Microsoft confirms Windows 7 coming this year

From CNET News.com: Microsoft confirmed on Monday that it is planning to release Windows 7 this year, in time for the holiday shopping season.
"We are tracking well to a Windows 7 holiday," Microsoft Senior Vice President Bill Veghte said in an interview. Veghte plans to make a similar statement in a speech Monday at Microsoft's TechEd event in Los Angeles. As recently as January, Veghte was saying publicly that such a release was not a sure thing.

Mozilla to add multi-threading to Firefox

From InfoWorld: Mozilla's developers have announced plans to add application multi-threading to Firefox over the next two years, a feature already partially enabled in its main rivals, IE8 and Google Chrome.

As well as allowing the software to take advantage of multi-core microprocessors to boost responsiveness, the enhancement would also improve browser stability, the company said in a news blog on the subject.

Video Game Sales Plummet 17% in April?

From PC World: So there's bad news, and then there's some more bad news. First, the bad news: April video game sales are poised to clock in around $550 million, down 17% year-over-year, says Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.

Report: EU set to levy big fine on Intel

From CNET News.com: A number of reports say the European Commission will levy a large fine on Intel this week for violating antitrust rules.

The decision to fine the world's largest chipmaker will be handed down on Wednesday, according to Reuters. This action has been expected.

Google Boss Refuses to Quit Apple Job Amid Probe

From DailyTech: Google chief executive Eric Schmidt is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for his potentially improper relationship with electronics giant Apple. The FTC believes that Mr. Schmidt's directorships at the two companies, which compete in at least one sector, cell phones, may constitute a breach of antitrust laws. However, despite the government pressure, Mr. Schmidt refuses to give up his relationship with Apple.

Vizio Surpasses Samsung as Top LCD TV Shipper in U.S.

From DailyTech: Along with computer companies, one of the other products facing hard times in the current economy is large-screen TVs. When consumers have less money to spend, they don’t go shopping for luxury items like HDTVs.

Ever operated a laptop while driving?

Yep haha, don't tell anyone though
70% (97 votes)
No, that's dangerous!
30% (42 votes)
Total votes: 139

Writer Likens Google News to Parasite; Google, Print News Trade Blows

Google: The Next Antitrust Target?

From DailyTech: When it comes to antitrust concerns, one name typically springs to mind -- Microsoft. The massive software company has faced allegations of blocking competition repeatedly over the years. Microsoft isn’t alone in fighting antitrust issues in America and some view Google as the next possible monopoly.

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Available on MSDN, Public Release Set for June

From DailyTech: The big news this week is that Microsoft has released its first Release Candidate of its new Windows 7 operating system. However, what most enthusiasts are looking forward to is the Release-To-Manufacturing version, which is the final version that will be mass produced on DVDs for retail and OEM channels. When the RTM version is produced, the project is stated to have reached Gold status, i.e. “gone gold”.

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