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Windows 7 Product Strategy Unveiled

Microsoft described its product lineup plans for its forthcoming Windows 7 operating system launch, expected in early 2010 or possibly earlier.

HP: In Touch with the Future

HP's new line of touch-screen desktops could be the beginning of the end for the mouse.

Chips (and Revenues) Are Down for AMD

Things went downhill fast for the world's second largest chipmaker in the fourth quarter of 2008 when revenue slipped to $1.162 billion, 33 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2007, according company's earnings report.

Microsoft Lays Off 1,400; More Coming

Microsoft announced lower than expected earnings for its second fiscal quarter said that it will eliminate 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months.

Microsoft Not Driving PC Upgrades, Analyst Suggests

Microsoft's disappointing second-quarter earnings showed just how dependent the software giant is on new PC sales.

PC Sales Shrink, but Netbooks on the Rise

Gartner's fourth-quarter 2008 report on the PC market, announced last week, reported shrinking global and U.S. sales for the top computer makers.

Microsoft Touts Power Management in Windows 7

Improved power management got briefly mentioned among the expected benefits of Windows 7 on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Multicore Chips Hitting 'Memory Wall,' Report Says

The silicon industry's plans to use multiple processor cores on the same chip to improve computer processing performance may have hit a bump on supercomputing highway.

Ubuntu ARMed for Mobile Expansion

Netbooks and mobile computers will soon be able to run the Ubuntu operating system with additional energy efficiency.

AMD Releases Next-Gen Opterons

Advanced Micro Devices will release the next generation of quad-core Opteron processors, a line formerly code-named "Shanghai," by the end of the year, according to Steve Demski, an AMD product and marketing manager.

Energy Department Supercomputer Poised To Be World's Fastest

The Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has upgraded its Cray XT-based Jaguar supercomputer, putting the machine in the running as the world's fastest supercomputer.

WinHEC: Windows Server 2008 R2 Pushes Processor Limits

Windows Server 2008 R2 got the lion's share of attention on Thursday at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Los Angeles.

Intel Atom Leads Worldwide PC Microprocessor Market in Q3

The market for microprocessors is not immune to the economy or the forces of supply and demand, as was evidenced in a third quarter report from IDC this week.

PDC: Visual Studio 2010 CTP Adds Parallel Computing Tools

Microsoft released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) on Monday, and developers may be pleased with the new parallel computing capabilities now available in the CTP.

Microsoft Posts Touchless SDK on Codeplex

A software project by a Columbia University computer science student to eliminate the need for multiple hardware-based touch interfaces is now on Microsoft's Codeplex site.

The Internet: Better than Fish?

The Internet helps with brain function, but Google makes us dumber? Plus: Gartner finally gets virtualization; Windows 7 blog returns.

Intel Posting Breakthrough Year

Amid market turmoil, world's largest chip maker makes positive news with an upbeat third quarter revenue report.

IMS/NGN Forum 'Plugfest' Eyes UC

The sixth IMS/NGN Forum interoperability "plugfest," and the first to be held since the organizations formerly merged this week, will drill down into the unified communications (UC) space.

Fortinet Helps DBAs Sniff Out DB Exploits

New security appliance gives DBAs a leg up on flaws and vulnerabilities lurking in corporate database management systems.

AMD Splits Operations in $7B Foreign Funding Deal

What a difference a little money makes -- and it's nearly $7 billion in the case of New York-based chipmaker AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), which unveiled a major investment and restructuring deal on Tuesday.

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