Google upgrades Gmail for IE 6 users

From CNET News.com:

There's a lot of action in the browser market these days: Google just launched its Chrome browser, Firefox 3.1 is due in months, Apple hopes Safari will spread across the world of Windows, and Microsoft is touting its second beta of Internet Explorer 8.

But a huge swath of Internet users is still getting by with IE 6, which is no doubt is why Google just released a new version of Gmail for the vintage 2001-era browser.

Amazon to Sell Low-Cost XO

From DailyTech: One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) will sell its low-cost XO notebook to interested consumers through Amazon.com, an OLPC official announced. The original plan behind the XO was to make the laptop available to children in developing nations and not to interested parties in developed countries, but changed its mind with last year's Give One Get One (G1G1) initiative.

Have you upgraded to the latest Windows service pack yet?

Yep, I got XP SP3 or Vista SP1
79% (141 votes)
No, service packs are for noobs
9% (16 votes)
I don't use Windows
12% (21 votes)
Total votes: 178

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Details finally due from AMD on "fab-lite"

Dell planning to ditch factories

From CNET News.com: During the conference call reporting on second quarter financial results, Dell's new CFO Brian Gladden said several times that the company has "more work to be done," to improve profitability and decrease costs. He wasn't kidding. Over the last year Dell has cut headcount by more than 8,000, and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company is planning to radically alter its production line by selling off its factories to contract manufacturers.

Researchers build malicious Facebook application

From InfoWorld: A team of researchers have built a malicious Facebook program an experiment to demonstrate the possible dangers of social networking applications.

The experiment shows the ease with which attackers could dupe large number of users into downloading a seemingly harmless application that actually performs a clandestine attack that can cripple a Web site.

Microsoft Doubles Storage Capacity Limit For Netbooks

From Tom's Hardware: Microsoft is becoming a bit more lenient with the limits it has imposed on netbooks manufactures who wish to use Windows XP as the OS. As of Wednesday, Microsoft officially doubled the maximum allowable hard disk drive size to 160 GB, up from 80GB. MSI and Asustek already have taken action to update their Windows XP netbook offerings to feature 160 GB HDDs, which should affect the MSI Wind U100 and Asus Eee PC 1000H netbooks.

Samsung Eyes Possible Acquisition of SanDisk

From PC World: Samsung is eyeing a possible acquisition of memory chip-maker SanDisk.

The company, which is the world's largest computer memory maker in the world, said it was "considering various opportunities" with regard to SanDisk "but nothing has been decided yet." The comment came after Korean online news service Edaily reported that Samsung had engaged JPMorgan Chase to advise on the acquisition of SanDisk.

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