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Lenovo may bid to acquire RIM in smartphone boost: Report

PC making giant Lenovo may be mulling a bid to acquire the BlackBerry maker. But the Canadian government would likely have to approve any sale of the company--especially if it's being sold to the Chinese, considering recent US worries.

January 24, 2013

Windows 8 showdown: Face-off on whether Windows still matters

Windows 8 is coming this year, Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be out later this month, and the burning question is: does anybody care? ZDNet editor and long-time Linux proponent Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols claims Windows 8 will be DOA. Meanwhile, ZDNet Government and DIY-IT editor David Gewirtz (who claims all operating systems annoy him to one degree or another), claims Windows 8 is here to stay, that it matters for "real work," and so will Windows 9. In this video, originally presented as a live webcast on Feburary 15, 2012, here two opposing views on whether Windows is still relevant in a world where iPads, Android devices, and even Linux are grabbing more and more consumer attention:Discover why SJVN (as he's known to the blog-o-sphere) claims that the new Windows Metro user-interface is already stillborn and why Windows is just no longer relevant.Explore why Gewirtz (who recently vowed to move his servers back to Windows, with mixed technical results, and thousands of crazed ZDNet comments), claims that Windows is here to stay, new Microsoft UIs are often imperfect at first, and the Microsoft juggernaut will not be defeated.Learn about why the Post-PC era isn't really here yet and why most productive people can't really survive without a desktop PC or laptop.If you use computers in your business, Windows will be a factor. Don't miss this video featuring CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz, one of America's leading cyberdefense experts, and ZDNet Contributing Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, one of America's most-read technology journalists.Bring popcorn. Three ugly, middle-aged men argue about operating systems. It just doesn't get any better than this! Sparks will fly and there will be fireworks

February 29, 2012 by

Govt to consolidate IT services next

The Federal Government's peak IT strategy agency has already kicked off whole-of-government procurement initiatives in areas like desktop PC hardware, software and telecommunications. Now it's turned its eye to ICT services.

December 5, 2010 by

Global cyberwar: Installed in your PC at home, the office and government

The defending nation doesn't even get an email declaring war; it just starts with a click of a mouse button or set of instructions sent by a cell phone. This type of war is becoming easier to wage with less sophistication or rationale. The debate within the U.S. Government is over: It wants to ensure that a Cyber war can be won and defeated if attacked.

October 20, 2009 by

Macedonia rolls out 53,000 Classmate PCs

The government of Macedonia announced today that it was the first Balkan country to deploy a major 1:1 computing effort, deploying 53,000 Classmate PCs to all of the country's first through third graders. Perhaps just as importantly, the program also provides all 22,000 teachers in grades 1-8 with an Asus Eee PC and extensive professional development on the use of 1:1 resources in the classroom.

October 5, 2009 by

Chinese gov't in further Green Dam concessions

PC makers will no longer have to pre-install Green Dam censorware on PCs in China, the government has announced.The official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday that Li Yizhong, China's minister of industry and information technology, had announced that consumers would not have to install the software.

August 13, 2009 by

July 1: Day for offline protest against Green Dam

While PC makers are saying nothing about the impending July 1 deadline to install Green Dam Youth Escort on machines sold in China, as The Wall Street Journal non-reports in a non-story, Beijing artist Ai Weiwei is agitating for Chinese citizens to protest by staying offline July 1. The Daily News reports:Ai recently used Twitter to call on Chinese citizens to cease internet use as the government debuts Green Dam.

June 24, 2009 by

Aust police to get hacking powers

The New South Wales Government plans to empower state police to hack into computers remotely, with PC owners remaining ignorant about these searches for up to three years.

March 9, 2009 by

State of the program: PCs in schools

The Federal Government has promised to spend $2 billion to give a PC to every Australian student in years nine to 12. But where is the program at so far? Our round-up shows the state of Kevin Rudd's initiative.

February 8, 2009 by

Gov't loses a PC a week

The government averaged losing one PC per week over the last year, according to figures collated by the Conservatives.A Friday report by the Press Association said that Tory front-bencher Grant Shapps, who had put together the figures from answers to parliamentary questions, had found that 53 PCs had gone missing from government over the past year.

November 24, 2008 by

Vietnam PC market grew 5% YTY in Q2 2008

The Vietnam client PC market grew 5.0% YOY to 337,000 units in Q2 2008. However, total shipments in Q2 2008 fell 5.6% from Q1 2008 due to the sluggish economy, the unstable exchange rate, and the decision of government and enterprises to cut back on investments in IT products. In 2Q08, the consumer segment grew [...]

October 27, 2008

500,000 Classmates for Portugal

Amid rumours of a 'third-generation' Classmate PC, Intel has announced that it's to supply half a million of its second-generation (9in. screen) netbooks to the Portuguese government for use in elementary schools.

July 31, 2008 by

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