It looks as though a dozen or so American businesses will be giving Google's new attempt at the network computer a serious trial. Taiwan-based DigiTimes reports that Inventec has "already shipped about 60,000 Chrome OS-based netbooks to Google" for the pilot programme announced yesterday (see Google: Chrome OS netbooks coming in mid 2011).
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One of my favorite applications from way back when I had Palm OS devices was BugMe! This application allowed me to capture handwritten notes and set custom alarms. Today, we see that Electric Pocket released a version of BugMe! for BlackBerry devices and brings that same functionality we saw over 10 years ago, along with improvements reflecting today's technology. BugMe! for BlackBerry is available in the BlackBerry App World store for $2.99 and there is a free "3 note" trial available.
My mobile device history dates back to 1997 with my US Robotics Pilot 1000 and I still have a few Palm OS applications that I enjoy using. If you have Palm OS applications that you still need to run and now have moved onto S60, UIQ, or Windows Mobile you can use StyleTap and still use most Palm applications. The Symbian (S60 and UIQ) version has been in closed beta for some time and according to the Symbian Guru the S60 version was just made available for trial and purchase (US$49.95).
Opera Software, based in Oslo, Norway, released its fourth beta version of Opera 5.0 for Macintosh platform OS X. New features include support for Apple Computer's QuickTime multimedia software and patches for unspecified bugs. Opera's Mac browsers, including a final release of version 5.0 for Mac operating systems 7.5.3-9.2.x, are available for download from the Opera Web site, with a 30-day advertising-free trial. Opera also released version 6.01 and Opera Composer for the Windows operating system. The browser comes with several minor changes as well as a start-up page made by Terra Lycos. Composer is new software that lets people design their own browser interface with custom graphics, link lists, language preferences and buttons. --Paul Festa, Special to ZDNet News
A row develops after the photo giant finds a trial version of Windows XP favors Microsoft's own digital imaging tool. It's all part of the master plan for the upcoming OS.
As the 'other' Microsoft trial opens, Bristol says the software giant abused its OS dominance.
Calling for the government to impose "operating system neutrality" to ensure fair and free industry competition, Intuit Inc.'s top executive lambasted Microsoft Corp.
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