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Windows 7 To Drive 'PC Refresh' Cycle, Microsoft Says

A top Microsoft official answered questions about the state of IT spending and Microsoft's product offerings at the Nasdaq OMX 23rd Investor Program on Tuesday.

Labs Jockey for Top Supercomputer Honors

The Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory now runs the world's most powerful supercomputer, according to the latest rankings from Top500.org

Ozzie Quizzed on Cloud Strategy at PDC

Microsoft officials briefed financial analysts on the company's cloud computing strategy at its Professional Developers Conference on Wednesday.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta

Microsoft on Monday announced two product betas of note for high-performance computing professionals.

AMD, Intel Settle Antitrust Suit

AMD and Intel on Thursday agreed to a legal settlement in which Intel will pay AMD $1.25 billion.

HP Strikes at Cisco with 3Com Acquisition Deal

Hewlett-Packard has said it will acquire 3Com for $2.7 billion in cash, in an agreement reached by both companies' boards.

VMware Announces VMware View 4

Earlier this week VMware announced VMware View 4, the latest version of its desktop virtualization product.

Microsoft Tries To Clean Up COFEE Spill

Someone spilled hot COFEE, otherwise known as Microsoft's Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor.

Sales Boost Seen With Windows 7 Launch

Sales of Windows 7 to U.S. consumers during the operating system's October debut outpaced those of Vista when it first launched.

Cisco, EMC, VMware Partner for Virtualization, Private Clouds

Cisco, EMC and VMware on Tuesday kicked off a new Virtual Computing Environment "coalition" to promote datacenter virtualization and private cloud deployments.

Report: Server Market 'Refresh' Ahead

The server market is set for a refresh cycle in the months ahead, according to IDC's latest server virtualization report.

Itanium Keeps on Plugging

The chip that was supposed to revolutionize computing has carved out a niche in the high-end server market.

Microsoft Holds Down Losses in 1Q 2009

Microsoft disclosed its fiscal first-quarter results, reporting an 18 percent decrease in net income compared with 1Q 2008.

Ballmer Talks Up Windows 7 at NYC Launch Event

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer formally unveiled Windows 7 on Thursday at a ceremony in New York City.

Report: IT Should Plan for Windows 7 Now

Microsoft will hatch Windows 7 as a full-fledged commercial operating system this week, and IT professionals should be making plans for it.

Netbook Sales Outpacing Traditional Notebooks

Netbook sales are taking off, according to a new report from DisplaySearch.

Green Datacenter Future Still Far Off

According to a recent survey conducted by Gartner, the green datacenter of the future is still a long way off.

Report: IT 'Tech Boom' Will Revive Next Quarter

The global IT market will see an upturn, starting next quarter, according to a report released last week by Forrester Research.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Phone Launch

Microsoft launched "Windows phone" branding on Tuesday, marking the global rollout of Windows Mobile 6.5-based phones by Microsoft's hardware partners.

Supercomputer Commissioned To Visualize Larger Data Sets

The National Science Foundation has awarded $7 million to the Texas Advanced Computing Center to run a supercomputer system for large-scale scientific visualization and data analysis.

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