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  • Opinion: Google = Microsoft

    Google is often seen as the anti-Microsoft. But with Google's Chrome OS announcement it's clear that the company cultures are a lot more alike than they are different. Microsoft's competitive DNA is embedded in Google's core.

  • News: NHS affected by more than 8,000 viruses

    The NHS has been plagued by more than 8,000 computer viruses over the past year, says More4 News.

  • Opinion: Open-source media player VLC hits big time

    For several years, the free, third-party media player of choice for many video connoisseurs was the open-source VLC media player. It worked on multiple operating systems, it worked on a bare install of Windows without any special codecs, and it was light and fast. Now VLC is ready for the big time.

  • News: EU: Standardise music pricing to stop piracy

    The EU is calling for pricing of music and media downloads to be standardised across Europe in a bid to prevent internet piracy.

  • News: PC makers cautious over Google Chrome OS

    The PC manufacturers who are Google's hardware partners in the Chrome OS project may be less keen on the project than first appeared.

  • News: Microsoft to patch six flaws next week

    Microsoft will next Tuesday deliver six security updates. Two of the patches on Patch tuesday including two for holes that hackers have been using for months to attack Windows and Internet Explorer (IE).

  • News: Windows 7 Family Pack price revealed

    Windows 7 Family Packs that offer homes three-licences for the OS will be priced at $149.99 (£92) in the US.

  • News: Facebook getting more popular with silver surfers

    A study this week suggests that while Facebook is growing in popularity, its users are getting older.

  • News: Intel partners with Google on Chrome OS

    Intel is working with Google on the Google Chrome operating system. The world's largest chip maker has been privy to the project for some time, an Intel spokesman said today.

  • News: Microsoft joins Twitter to business app

    Microsoft has integrated its Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management) software with Twitter, in just the latest move by an enterprise software company to latch onto the wildly popular micro-blogging service.

  • News: Korea DDOS virus destroying data, wiping PCs

    The owners of tens of thousands of bot-infested PCs in South Korea who've resisted calls all week to update or install antivirus software will today find their PCs wiped of data, said computer security specialist AhnLab.

  • News: Ubuntu Linux maker slams Google Chrome OS

    Canonical, maker of the Ubuntu Linux PC operating system, is not worried about Google Chrome OS. The Ubuntu vendor is defiant that it can maintain its edge in the desktop Linux space despite Google's coming Chrome operating system.

  • News: Microsoft admits 18-month delay in patching IE bug

    Microsoft yesterday defended its security process against critics, despite confirming reports that it knew about a bug behind widespread Internet Explorer (IE) attacks for more than a year before it was exploited.

  • Opinion: What's your favourite job website?

    We're looking for recommendations of job websites. Job search sites, CV directories, professional social networks - what's the best one out there?

  • Toshiba TG01 smartphone makes UK debut

    Orange has announced that it will be bringing the Toshiba TG01 touchscreen smartphone to the UK. The TG01 is a 4.1in touchscreen phone that Toshiba says is the widest touchscreen handset yet to hit the market.

  • News: BT ramps up superfast broadband upgrade

    BT today announced that it is ramping up its roll out of superfast fibre-based, 40Mb broadband connectivity, making it available to a million homes by early next year.

  • Opinion: Is Chrome OS the future of computing? I hope not

    Google's idea of an operating system sounds pretty exciting. Lightweight. Fast. Secure. Web-centric. But while I'm sure Google Chrome OS will pick up some fans, I'm struggling to see this as the future for computing.

  • News: Mesh pays users £5 to upgrade to Windows 7

    Hard on the heels of software vendors such as Micro Anvika selling copies of Windows 7 for £49, PC manufacturer Mesh is offering customers the chance to buy a Windows Vista PC now, get a free upgrade to Windows 7 when it's released, and then receive a £5 bonus - in the form of a discount. In effect, Mesh is paying PC customers to use Windows 7.

  • Opinion: Phorm's just desserts and the future of the web

    Phorm's Webwise online advert-targeting service, something for which the term 'controversy-dogged' could have been invented, experienced two major setbacks this week, finding itself dropped by the ISPs BT and TalkTalk.

  • LaCie LaCinema Rugged HD player

    LaCie has shrunk its media player range and come up with a mobile version that can play high-definition content and is designed for mobile use.

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