Workstation Market Begins to Stabilize – Analysts

From X-bit Labs: The market of workstations and professional graphics hardware showed stabilization in the second quarter of 2009, according to data recently published by Jon Peddie Research. Even though the market grew slightly both in terms of units and dollars, it is hard to say when it will rebound to the levels before the global recession.

Red Hat releases first KVM support with RHEL 5.4

From InfoWorld: Red Hat for the first time included KVM hypervisor technology in a release of its Enterprise Linux operating system, kicking off the vendor's plans to earn a significant role in the virtualization market.

"We intend to invest heavily in this area," said Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, which was made available Wednesday, is the foundation for a larger strategy that not only encompasses virtualization but cloud computing as well.

Philips Set to Debut Wireless HDMI

From PC World: Philips has announced a wireless HDMI product that lets consumers connect home electronics products, like a television and a Blu-Ray player, without using any wires, it said on Thursday.

Philips will start shipping the Wireless HDMI Link September in Germany. Details on availability in other parts of the world weren't available.

EU to investigate Oracle-Sun deal

From CNET Final regulatory approval of Oracle's $7.4 billion takeover of Sun has just hit a snag, courtesy of the European regulators.

Apple's Users at High Risk After Snow Leopard Ships With Vulnerable Flash

From DailyTech: Increasingly, it is exploits of application vulnerabilities that are used to gain access to and control of modern operating systems, not attacks on the OS itself. With Apple relenting and allowing more third party software on its computers in a bid to appeal to a broader consumer market, it's finding it hard to maintain the image of security that its ads claim, when its applications frequently develop exploitable vulnerabilities.

Amazon Fights to Kill Google Books in U.S. Federal Court

From DailyTech: Google's ambition was simple -- offer a first-of-its-kind internet library, where people could travel online to view everything from textbooks to great works of fiction. It began scanning books and quickly met with the ire of the publishing industry. However, it brokered a multi-million dollar settlement with publishers that would include compensation for rights holders and means for visitors to buy the books they were viewing, with Google retaining a cut.

Compal Recieves Nokia Order for 100K Booklets

From Tom's Hardware: Digitimes today reports that Compal Electronics has received an order for 100,000 netbooks from Nokia. Nokia detailed its Booklet 3G at Nokia World, Stuttgart yesterday morning and to everyone's surprise the device is priced at over $810. While this price tag is expected to be heavily subsidized by carriers, it hasn't stopped people from declaring that the device is much too expensive for a netbook.

Rumor: Intel Launching Core i5, i7 September 8

From Tom's Hardware: According to Digitimes' sources at motherboard makers, Intel's upcoming Core i5-750, Core i7-860 and Core i7-870 CPUs as well as P55 chipsets will be announced on September 8.

While the upcoming Lynnfield platform parts haven't officially been launched yet, some retailers have already received new Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs and are already selling them, much to Intel's chagrin.

AMD Readies “Thuban” Six-Core Desktop Processor

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices is preparing a desktop processor with six processing engines, sources familiar with the company’s plans revealed. The new central processing units (CPUs) will not be available this year, but are likely to boost performance of AMD’s desktop platforms sometime in 2010.

USB Implementers Initiate USB 3.0 Compliance and Certification Program

From X-bit Labs: The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) on Tuesday announced the availability of the USB 3.0 compliance and certification program. The program allows manufacturers to achieve certification and qualify to use the SuperSpeed USB logo by testing their products to ensure compliance to the USB 3.0 specification.


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