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Microsoft hijacks virtualisation: What's in a name?

Microsoft hijacks virtualisation: What's in a name?

Virtualisation was high on the list of important technologies at the Windows Server 2008 launch yesterday — and not just one or two sorts of virtualisation. By the time the show was over, seven distinct flavours were on display. Some of them looked oddly familiar.

February 28, 2008 by in Virtualization

Software sales reached $3.3 bln in US in 2007

Software sales reached $3.3 bln in US in 2007

US retail sales of non-games software totaled $3.3 bln in 2007, a 15% increase over the $2.9 bln generated in 2006. Thanks in large part to new product introductions from companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Adobe, the most significant increases in revenue were seen in operating system, business, finance and imaging/graphics software categories, which [...]

February 28, 2008 by in Security

Top plasma TV vendors in Q4 2007

Top plasma TV vendors in Q4 2007

iSuppli listed top plasma TV vendors in Q4 2007.  Market shareRank Vendor Q3 2007Q4 20071Panasonic27.9%37.1%2Samsung18.4%19.7%3LG Electronics12.7%12.7%4Hitachi8.3%6.5%5Vizio4.3%5.5%6Philips6.8%5.2%7Pioneer5.8%4.6% Others15.8%8.7%

February 28, 2008 by in Hardware

It's your move

Even if you just checkmated your new friend in India or took your Russian opponent's rook, new chess Web sites like Chess.com are encouraging niche social networking. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi sat down with the site's founder to find out what has attracted more than 100,000 members in less than a year.

February 28, 2008 by in Networking

Nicewear: SmartSleep

Nicewear: SmartSleep

Apple added a hibernate feature called Safe Sleep to their notebook starting with the PowerBook G4 (Double-Layer SD). Safe Sleep saves the notebook's state to disk and is handy if you run completely out of juice while sleeping with unsaved documents or windows open.

February 28, 2008 by in Laptops

56% of Internet users send e-mail every day

56% of Internet users send e-mail every day

According to a survey by Pew Internet & American Life Project, in February-March 2007 56% of respondents reported sending email every day. 50% of the respondents stated they first went online for “personal” reasons; 31% said work was the cause; 19% said school was the cause.

February 28, 2008 by in Collaboration

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