Apple has introduced updated versions of its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac desktop computers with Intel's Sandy Bridge chip and Thunderbolt data transfer technology
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Apple has unveiled this year's range of MacBook Pro notebooks, which all feature significant performance and data-transfer boosts over their predecessors
Snow Leopard Server includes major updates to some of the OS's core components and is now fully 64-bit. Ease of use, plus simple and affordable licensing make OS X a viable alternative to Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, although we had problems with one or two features.
I finally installed the Windows 7 release candidate that the folks from Microsoft were kind enough to pass on a couple weeks ago at the Intel Classmate Ecosystem Summit. I could have installed it on my Mac, but I already have Vista running with Boot Camp with a fair amount of Windows software that I didn't want to reinstall (or couldn't for lack of install media).
So, Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" users will be able to upgrade to 10.6 "Snow Leopard" for $29 once it's released in September. Should Microsoft give the same deal to Vista users?
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If you're shopping at the premium end of the business desktop market, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than the Dell OptiPlex 960.
Despite its strong performance, the tacky design and inflated price leaves the Toshiba Tecra R10 behind the competition.
The Fujitsu Lifebook S6520 is a decent refresh with Centrino 2 parts, but there are cheaper alternatives if portability is of utmost importance.
Walt Mossberg just posted his fall guide called "Shopping for Basics and Saving Money on Your Next PC" with a focus on tight budgets in tough economic times. Although Mossberg consistently recommends Macs, he can't sidestep the price gap between Macs and Windows boxes this go around:I consider the Mac operating system, Leopard, to be faster, easier and more stable than Windows XP or Windows Vista.
Dell has released its second Intel Atom-based laptop, the Inspiron Mini 12. Because it carries the Mini moniker and uses Atom, the Mini 12 is widely referred to as a netbook even though it blurs the lines with conventional laptops with its 12-inch display and Windows Vista Home Edition.
Now that I have a recent-vintage MacBook for testing, I'm finally able to make some head-to-head comparisons between OS X and Vista. Because this system has a mere 1GB of RAM, I was curious to get a sense of how thrifty OS X Leopard is when it comes to memory usage. Vista gets a bad rap for demanding huge amounts of resources. Is that reputation fair or accurate? I put both systems to the test so I could see for myself. The results were surprising.
Lenovo has continued the ThinkPad tradition of no-nonsense business laptops with the SL500, which provides good value and is powered by the Intel Centrino 2 architecture, and comes loaded with Windows Vista Business.
Intel’s decision to continue using Windows XP instead of migrating to Windows Vista is being spun as a stunning rebuke to Microsoft and a rejection of Windows Vista. Except that there’s nothing new here. The same thing happened in 2002, when Windows XP was shiny and new. Corporations like Intel are always slow to roll out new Windows versions. Add in a slowing economy and a new Windows version due to arrive next year and you have all the ingredients an IT department needs to skip a version. So why is this a surprise to anyone?
Microsoft got where it is today through its influence over manufacturers. It no longer has the control it once enjoyed.
Microsoft got where it is today through its influence over manufacturers. It no longer has the control it once enjoyed
Yesterday, Microsoft sent out a press release, which is not uncommon. What is uncommon is to get one unconnected with a product launch, an event or some major change in strategy.
Reports suggest XP is being offered at a discounted rate to makers of low-cost subnotebooks, but only if they agree to limit the devices' hardware specs
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