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Google To Release OS Aimed at Netbooks

Google is developing an operating system designed primarily for lightweight Web-based tasks, the company announced on Tuesday.

Gartner Forecasts Better-Than-Expected PC Shipments

Gartner reported a better-than-expected first quarter for PC shipments and is now forecasting a healthy market recovery in 2010.

Windows 7 Pricing, Discounts Unveiled

Microsoft on Thursday announced Windows 7 consumer pricing, an upgrade program for new PC buyers and a limited-time discount offer -- starting on June 26.

Microsoft Settles State Antitrust Suit for $100M

On Thursday, Mississippi announced it is the latest state to settle its multimillion-dollar antitrust suit against Microsoft.

Portable PCs Overtake Desktops in 1Q 2009

Worldwide shipments of portable PCs surpassed desktop PCs in the first quarter of this year, marking the first time it has occurred, according to an IDC report announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Sets Stage for Netbook vs. Smartbook World

At the Computex event in Taiwan this week, Microsoft presented its vision of a mobile computing world that will include "consumer Internet devices" alongside netbooks.

Intel's Xeon Adds Metal to Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Microsoft and Intel on Wednesday touted the ability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to expand to meet multiple user needs when powered by Intel's Xeon 5500 processor.

Hackers Tunnel In Via DirectShow

Plus: Obama names fed ITSec chief; QuickTime, iTunes fixed; Twitter users targeted yet again.

Windows 7 Starter Freed of Three-App Limit

Microsoft changed course on its product marketing plans for the Windows 7 Starter edition and removed a restriction that critics said would have artificially "crippled" the operating system.

Gartner: Semiconductor Industry Still Suffering

Gartner revised its "worst-case scenario" forecast for the semiconductor industry due to an upswing in PC shipments, according to an announcement issued by the analyst firm on Thursday.

Gartner: Semiconductor Industry Still Suffering

Gartner revised its "worst-case scenario" forecast for the semiconductor industry due to an upswing in PC shipments, according to an announcement issued by the analyst firm on Thursday.

Microsoft Gets Patent on OS-Disabling Technology

Microsoft recently received a U.S. patent on technology that can restrict software and hardware use on a computer

Ozzie Lays Out Microsoft's Vision at J.P. Morgan Event

Microsoft's chief software architect, Ray Ozzie, fielded questions from financial analysts at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Wednesday.

Intel Fined $1.45B in European Competition Case

The European Union has slapped Intel with a 1.06 billion euro ($1.45 billion) fine for anti-competitive behavior in the x86-based microprocessor market.

Microsoft Updates Surface, But Can It Gain Broad Appeal?

Looking to give its Surface table top device more functionality, Microsoft today released its first service pack with a new SDK that the company says will give developers more flexibility in adding more features.

Microsoft To Open Up .NET Micro Framework

Microsoft has restructured its .NET Micro Framework (MF) team and plans to eventually open up the .NET MF source code for community development.

AMD Moves To Fuse Graphics and Processing

Chip maker AMD announced some strategic moves this week regarding the race for dominance in the graphics-plus-microprocessor space.

DR in a Box

PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.

Rumor: Windows 7 Release in October

The general release date for Windows 7 on new PCs could be as early as this October, according to an Acer executive.

Redmond Tweaks Autorun

Microsoft moves to make worms less effective. Plus: RSA kicks off security conference season; Google to school IT pros on the perils of cross-site scripting; and the FBI weighs in on Conficker.

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