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Google Turns to High Schools To Test Chrome OS Laptops

Google delivered a truckload of free Cr-48 laptops to Astoria High School in Astoria, Ore. earlier this month

BlackBerry PlayBook To Come in all 4G Flavors

Research In Motion announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that its upcoming tablet PC, the PlayBook, will be be able to use cellular networks on HSPA+ and LTE standards, according to tech blog IntoMobile.

Microsoft and Nokia Ink Strategic Windows Phone Alliance

Microsoft and Nokia today announced a global strategic alliance on mobile smartphone technologies, centered on Windows phone.

10 Great Features in 10 Different OSes

If you were making the ultimate operating system, what features would you choose? Here's one take on the best of the best from Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Unix, iOS, Windows and more.

Microsoft Releases Security Update for Autorun Vulnerability

In an "important, non-security update" released on Tuesday, Microsoft is offering a more convenient way to plug an Autorun hole for Windows XP and Vista users.

Windows Embedded Compact 7 CTP Refresh Available

Microsoft is releasing a January refresh of its Windows Embedded Compact 7 community technology preview today.

Will ARM-Based Servers Lift Microsoft's Cloud?

Future ARM-based servers could reduce power costs in the datacenter, helping cloud service providers such as Microsoft.

HP Steps Up Cloud Lineup

Hewlett-Packard Co. launches portfolio of private cloud services, hardware and software and announces plans to jump into public cloud hosting.

HP and Microsoft Roll Out Appliances

One year after announcing a $250 million, three-year pact to deliver next-generation data center technology, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft today unveiled five appliances that offer Exchange and SQL Server in turnkey configurations.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Embedded Handheld and POSReady 7

Microsoft this week released Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and a beta version of Windows Embedded POSReady 7.

Google Dropping H.264 Codec Support in Chrome

Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to support open video codecs in its Chrome Web browser going forward, and it will drop support for the H.264 video codec.

Analysts Knock Heads Over ARM-Based 'Windows Next'

Analysts are thinking out loud in the wake of Microsoft's Windows ARM announcement last week.

IT Spending Predicted To Increase 5.1 Percent in 2011

Worldwide spending in the IT field is estimated to grow by 5.1 percent compared to 2010 numbers, according to Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based technology research and advisory company.

Windows Embedded Standard 7 Products Unveiled at CES

Windows Embedded Standard 7 made the scene at the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 7-Based Devices at CES Event

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night with lots of positive stats, along with a few gizmos.

Next-Gen Windows Will Support SoCs, ARM Chips

Microsoft announced today that it is integrating its next-generation Windows client operating system on system-on-a-chip hardware and will use the ARM architecture.

5 Workhorse Workstations Built for Tough Jobs

These new desktop PC models offer plenty of power and room for more.

Reports: Microsoft Planning Windows for Tablets

Microsoft is planning to unveil plans to address the rapidly growing tablet market with a new version of Windows, according to published reports.

Gartner Cuts PC Shipment Forecast Figures

Gartner, the Connecticut-based IT technology research and advisory company, released its newest analysis on worldwide PC sales on Monday.

HP Halts Its Windows Home Server-Based Products

Microsoft today confirmed that its hardware partner, Hewlett-Packard, will not produce a future product using the upcoming code-named "Vail" version of Windows Home Server (WHS).

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