Noon News: Dell Reports Strong First Quarter, Office 2010 SP1 To Support Chrome, Teenage Boys Sentenced Over Cybercrime

Dell has reported a strong first quarter for fiscal year 2012, with its profits almost tripling year on year. The company’s net income jumped to $945 million or 49 cents per share from last year’s $341 million, or 17 cents per share. Dell also reported a one percent rise in revenue at $15 billion.

A significant portion of British women over 35 illegally download files, especially e-books, a new study revealed. The study was a part of the Digital Entertainment Survey, carried out by Entertainment Media Research on behalf of the law firm, Wiggin.

Microsoft’s first service pack for Office 2010 will support Google’s Chrome web browser for running online Office applications via SharePoint 2010. The company is expected to release the Office 2010 SP1 update sometime in June, including SharePoint 2010 SP1. Users running the Chrome web browser, will, for the first time, be able to run Office Web Applications via SharePoint 2010 on the popular web browser.

Creator of open source software Mono Miguel de Icaza has launched a start-up to keep the project alive and kicking, after Attachemate decided to sack the entire global team. Mono is the open source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET and C# compiler and was supported by Novell. However, when Attachemate decided to acquire the company, the fate of several major open source projects under Mono’s wings were doomed, including Mono.

Two teenage boys, who stole credit card data and took an online web host down, have been sentenced with imprisonment. The alleged hackers, Zachary Woodham, 19, and Louis Tobenhouse, 18, both from Brighton, were charged with a number of cyber security and fraud offences, Met Police revealed in a statement.