Dell announced on Tuesday that it has completed its $3.9bn (£2.
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US based software provider Novell laid off three percent of its workforce last week, according to CNET News. Ian Bruce, Novell's public relations director, confirmed that 100 to 130 jobs were cut by the Linux company, despite Linux jobs in the US being up by six percent since January.
It cost £92bn, it flies at 17,300 miles an hour, and it has 100 laptops in close formation. The International Space Station is one of technology's greatest achievements, but the astronauts still need to phone home when the server crashes.
A beta version of the first service pack for Windows 7 could appear in the first quarter of 2010, according to Russian website Wzor.net, which leaked information about the operating system's development earlier this year.
Amazon is making its Kindle electronic book service more accessible by launching a new free app for Windows PCs. The new app will let users download and read ebooks on their computer, and, like the iPhone app, it will sync with Kindle readers.
Analyst house Gartner has predicted that 'citizen developers' are set to play an increasingly important role in creating business apps. Gartner defines citizen developers as users, working outside the scope of enterprise IT and its governance, who create new business apps for others to use either from scratch or by mashing up and building on various existing services.
The UK's software industry is flourishing according to research firm TechMarketView. Last year, the top 50 UK software companies reported revenue growth of around 20 percent, together with operating profit growth of around 25 percent — showing that the UK's software industry is "a thriving and highly profitable business", says TechMarketView.
According to silicon.com's latest CIO jury, businesses have not turned to open source as a means of making their IT budgets go further.
Apple has refreshed its iMac line of all-in-one desktops and MacBooks. The new and improved LED-backlit iMacs come with a choice of graphics and hard-drive options, as well as a long-awaited built-in SD card slot.
CNET UK has reported that a number of people have already received their copies of Windows 7, despite its official release date of 22 October.The report stated that some UK customers had received a copy of the new operating system as early as Monday.