IBM backs Firefox browser

IBM is seriously becoming the champion of open source.  It’s recent acquisition of Gluecode and this support of Firefox certainly says it’s so. The open source Firefox has been given a boost in the corporate world, with IBM?s plan to encourage its employees to use the browser instead of Microsoft?s Internet Explorer. IBM employees can now download the Firefox browser …more

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New Xbox a console you can’t refuse

Click the link below to visit Legit Reviews Forum and read the entire article along with the new Xbox 360′s amazing specs. Microsoft’s new machine, expected to be in stores this holiday season, was front and center during a special that aired on MTV Thursday night. Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings”) hosted and the …more

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Microsoft,Toshiba in cross-licensing deal

The pact allows Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker, and Toshiba, the world’s third-largest notebook computer manufacturer, to use each other’s patents on computer and digital electronics technologies, a Microsoft spokesman in Japan said. Although Microsoft already held cross-licensing agreements with the likes of Sun Microsystems Inc. (SUNW.O: Quote, Profile, Research) , Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE: …more

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Microsoft To Be Your PC’s Doctor

Microsoft “just wants to be your everything.” Today, Microsoft announced plans to introduce Windows OneCare. The subscription-based service will offer consumers a comprehensive, easy to use package of tools to keep their Windows-base personal computers operational. “Windows OneCare is the next major advance in our ongoing efforts to help keep consumers’ Windows-based PCs ‘healthy’ in …more

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 1.0.4

Firefox 1.0.4 is a security update that is part of Mozilla’s ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version. Here’s what’s new in Firefox 1.0.4: MFSA 2005-44 Privilege escalation via non-DOM property overrides MFSA 2005-43 “Wrapped” javascript: urls bypass security checks MFSA 2005-42 Code execution …more

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Can Yahoo’s New Music Service Earn a Profit?

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  I just decided to subscribe to one of these music download services and had decided to try the new Raphsody service.  But now here comes Yahoo, and the price seems right.  Besides pricing, what should a consumer look for when choosing a music downoad service? Yahoo’s Music Unlimited service, which became available yesterday, allows …more

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Gates outlines his vision for Windows Mobile

It’s also interesting to see how Microsoft’s productivity applications are being integrated into the mobile platform. Here are a few remarks from Gates’ speech, which is available on Microsoft’s Website. “And so this industry has got to seize the opportunity and Windows Mobile 5.0, whether it’s in productivity, whether it’s in customization capabilities or in …more

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Toshiba Developing 45GB HD-DVD Disc

Despite reports in a Japanese newspaper stating that Toshiba and Sony may be close to deal that would standardize on Blu-ray for next-generation DVDs, Toshiba has announced the development of a higher capacity disc in its competing format, HD-DVD. The 45GB capacity would eliminate Blu-ray’s size advantage. BetaNews

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Next-gen consoles take center stage

In mid-May, a key conference takes place–the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, where trends, and in some cases bets, are set. During the holidays, companies watch to see if their bets paid off and if they successfully steered new directions. At this year’s E3, slated for May 16 to May 20 in Los Angeles, all …more

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W3C Plots Better Browsing For PDAs

I’ll say it again, Mobiles are hot, hot, hot.  Pretty soon we’ll have to go to museums to see what a desktop was like because we’ll all be in Mobile Land.  See you there. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today jumpstarted a bid to make it easier to access the Web from a mobile …more

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Microsoft, Philips marry Windows with Nexperia

Philips Electronics will make semiconductors for consumer electronics devices capable of playing Windows Media audio and video files as part of a nonexclusive deal with Microsoft, the companies said Wednesday. The Eindhoven, Netherlands, company’s Nexperia range of chips is used in devices such as mobile phone handsets, DVD players and digital television sets. Philips will …more

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IBM makes addition to TotalStorage line

Talk About!  TotalStorage indeed!  67 terabytes, the question is what can’t I store on IBM’s new storage device? IBM has added a new four-gigabit-per-second storage system to its midrange lineup. The storage device, DS4800, can support up to 67 terabytes of data, Big Blue said Wednesday. The addition to the TotalStorage lineup is designed to …more

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Google Puts Brakes On Maxed-Out Web Accelerator

According to this article, Google’s Web Accelerator application is already out of date and off the mark when it comes to it’s target audience, broadband users.  Hopefully, Google realizes that long suffering dial-up users would certainly welcome such a tool. But Google’s Web Accelerator is a waste of time, not a time saver, for the group it’s …more

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Maxtor Brings OneTouch Backup Simplicity to Small Business Market

 Extending its leadership in external storage and backup, Maxtor Corporation announced that it has taken the simplicity of its award-winning Maxtor OneTouch II drive and created a one-of-a-kind server backup solution for small businesses. The new Maxtor OneTouch II Small Business Edition drive provides easy installation, automatic backups, quick restore features, remote notification, and simple …more

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