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Microsoft delivers Office for Mac SP1; Will bring back VBA

Microsoft on Tuesday said that it is releasing Service Pack 1 for Office for Mac and outlined a future roadmap that brings back Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).The software giant outlined the changes in a statement touting that Office 2008 for Mac is "selling faster than any previous version of Office for Mac in the past 19 years.

May 12, 2008 by


HP bidding for EDS; Deal would ramp up services

Updated: Hewlett-Packard is in talks to acquire Electronic Data Systems in a move that would reshape the technology services and outsourcing market.In a statement Monday, HP and EDS confirmed the talks, first reported by the Wall Street Journal:HP said:HP today confirmed that it is engaged in advanced discussions with Electronic Data Systems Corporation regarding a possible business combination involving the two companies.

May 12, 2008 by


Novell to Sun: Here's an offer you can't refuse

Last week, I blogged about the possible future of a unified UNIX GPLv3 operating system "mother distro" comprising the merged source code of the Solaris and Linux kernels (and presumably, the source code of other vendors as well) and related GNU stack with associated tools and applications.

May 12, 2008 by


Sprint's inferno: Churn baby churn

Sprint Nextel said Monday that it has lost more than 1 million customers in the last year.Sprint, which has been busy of late with a WiMax joint venture with Clearwire and alleged takeover overtures from Deutsche Telekom, provided a healthy dose of its financial reality with its first quarter results.

May 12, 2008 by


On polite police

The Register is reporting on a pilot program in the UK under which police officers will have video cameras sticking out of their helmets. The goal is to encourage good behavior on the part of suspects (and, I suppose, on the part of police officers).

May 12, 2008 by Ed Gottsman