Archive of January 2002

Linux use is growing…mildly

CNET: Flocking to Linux. The spotlight is on the Linux operating system as the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo kicks into gear. Companies large and small are flocking to New York to tout their latest products, services and successes. My spin: While it’s true that Linux Conference and Exposition happening in NYC this week is a […]

Compaq’s sell more PC’s directly

The New York Times reported that Compaq is selling more PC’s directly – emulating Dell’s very successful and inventory-less strategy. Michael Winkler, Compaqs Executive VP for Global Business Units said that 59% of the company’s sales in the US were made online or by phone in the 4th quarter compared with 43 percent last year. […]

Linux software for accounting and collaboration

Appgen to make MyBooks Accounting and Collaborative Commerce Platform software available to Linux OS users. Powerful accounting software will enable Linux-based businesses to affordably plug into the new economy’s enterprise applications for $99 My spin:Even though Linux is not nearly as mainstream as Microsoft Windows suite of applications (MS branded and those made for the […]

Need help using your PDA?

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CNET: HP Services gunning for IBM Once the merger with Compaq Computer is complete, Hewlett-Packard will have a services organization that will rival those of giants like IBM, its head services executive said Monday. The acquisition of Compaq will vault HP into the No. 3 position in the services market, Ann Livermore, president of HP […]

From BizReport: AT&T Sells Small-Biz Web Hosting Service To Interland Small businesses that buy space on Web servers from AT&T are about to have their Web sites transferred to a new hosting company. Acquisition-hungry Interland, a company that was itself reborn through an acquisition by former PC-maker Micron Electronics, said today it has snapped up […]

There’s been quite a bit of “PC” related news in the past few weeks. Gateway’s sales are not well at all, as reported in CNet and therefore it’s cutting 2,250 jobs, which is 15 percent of its workforce and closing down 19 underperforming stores – 10 in California alone. There’s a total of 296 stores […]

Palm is going to start selling a new device which in addition to being a “Palm” will enable users to send/receive email, using AOL’s instant messaging and and surf the Web, The NY Times article likens it to the BlackBerry from Research in Motion.