The following outer div should fill to 100% width (but not overflow) and have a 1em margin from the edge of the frame. The internal divs should have a 1em space between them, have exactly 1em space between their outer edges and the outer div, and split the outer div in half vertically. Each of the inner divs should extend vertically to entirely fill the outer div. Is this possible with CSS??
Egor Kloos (http://www.dutchcelt.nl/) provided a good rule of thumb:
You should always avoid padding, borders and or margins in any object where your width is critical.
What that means is that for any div where you set the width attribute (%, fixed, or whatever) always make sure you set all of margin, border and padding to 0. Then within that div, put another div that has the margin necessary to give you the effect you want..
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Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices has gained a pinch of market share year over year against rival Intel in a market that seems to be improving.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD saw its market share in the second quarter of 2003 inch up to 15.7 percent, a tenth-of-a-point increase from the same period a year ago, according to statistics compiled by Mercury Research.
Intel, meanwhile, saw its market share slip to 82.5 percent in the second quarter, from 82.8 percent in the same period the year before. Other manufacturers, a grouping that includes Transmeta, increased their collective market share from 1.7 percent to 1.8 percent.
The big news for the quarter, however, is that the processor market appears to be on the rebound.
Microprocessor shipments were actually slightly below the norm in the second quarter. (PC shipments rose in the quarter, but sometimes the two markets aren't synchronized because of inventory overhand and shipment schedules). On the positive side, a record number of portable components were shipped--notebook chips sell for more than their desktop counterparts and are generally more profitable--and overall shipments also rose.
"There's a lot of evidence that the third and fourth quarters are both going to be growth quarters as they normally are, seasonally, and pretty good growth quarters at that," said Dean McCarron, principal analyst at Mercury.
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IBM is pumping up its business with the penguin.
Big Blue will highlight five new customers using the Linux operating system on Monday at the LinuxWorld conference, as well as announce an expanded Linux practice.
IBM's new customers choosing to employ Linux will include online movie rental service Netflix and electronic trading systems provider NYFIX.
IBM's expanded practice includes a larger army of consultants able to work with open-source software such as Linux, in which the software source code is publicly available. More than 3,000 employees in IBM's services wing now have certified skills in open-source technologies, a 10-fold increase since 2001. IBM also is improving the ability of small and medium-size businesses to test Linux systems, and Big Blue is sweetening an incentive plan for partners that create Linux-based products for medium-size businesses using IBM software.
Despite SCO Group's lawsuit against IBM over Linux and its threats to other companies using the software, IBM's Linux-related business is going swimmingly, said Scott Penberthy, vice president of business development at IBM Global Services.
"We have customers every day that continue to embrace Linux," Penberthy said. He said the company's Linux-related business is surpassing expectations and suggested Linux interest is about to swell. "The tsunami of open source, it's definitely coming now," he said. "It's no longer a glimmer in someone's eye as it was 10 years ago. It's real, and it's real for business."
IBM has made a big bet on Linux. The company committed itself to spending $1 billion on Linux in 2001 and said it raked in $1.5 billion in Linux-related revenue in 2002.
But that Linux momentum has been called into question by SCO's actions. SCO, owner of the Unix intellectual property, claims that Unix code was illegally copied line by line into Linux and that companies such as IBM illegally transferred improvements made to Unix into Linux. SCO has said Linux users must pay the company for a Unix license or face possible legal action.
Big Blue has a habit of highlighting prominent Linux customers at LinuxWorld events. At a conference last January, for example, IBM boasted that companies such as clothing retailer L.L. Bean and financial services giant Salomon Smith Barney were Linux customers.
The other new IBM Linux customers to be announced Monday at a conference in San Francisco are online boat slip reservation system provider Marinalife, investment bank Credit Agricole Indosuez and Korean online university applications company Softbank Uway. IBM actually announced its customer win with Softbank Uway on July 10.
To help small and medium-size businesses interested in testing Linux-based systems, IBM will announce it has designed a IBM Linux Solutions Express Center in its Beaverton, Ore.-based Linux Competency Center. The express center simulates small and mid-size customers' computing infrastructure environment.