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MACWORLD: Jobs shows off Apple browser, notebooks

Apple Computer Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs introduced the company's own Web browser, called "Safari," Tuesday during his keynote address at the Macworld trade show, and showed off a dizzying number of new PowerBook computers and software appli...

Apple mum on new year's product crop

It's a new year for Apple Computer, but the company is employing the same old tactics, remaining quiet about possible product announcements on tap for the Macworld Conference and Expo opening Monday in San Francisco.

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.

Digital media a Plus for Windows XP

Microsoft will release early next year a Plus expansion pack for Windows XP that will enhance the digital media features in its desktop operating system. At the same time, the company said, it will make available the final release of its Windows Medi...

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...

RealNetworks puts more Helix code online

RealNetworks on Monday delivered another component in its strategy to offer a complete set of open source software for creating, delivering and playing back audio and video files over the Internet.

Mozilla browser updated after hiccup

Developers of the open-source Web browser Mozilla released a new version of the software this week after pulling an earlier version that contained a bug preventing some Web site content from being displayed.

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 sa...

.NET remains point of contention

Microsoft's planned release of the Windows .NET Server 2003 operating system drew cheers and jeers at the Comdex trade show, where a panel of developers and technology experts faced off in a debate over Microsoft's emerging Web-based development plat...

OpenOffice, Oasis aim to create office standard

A standards body known for creating key technologies around XML (Extensible Markup Language) said Wednesday that it has launched an effort to develop a standard file format that would allow office documents such as spreadsheets and word processing fi...

.NET Framework to fit in small devices

Microsoft Corp. Monday released long-awaited software that will allow applications designed around its .NET platform to run on portable computing devices. It also made available a test version of its suite of software development tools that can be us...

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