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Microsoft Q2 earnings soar 74 per cent

Strong growth in PC shipments combined with software purchases made in preparation for expected year 2000 problems helped push Microsoft Corp.'s revenue and income to record levels in the second quarter of fiscal year 1999.

High-speed Rambus coming in 1999

High-performance RAM technologies are set to debut this year in high-end PCs and workstations, while per-megabyte prices will likely hold steady at their current low levels, according to chip experts and PC makers.

Microsoft to get more time to fix its Java

Microsoft is likely to be given extra time to comply with a US court order requiring it to make changes to key software products that include Sun Microsystems' Java technology, officials from both companies said today.

Amiga set to ride again

If the last time you heard the name Amiga was back in the nineties, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking the company went the same way as the Commodore 64 (the company which originally owned Amiga). While the company has had a chequered past and its p...

E-commerce turns up the heat

In 1999, Internet users will be more prone to ask a business for its Web site address than its telephone number, and 25 per cent of all Web surfers will buy something online, according to a London-based electronic commerce group.

Silicon Graphics introduces new Wintel workstations

Silicon Graphics Inc. has announced a new family of Intel/Windows NT-based visual workstations. The Silicon Graphics 320 will be available in February, with prices starting at A$6,338. The Silicon Graphics 540, priced from A$11,193, is due to ship in...

Intel beats Wall Street in Q4

Strong PC demand in the second half of 1998 helped lift Intel Corp.'s fourth-quarter revenue to US$7.6 billion, a record for the company and a 17 per cent increase from the $6.5 billion revenue reported for the same quarter last year, Intel said yest...

iMac sales help Apple post strong Q1

Apple Computer Inc. today cited strong sales of iMac computers in reporting first-quarter earnings of US$152 million, or 95 cents per share, on revenue of $1.7 billion.

IDC: Disk-storage market at five-year peak

Disk-storage systems revenue jumped 11.9 per cent globally in 1998 compared to the previous year, reaching a five-year peak, according to a new study by market research firm International Data Corp.

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