News to know: HP; Jobs at D8; Google-Windows; Computex

Job cuts at HP, the Steve Jobs Q&A at D8, Google's farewell to Windows and Intel's news from Computex are among today's top headlines. Get the rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.

Job cuts at HP, the Steve Jobs Q&A at D8, Google's farewell to Windows and Intel's news from Computex are among today's top headlines. Get the rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.

Here’s a look at Wednesday, June 2:

The news of job cuts is never easy and HP, as a part of a restructuring and reinvestment of its enterprise services unit, had to drop the bomb: 9,000 positions will be cut over the next three years. That's a blow, but as the company restructures, it will eventually add back 6,000 positions.

Steve Jobs kicked off the D8 conference with a Q&A session that didn't provide any news - those headlines come next week when Jobs delivers the opening keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Forum. Jobs did, however, provide some insight into Flash, the lost/stolen iPhone, AT&T and iPads.

Google is done with Microsoft Windows and is phasing out Windows PCS for employee use, pushing Mac or Linux instead because they're more secure - but is that a valid argument? Ryan Naraine says the security argument makes little sense. Still, the attack Windows' security comes as the Google is nearing the launch of its own OS, Chrome, and raises questions about the future of Windows. Will people defect? Jason Perlow is ready now. Finally, take a poll and cast your vote to "Which OS is most secure?

Intel grabbed a couple of headlines of its own at the Computex show: a demonstration of Sandy Bridge, it's next-generation microarchitecture, as well as announcements of dual-cores for netbooks and Oak Trail for tablets.

Want to see some of those tablets and netbooks Intel was showcasing at Computex? Check out the gallery.