IE Tops in Enterprise Browser Use

From DailyTech: According to a new research paper published by Forrester, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7 is still in heavy use in the enterprise environment. However, the report shows that Mozilla Firefox is steadily gaining in browser market share. Firefox was called the most risky business app in a Bit9 study last year.

HP Readies New MediaSmart LX195 Home Server

From DailyTech: When Windows Home Server launched, it was aimed at the home user who wanted a platform to serve media to different connected devices around the home and as a central location for data backups from networked computers. That all sounds good in theory, but so far home servers have not turned into a big segment.

Firefox 3.5 and Fennec aboard Google's location service

Facebook hit by phishing attacks for a second day

From CNET Facebook stopped a phishing attack on Thursday, its second day in a row of dealing with a worm on the site that lures people to a fake Facebook page and prompts them to log in.

Microsoft chugs toward Windows 7 release

From CNET Microsoft isn't confirming just when Windows 7 will launch, but it is hoping that the fact that not too much has changed between the release candidate and beta versions will convince people that the product is nearly ready.

Windows 7's XP Mode Requires 2 GB RAM

From Tom's Hardware: We learned last week that Windows 7 will include a special XP Mode that will run the older operating system in a virtual environment inside the upcoming OS to ensure maximum compatibility.

In fact, Microsoft is claiming that XPM provides near perfect Windows XP compatibility within Windows 7 – so that takes care of one of the raison d'etre for the old OS.

Sony Rumoured to Unveil New PlayStation Portable in June

From X-bit Labs: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is rumoured to demonstrate a new version of its PlayStation Portable handheld video game at E3 video games trade-show in early June. The new device will reportedly not feature universal media disc (UMD) support, but will offer some new features.

Microsoft: No Vista SP2 for you yet

From InfoWorld: Microsoft announced it has wrapped up work on Windows Vista Service Pack 2, but said it could be months before users get their hands on the upgrade to the problem-plagued operating system.

Microsoft shifted Vista SP2 to what it calls "release to manufacturing," or RTM, meaning the developers have signed off on the service pack and the company has moved it into duplication and toward distribution.

Netbook Pioneer to Stick With Windows in 2009

From PC World: Asustek Computer (Asus) plans to continue using Microsoft Windows OSs in its popular Eee PC netbooks this year despite widespread interest in alternatives such as Google's Android software.

"Windows is what most consumers are used to," said Jerry Shen, CEO of Asus, during an investors conference on Thursday in Taipei.

The first quarter of next year will provide "more of an opportunity" for rival software, he said, as well as alternative chips.

Rumor: Motorola readying first Android phone

From CNET Motorola might be getting ready to pick itself up off the canvas and rejoin the smartphone fight.

The Boy Genius Report got its hands on some information and photos of Motorola's supposed first Android phone, code-named Calgary. If the information is correct, it's a slider phone with a QWERTY keyboard that will appear on Verizon's network at some point later this year.


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