adobe Ships Cross-Platform Apollo Alpha

Adobe announced it is shipping an alpha release of its "Apollo" cross-operating system Web applications platform, with commercial release scheduled for later this year.

Oracle's 3Q Profit Rises 35 Percent

Oracle Corp's fiscal third quarter profit climbed 35 percent, lifted by strong software sales that exceeded management's projections. The Redwood Shores-based business software maker said Tuesday that it earned $1.03 billion, or 20 cents per share, for the three months ended in February. That compared with net income of $765 million, or 14 cents per share, at the same time last year.

MS Ships Hotfix for Latest SQL Service Pack

Just two weeks after shipping a major new service pack for SQL Server 2005, Microsoft is having to issue a hotfix to correct a problem some customers experienced with the update.

Novell Ships Office OpenXML Translator

Novell quietly announced Monday it is shipping an Office OpenXML/Open Document Format translator that works with its own edition of the OpenOffice.org open source productivity suite.

Vanguard Web System Down in Busy Week

A computer network outage at The Vanguard Group, which manages $1.1 trillion in mutual fund assets, temporarily left customers unable to access online accounts Thursday afternoon.

Is Microsoft Finally Ready To Play Nice?

The company appears as if it wants to work cooperatively with competitors.

Mass. Man Arrested in Cisco Resale Fraud Plot

A Massachusetts businessman who resold Cisco Systems Inc. networking gear was arrested on charges he defrauded the technology company out of millions of dollars by cheating its program to replace broken or defective hardware.

EU Threatens New Fines Against Microsoft

Microsoft is asking rivals to pay too much for information that can help software interoperate, claims European Union commissioner.

A Guide to Daylight Saving Time Updates

For the first time in 22 years, daylight saving time starts three weeks sooner and ends one week later than normal. Although the consequences from an earlier "spring forward" and later "fall back" doesn’t represent the level of threat imagined with Y2K, there are enough little snafus and "gotchas" to keep any IT manager busy for the next couple of weeks.

Big Fish, Little Fish

It's a wild, eat-or-be-eaten world.

Microsoft: Google Was 'Wake-Up Call'

Ray Ozzie says Microsoft will answer with plans that more than mimic its rivals successes.

Apple TV Launch Delayed Until March

Apple Inc. has delayed until March the launch of its gadget for streaming video and other content from computers to TVs, but the company would not explain why. The company had said in January the $299 Apple TV set-top box would be available this month.

Vista Virtualized on Mac? Microsoft Says No to Some

The Redmond giant says security issues are of concern with Vista Basic and Home Premium users, but Business and Ultimate licensees can run virtualized safely.

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