News: Sony cuts profit forecast on battery, PS3 woes
News: Sales up at Nokia, but lower prices hurt profit
News: HP overtakes Dell in worldwide PC market
News: SAP remains on growth path in Q3
Unix Tip: Installing Solaris 10 with self-prepared CDs
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Sony cuts profit forecast on battery, PS3 woes
A large recall of Sony Corp.-made batteries by PC makers and problems that have hit the launch of the PlayStation 3 console caused Sony to cut its full year profit forecast by more than a third on Thursday.
Sales up at Nokia, but lower prices hurt profit
Nokia Corp. reported a 20 percent jump in net sales for its third quarter, but increased sales of entry-level phones caused a sharp drop in average selling prices and reduced the company's profit.
HP overtakes Dell in worldwide PC market
Hewlett-Packard Co. snatched the top position in global PC shipments from rival Dell Inc. by a slight margin in the third quarter.
SAP remains on growth path in Q3
Demand for business application software from SAP AG appears stronger than ever, with the German company reporting yet another quarter of significant sales growth.
First security flaw signalled in IE7
Less than 24 hours after the launch of Internet Explorer 7, security researchers are poking holes in the new browser.
Apple has strong Q4 but may have to restate
Strong sales of its iPod music players and Macintosh computers helped Apple Computer Inc. earn net income of $546 million in its fiscal 2006 fourth quarter, but the company warned it could restate its financial results at a later time as it continues an investigation of stock-option practices.
Red Hat vows better instructions for beta OS
The beta release of Red hat Enterprise Linux 5 has some "warts," a Red Hat executive said Thursday, adding that the company will improve its documentation for the second beta release, particularly concerning virtualization.
Samsung shrinks DRAM features to 50nm as Vista looms
Samsung Electronics has developed the first DDR2 (Double Data Rate, second generation) DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips in the world using 50-nanometer manufacturing technology, an important improvement as PC manufacturers gear up for adoption of Microsoft Corp.'s Vista OS.
Google's blogging woes continue
A Google Inc. employee mistakenly posted information to an official Google blog that she had intended to publish in her personal blog, the latest blogging faux pas for the search engine giant.
Adobe buys video software company Serious Magic
Adobe Systems Inc. has snapped up video software company Serious Magic Inc. in a bid to capitalize on the increased prevalence of video on the Web.
Installing Solaris 10 with self-prepared CDs
By Sandra Henry-Stocker
Installing Solaris 10 from a set of CDs that I burned myself turned outto take four times as long as I had expected it would and to be asurprisingly annoying process. The first and most time-wasting problem turned out to be how troublesome it was to feed the CDs into the system at the right time.
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Geek Comic of the Week: Dirty dozen IT embarassments
Here's a little change of pace. They say a picture's worth a thousand words, so maybe this cartoon representation of some of IT history's most egregious screw-ups will help guide you away from repeating the mistakes of the past.