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  • News: Vista licensing limits benchmarking

    Licence transfers aren't the only thing the Eula for Microsoft's Windows Vista OS limits. The licence also puts restrictions on how benchmarks of certain components of the OS can be published

  • News: $100 laptops by year-end

    The first $100 laptop PCs for the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) programme will roll off production lines by the end of this year, and mass production will start in the first quarter of 2007, according to Quanta Computer.

  • News: Laptop sales strong despite Vista woes

    Quanta, the world's largest maker of laptop computers, expects healthy demand until the end of the year despite the delayed launch of Microsoft's Windows Vista OS

  • News: Apple updates Boot Camp

    A new version of Apple’s Boot Camp software has been released, offering support for the latest Intel-based Macs

  • News: Microsoft lawsuits target eBay pirates

    Microsoft is preparing 55 legal actions worldwide against sellers on auction sites who are hawking illegal copies of the company's software.

  • News: Attack disables Windows XP Firewall

    Hackers have published code that could let an attacker disable the Windows Firewall on certain Windows XP machines

  • News: Windows Media Player 11.0 released

    Microsoft has released the next generation of its Media Player software to Windows users

  • News: New standard for safer batteries

    A group of laptop vendors and battery manufacturers plans to announce a standard for making safer lithium-ion batteries by June next year, in an attempt to recover from a massive series of battery recalls in recent months

  • News: US to review Microsoft patent case

    The US Supreme Court said on Friday it will review a lawsuit testing the limits of international patent claims in a case that could have a wide-ranging effect on the US software industry

  • News: Amazon, Dell tops for PC hardware retailers

    Amazon.com and Dell came out on top in Keynote Systems' rankings of US online computer hardware retailers for consistently providing a solid shopping experience

  • News: Unbreakable disks secure PC data

    Beginning early next year, Seagate Technology will begin shipping its first widely available hard drives with built-in encryption.

  • News: Another Sony laptop battery fire

    Fujitsu says a user of one its laptop personal computers had problems last week with a Sony-made battery

  • News: Google spurs solar-panel boom

    Sharp is increasing production of solar panels at its factory in Japan to meet burgeoning global demand for the products, it said today

  • News: Laptop sales crisis looms

    The laptop PC sector is facing trouble as strong user demand for portable PCs is causing a shortage of components

  • News: Vista delay sparks desktop sales plunge

    Demand for desktop PC motherboards "is falling off a cliff" in late October as users put off purchases until the Windows Vista OS launches in January, according to investment banking firm Goldman Sachs

  • News: Apple's new .Mac webmail goes live

    Apple has updated the webmail interface included with its .Mac service to resemble the Mail application included with Mac OS X.

  • News: Acer attacks Vista 'price hike'

    PC maker claims the proliferation of various versions of Windows Vista is inspired by Microsoft's desire to push prices up

  • News: Intel to close Cambridge research lab

    Intel is closing its lab at Cambridge University in December, researchers learned this week

  • News: Acer plans smartphone & small PCs

    Acer is betting users will want to buy smaller desktop PCs this year and next, a boon for a company already specialising in laptops. The company also said it plans to launch a smartphone by the end of this year or early next.

  • News: Apple fixes MacBook shutdown

    Apple has released a firmware update for its MacBook line of computers that fixes a problem that caused the MacBook to shutdown without warning


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