May 2, 2000 |
Everyone's glass appears to be half full on this one. Shares of Red Hat Inc. (ticker symbol: RHAT), VA Linux Systems Inc. (LNUX) and Corel Corp. (CORL) gained Monday on expectations that the software makers' sales could increase if rival Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is split into two companies. Microsoft rallied too, as some analysts said a breakup of the world's largest software maker would be good for investors, giving them stakes in two formidable companies. VA Linux rocketed $18.
November 7, 2000 |
VA Linux Systems Inc., a developer of software and products for the Linux computer operating system, said its fiscal first-quarter results would fall short of expectations because of disappointing sales to Internet start-up companies. The gloomy forecast sent VA Linux shares tumbling 42%. Fremont, Calif.
August 15, 2000 |
IBM Corp. said Monday that it will begin selling computers bundled with software from Red Hat Inc., and joined with Sun Microsystems and other computer makers to back a foundation for creating programs for the Linux operating system. IBM said it will offer packages that include Red Hat software based on the open Linux operating system with IBM's database, e-mail and group collaboration software.
January 22, 2000 |
Linuxcare Inc., expected to be the next monster company based on the Linux operating system, filed for its initial public stock offering Thursday, with hopes of raising $92 million on the heels of the $32.5 million it raised in its second round of private financing last month. The move came despite skittishness among investors toward companies based on the "open source" software program, which is available free and supported by thousands of volunteer programmers.
April 21, 2004 |
A lawyer defending former investment banker Frank Quattrone at his retrial complained Tuesday that the judge's body language conveyed to jurors that he was hostile to the defense. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen said he was puzzled by the complaint. He also rejected a defense claim that he had unfairly interrupted questioning of witnesses, saying he was just trying to move the trial along. The sparring between Owen and defense lawyer John W.
February 3, 2000 |
Linux-related stocks jumped Wednesday after Linus Torvalds, creator of the much-hyped computer operating software that competes with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, said a new version will be released at midyear. The new software, known as version 2.4, must be completed and checked for problems, Torvalds said at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in New York. An unofficial version will be released for testing in a couple of months, he said.
December 28, 1999 |
The decade of the tech stock? Now there's an understatement. The hottest stocks of the 1990s are virtually an all-tech affair, as a list of the top performers compiled for The Times by Ned Davis Research shows. Just look at Dell Computer Corp.'s decade-leading 91,863% rise, as measured from its closing stock price on the last trading day of 1989 through Thursday. That means a $5,000 investment in the personal computer maker at the start of the '90s would be worth more than $4.5 million today.
February 8, 2000 |
Corel Corp. agreed to buy Inprise Corp. for $1.07 billion in stock in what would be the largest Linux acquisition ever. Corel, which makes software for the Linux operating system as well as for Windows and Apple systems, will exchange 0.747 share for each Inprise share, valued at $14.94, 13% more than Inprise's closing price of $13.25 on Monday. Corel said it will issue 53.7 million shares to acquire Scotts Valley, Calif.-based Inprise's 71.7 million shares.