Is Windows 7 really the "next big thing"?

Yes -- probably the best Microsoft OS ever.
43% (86 votes)
Overhyped. What's the difference between this and Vista?
21% (42 votes)
I love Macs omg go away!
5% (10 votes)
We'll see about that when it actually comes out.
31% (62 votes)
Total votes: 200

IBM’s Bulk Alliance Set to Make Chips Using 28nm Production Process

From X-bit Labs: BM’s Bulk Process Alliance – which includes Chartered Semiconductor, Globalfoundries, IBM, Infineon Technologies, Samsung Electronics and ST Microelectronics – on Thursday said that that it would start making chips using low power 28nm fabrication process with high-K metal gate (HKMG) dielectrics in the second half of 2010.

Samsung, Dell provide data encryption for SSDs

From InfoWorld: Samsung Electronics on Thursday said it is boosting security on solid-state drives by bundling data encryption software with SSDs it ships.

The company is bundling software from Wave Systems' Embassy management software to encrypt data on its SSDs with storage ranging from 64GB and 256GB.

YouTube signs Sony, preps site for studio conten

From PC World: The Internet's largest video site on Thursday announced that it has struck deals with a host of entertainment companies, including Sony Pictures, CBS (parent company of CNET News), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lionsgate, Starz, and the BBC, to acquire "thousands" of TV episodes and hundreds of films. The new content will only be available in the United States.

Pirate Bay defendants found guilty

From CNET A Swedish court on Friday found the four defendants in the high-profile Pirate Bay case guilty, sentencing each to a year in jail. The defendants were also ordered to pay a total of 30 million Swedish kronor ($3.6 million) in damages to copyright holders, among them a number of American media giants.

Dell Loses Top U.S. PC Shipper Title to HP

From DailyTech: With consumers not spending money, sales of PCs and other electronics are nearing their lowest points ever. Despite poor shipments, some categories like netbooks continue to post impressive growth.

The latest shipment numbers from IDC for the U.S. are in and HP has kicked Dell off its perch at the top of the PC shipper list for America. IDC reports that overall global shipments for the quarter were down 7.1% to 63.5 million units shipped.

Apple Announces $899 20" iMac for Schools

From Tom's Hardware: It seemed some of us may have gotten excited over nothing, though. While not offered at retail, Apple still makes a 17-inch polycarbonate iMac for K12 and Higher Education priced at exactly $899. The rumor put to rest, we forgot about the possibility of Apple offering anyone anything under a thousand bucks. Lost cause.

ITC Finds SanDisk’s Lawsuits Against Rivals Partly Unenforceable

From X-bit Labs: SanDisk Corp. has issued a statement claiming that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) had issued an initial determination which found that certain accused flash memory products did not infringe the remaining two SanDisk United States Patents. Potentially this means that the lawsuit filed by SanDisk against 25 of its rivals is partly unenforceable.

PC shipments fell less than expected in Q1, IDC says

From InfoWorld: PC shipments declined less than expected in the first quarter, propped up by consumers' continuing interest in low-cost netbooks, IDC said in a report Wednesday.

The quarter saw Hewlett-Packard surpass Dell as the number one PC vendor in the U.S. HP's shipments climbed 12 percent from the same quarter last year, while Dell's slipped by 16 percent, worse than any other vendor. HP also led the pack in worldwide sales, IDC said.

Yahoo Accepts EBay Offer to Buy Korea's Gmarket

From PC World: Yahoo agreed to sell its stake in South Korean e-commerce site Gmarket on Thursday following eBay's offer to buy the company's outstanding shares, part of a bid to strengthen its presence in South Korea.


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