Microsoft Launches Windows Azure, New Free OS

From DailyTech: Well for a limited time, developers will get to use and test a unique new OS from Microsoft -- Windows Azure -- entirely for free. The new OS marks the release of Microsoft's long awaited cloud computing operating system.

Broadcom Completes Acquisition of Ex-ATI’s Digital TV Division from AMD

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices Tuesday announced the completion of the sale of its Digital TV (DTV) processor business to Broadcom Corp. For some reason, the company had to slash the price of its business unit by $51 million.

Instead of originally announced $192.8, AMD sold its DTV biz for approximately $141.5 million in cash subject to certain escrows and adjustments pursuant to the terms of the definitive asset purchase agreement.

Wal-Mart to sell G1 Android phone for less

From InfoWorld: -Mobile's G1 Android phone is about to get cheaper -- at least, if you look in the right place. Wal-Mart will start selling the Google-powered device at a discounted rate this week, the company has confirmed.

Will Android Be Motorola's Savior?

From PC World: With no popular phones released for this holiday season, and hardly any this year, Motorola is set to revamp its entire mobile phone division with the help of Google's mobile operating system, Android.

Sanjay Jha, the company's new handset division chief, is planning large scale job cuts and will slash the number of mobile operating systems the company uses at the moment.

Ubuntu Ready to Launch 8.10 Later This Week

From DailyTech: As Canonical and Ubuntu prepare to launch its latest operating system later this week, Mark Shuttleworth is willing to continue to burn through his own personal bank accounts to keep the Ubuntu project running.

With the pending "Intrepid Ibex" launch looming, which was officially introduced on Monday, Ubuntu Linux 8.10 Desktop Edition will offer 3G network support, improved virtualization, and user management tweaks.

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Could a Mac Mini Refresh be Coming Soon?

From Tom's Hardware: For the past several weeks, the spotlight has been on Apple’s notebook line. With brand new MacBooks and MacBook Pros, as well as a MacBook Air refresh, nary a word was spoken about the Cupertino-based company’s desktops. While that is sure to change before the holiday season gets under way, many are asking: What about the Mac Mini?

Update: Microsoft launches Windows Azure for the cloud

From InfoWorld: At Microsoft's PDC (Professional Developers Conference) in Los Angeles, Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie unveiled the company's much-anticipated cloud computing platform, dubbed Windows Azure.

Dell Refreshes Optiplex Line, Offers Atom-based Thin Client

From PC World: Dell's latest products arrive at a difficult time, with markets roiled by fears of a global recession and companies cutting back on expenses in the face of expected weaker demand. Dell isn't immune. The company warned last month that end-user demand had softened in the U.S., as well as in parts of Europe and Asia. But Dell said its latest products can help companies cut their IT costs -- provided companies are willing to invest capital in new computers.

Dell Launches Mini 12 Netbook in Japan

From DailyTech: One of the most interesting new netbooks is the Dell Inspiron Mini 12. The Mini 12 is the big brother to the smaller Mini 9 that Dell introduced officially in September 2008. The main and obvious difference between the two Dell netbooks is the screen size.


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