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  • News: Sun open-sources Java under GNU licence

    It's no surprise that Sun Microsystems is making its core Java platform freely available; what is somewhat unexpected is the vendor's choice of open-source licence

  • News: Intel boosts investment in Vietnam plant to $1bn

    Intel has dramatically expanded its investment plans for Vietnam, increasing planned investment in a test and assembly plant from $300m to $1bn, the company said on Friday

  • News: Home users set to snub Vista launch

    Home users set to snub Vista launch

  • News: Apple ships Core 2 Duo MacBooks

    Apple has upgraded its range of MacBooks with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, with the new configurations immediately available across all sales channels.

  • News: Vista delay causes motherboard pile-up

    Sales of motherboards used in desktop PCs continue to decline ahead of the launch of Windows Vista OS, a sign that could foretell bargains for users in coming months

  • News: Windows Vista code released

    Microsoft finally completed work on its Vista client operating system yesterday, and plans to release the code to corporate users this month

  • News: Microsoft to combine Vista with VoIP

    Microsoft is going to ramp up its efforts to supply voice over IP services at the beginning of 2007, with a communications feature in Windows Vista

  • News: IEEE plans safer laptop batteries

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) plans to revise its standard for laptop battery production. The organisation - globally recognised as a standards-setting body - is doing so to "further safeguard the reliability" of batteries used in laptop computers.

  • News: Dell switches to four-core chips

    Dell will begin shipping its first servers and workstations running quad-core Intel processors in a two-socket configuration in the US next week

  • News: OLPC's £75 laptop to ship next week

    Brazil is due to receive the first 50 functional notebooks developed by the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project.

  • News: Microsoft announces Vista price details

    Microsoft has revealed pricing for all except the Enterprise version of its Vista operating system

  • News: Vista cost savings exposed

    As Microsoft prepares to release Windows Vista to manufacturing this week and make it available to corporate users at the end of the month, the debate is ratcheting up over how much money companies could save - if any - by upgrading to the new software.

  • News: Microsoft closes Max photo project

    Microsoft has closed a project to develop a tool, Codename Max, for sharing photos with friends and reading RSS feeds, among other functions

  • News: Microsoft buckles on Vista licensing

    Customer concerns over changes to Windows Vista licensing that would limit a transfer of the licence to only one machine have moved Microsoft to revise its policy

  • News: Microsoft loves Linux

    In a significant acknowledgement of the viability of Linux as a corporate OS, Microsoft has announced a deal with Novell to support Suse Linux on machines that run Windows.

  • News: iPods & Vista push global chip sales to record high

    Demand for mobile phones, iPods and PCs boosted global chip sales to a record high of US$21.37 billion (£11 billion) in September, says the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The European market led the field with 6.4 per cent month-on-month growth. The weakest rise (1.8 per cent) was in the Americas.

  • News: BenQ unveils Vista-approved LCDs

    BenQ has unveiled some new flat-panel monitors that have been qualified to work with Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system

  • News: Intel quad-core: first review

    Exclusive tests show Intel's highly anticipated Core 2 Quad should bring big speed boosts to high-end tasks

  • News: Symantec backs Vista security pledge

    The head of Symantec said he’s encouraged by recent statements from Microsoft that it plans to work with security software companies and provide them with more access to the Windows Vista operating system.

  • News: Microsoft updates OS for parking meters

    Microsoft is courting embedded device developers by including new tools with the release of Windows Embedded CE 6.0, designed to run a wider variety of applications.

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