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Thursday, 20 September 2007 21:28

Wintel cold war gets a virtual thaw

The sometimes frosty relationship between Microsoft and Intel thawed slightly today, with Intel inviting Microsoft to demonstrate its forthcoming Windows Server 2008 during its developer forum. Hedging its bets, however, Intel was also keen to talk up its increasing commitment to Linux and open source.
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Intel's ultra-mobile computing plans for Menlow and Moorestown continue to advance, and the processor giant is talking up partnerships with Ubuntu, Adobe and even Apple as it gets ready for a 2008 release of Menlow-based devices and the eventual appearance of multi-core mobile systems. However, its silent feud with Microsoft doesn't seem to have cooled down much.

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Promising "way smaller" packaging in its forthcoming Montevina notebook chipset, Intel is staking the creation of smaller and lighter notebooks on improved power management techniques.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2007 23:10

Intel's Otellini blasts AMD's triple-core approach

Intel CEO Paul Otellini has attacked rival AMD's plans for a three-core processor, suggesting that the company can't produce reliable enough systems to make such an approach viable.

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Pandemic's first public display of its upcoming game Mercenaries 2: World In Flames got off to a messy start when the software crashed after just seconds during a demonstration at the Intel Developer Forum.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2007 21:24

Intel gets ready for 2009 Nehalem release

Intel has confirmed a November release for its next-generation Penryn processor, but the company's attention is already largely focused on its successor: the new Nehalem microarchitecture.

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Dell will roll out its tree planting carbon offset scheme for computer purchasers in Australia by Christmas as part of a bid to enhance its environmental credentials.

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Dell will roll out its tree planting carbon offset scheme for computer purchasers in Australia by Christmas as part of a bid to enhance its environmental credentials.
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Its previous attempts at customer relationship management (CRM) haven't exactly set the world on fire, but Microsoft is continuing to plug away at the CRM market, announcing pricing and product details for its new fully hosted on-demand CRM package.
Published in Market
Thursday, 14 June 2007 03:44

Vista and the case of the 85 unsolved problems

I've learnt two things about Vista recently: even senior citizens think that it's a rip-off, and its problem-reporting capabilities are yet another example of its 'lipstick on a pig' approach to life.

Published in Transit
Monday, 04 June 2007 09:50

SAP customers warming to NetWeaver

It may have taken them the better part of four years, but SAP customers finally appear to be embracing the company's NetWeaver development and integration platform.

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Monday, 14 May 2007 20:04

Facing the full horror of Windows Vista

So far, Transit has been using Vista Business full-time for a fortnight. And so far, we've found nothing that works better than in Windows XP, dozens of things that are annoyingly different without being a functional improvement, and several things that work at best intermittently and at worst not at all. On the whole, we wish we'd never moved.

Published in Transit
Monday, 14 May 2007 19:57

XTube sags under weight of own success

YouTube's pornographic rival XTube appears to be suffering from its own popularity, with the video sharing site apologising to users for a spate of bugs..

Also see

YouTube porn rival scores 2 million members
Mobile porn gets its own domain name
Porn companies feel online piracy's pinch - and don't like it
Music and tech searches risker than porn

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Wednesday, 09 May 2007 06:16

eBay expands PayPal buyer protection scheme

eBay Australia has put its payment scheme PayPal at the centre of its buyer protection initiatives, doubling the amount it will pay back to customers for dodgy transactions involving a PayPal payment and extending the scheme to low-value transactions and new sellers. At the same time, the auction company's eBay-branded protection scheme will be phased out.

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The Digg community has reacted uproariously to a decision by the site's founders to pull stories revealing how to hack HD DVD, relentlessly promoting endless posts which feature the offending code until they filled the front page of the site. But while the leaders of the revolt are congratulating themselves and the site's founders are oscillating between legal nervousness and bravado, nobody seems to care that the site itself was rendered largely useless by the argument.

Published in Home Tech
The resignation of BP's CEO following a court case over revelations about his private life has had an unexpected knock-on effect on the web site of an escort agency implicated in the scandal.

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Microsoft claims that it wants to sell 20 million Windows Mobile licences over the next year. That sounds like an impressive number, but getting there will require major changes in the habits of phone users across the globe.

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Waiting a couple of months for critical patches and purchasing Vista pre-installed on a new machine seemed like a foolproof way to avoid most of the woes new Vista users have experienced, but I hadn't counted on just how bad the networking stack in the latest version of Windows is.

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Telstra's recent decision to drop usage charges for its wireless network for Qantas Club members has been welcome news for business travellers, but international flyers aren't quite so lucky.
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Tuesday, 24 April 2007 20:28

Google PageRank complexity still on the rise

Generating more links to a site to improve its visibility in Google's search results is one of the most widely discussed online promotional tactics, but the problem of how to do that could be more challenging than anyone previously suspected.
Published in Home Tech

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