Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 21, 2001
SiliconValley.com: Transmeta's sales plunging (Jun 21, 2001, 22:20)
Only a week after Transmeta co-founder Dave Ditzel told Reuters
that the firm's second-quarter revenue would be the same or
slightly exceed revenue in the first quarter, Transmeta shocked
industry analysts today by announcing that second-quarter revenues
would be down 45 percent.
LNX-BBC -- new Bootable Business Card distribution (Jun 21, 2001, 19:00)
"All of the original developers who created the Linuxcare
Bootable Business Card (Duncan MacKinnon, Thomas Crimi, and myself)
are now working on this project, with the co-operation of several
other long-time Bootable Business Card developers and
InternetNews.com: HP Hopes to Reach the Living Room (Jun 21, 2001, 17:45)
Good strategy or solid "strategery?" Hewlett Packard is making a
run on the living room with its new Entertainment Center, a
Linux-based home entertainment component that provides USB, a CDRW,
multiple 'net connections and a 40GB hard drive. The device will
put the company firmly in the thick of a market already attracting
attention from some home entertainment giants.
CNET News.com: SEC pores over pro forma (Jun 21, 2001, 17:00)
CNET reports that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is
investigating companies for deception thanks to their use of pro
forma financial results. As an example of the dramatic difference
between pro forma and the results showing using the Generally
Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) standard, this article points
at Red Hat, which either had a $600,000 profit or a net loss of
$27.6 million this past quarter... the company's first profitable
quarter ever, according to the press releases. Please note, so
there's no ambiguity at all, that this article does not say that
Red Hat's under investigation.
Mandrake Security Advisories: rxvt, webmin, ispell, and proftpd (Jun 21, 2001, 16:00)
Mandrake released multiple security advisories covering rxvt,
webmin, ispell, and proftpd.
Linux Weekly News for June 21, 2001 (Jun 21, 2001, 15:20)
Leading items and editorials: Red Hat makes a profit - sort of;
GnuCash and library dependencies, again.