Windows Vista SP2 Hits RTM

From DailyTech: On the tails of the release of the Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidate to the masses, only a couple weeks later Microsoft has delivered the RTM Escrow build to its Connect beta testers. Microsoft had already released this build several days ago, reportedly, to its internal testers.

Apple to host WWDC in early June

From CNET Apple has set the dates for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, to be held once again in San Francisco during June.

The company will host about 5,000 engineers in San Francisco's Moscone West convention center the week of June 8 through June 12, it confirmed Thursday. Some Apple developers were starting to get nervous that Apple had yet to confirm the dates in order for them to make travel plans.

Google cuts nearly 200 sales, marketing jobs

From CNET Google is eliminating about 200 sales and marketing jobs, the company said in a blog post Thursday, blaming the move on overlapping areas and overhiring during a more optimistic time.

Nvidia files 'Nehalem' countersuit against Intel

From : CNET News.comOn Thursday, Nvidia announced that it filed a countersuit against Intel in response to a filing by Intel last month alleging that a chipset license agreement does not extend to Intel's future-generation processors.

The action also seeks to terminate Intel's license to Nvidia's patent portfolio.

HP Expected to Roll Out AMD-based dv6z $599 Notebook

From Tom's Hardware: Just to recap, the Intel version of this laptop comes packing a 16-inch 1366 x 768 display, a Core 2 Duo processor, either 512 MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 or a 1 GB HD 4650 graphics, up to 500 GB of storage and up to 8 GB of RAM.

While the Intel-based currently costs $679.99, Engadget says the AMD-based dv6z will start at just $599.99. This price doesn’t include the $30 coupon at launch and the free HP DeskJet printer you can get via mail-in rebate.

Intel Rumoured to Have Aggressive Plans for Low-Cost Ultra-Thin Notebooks

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp., the world’s largest maker of microprocessors, seems to have rather serious intentions for the market of consumer-oriented thin-and-light notebooks and will provide massive discounts on low-voltage Core 2 mobile processors to large suppliers of personal computers.

Intel: We Do Not Prevent Nvidia from Developing x86 Microprocessor

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. does not prohibit Nvidia Corp. to develop x86-compatible microprocessors, but as soon as the latter launches its product, the chip giant will definitely discuss whether such a chip infringes its patents and whether Nvidia has rights to sell it.

Firefox fix due next week after attack is published

From InfoWorld: The attack code, written by security researcher Guido Landi was published on several security sites Wednesday, sending Firefox developers scrambling to patch the issue. Until the flaw is patched, this code could be modified by attackers and used to sneak unauthorized software onto a Firefox user's machine.

IBM Confirms North America Layoffs

From PC World: Amid reports that it is moving thousands of jobs from the US to India, IBM said Thursday it is notifying employees that some jobs are being eliminated.

"This is a North American action. We are not communicating locations or the number of jobs as a result of this action," IBM said in a statement on Thursday.

iGoogle gets video game makers in on the action

From CNET Google on Wednesday unveiled the latest addition to its iGoogle start page service: a collection of themes designed by video game publishers. The search giant has partnered with nine publishers to come up with a little under two dozen themes from recent games from EA's Spore to arcade classics like Galaga.

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