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Alexander Wolfe is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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posted in May 2007

With Toshiba Turion Laptop Deal, AMD Regains Ground On Intel

AMD has released additional information surrounding its important design win announced early Tuesday, in which Toshiba said it would ship laptops equipped with processors from the Avis of chip makers. As was the case when Dell opted for AMD, it's big industry news anytime a major PC manufacturers diverges from an Intel-only strategy. For AMD, the big challenge remains making such market advances stick, as opposed to the two-steps forward, one-step backwards dance it's been doing for the past fe

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Linux Supporters Arrogant? You Be The Judge

Never one to shy away from a good argument--the mark of the employed blogger is a very thick skin--I'd like to continue the debate kicked off by my recent post, on Dell's decision to offer PCs equipped with Ubuntu Linux. My tepid post, in which I gingerly chided Dell for not caveating its Ubuntu offerings up the wazoo, while at the same time complimenting the previously direct-sales-only PC powerhouse a

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Novell Tips Details Of Microsoft Linux Deal, Spotlighting FSF Opposition

The Free Software Foundation, that merry band of advocates of the GNU/Linux operating system (don't call it "Linux" -- FSF president Richard Stallman will get mad), is looking to throw a monkey wrench into the peace pact between Novell and Microsoft. Under that deal, signed last November, Novell insulated itself from Linux patent suits from Redmond and got millions of dollars in much-needed cash to boot. Now, Novell financial filings release

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Dell Ubuntu PCs Are Best Friend Linux Ever Had

Is Linux its own worst enemy when it comes to gaining converts on the desktop? That's what I said in a recent post, in reference to Dell's impending release of systems equipped with Ubuntu Linux. And, boy, did I get an earful of reader comments. This time, I've got another beef: Now that Dell has formally announced the machines, the Dell page offering the Ubuntu boxes for sale (Post a Comment

Google Unified Search Is Only The Beginning

Something is happening in online search and we don't really know where it's headed. That's my conclusion, two days into the buzz surrounding the debut of Google's new "universal" search. The feature beefs up the results returned when you do search on Google's home page, adding news, videos, images, and maps to the search results you used to get.

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Will AMD's Quad Core Be A Phenom?

Will AMD's announcement that it'll ship its Phenom (previously, Agena) desktop and Barcelona server quad-core processors later this year blunt the advantage Intel has achieved by being first to market with quads?

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No Longer Live, Not On Memorex: The Cassette Is Dead

It's official: those mix tapes that used to melt when you left them on the dashboard have been relegated to the dustbin of technological history. A spate of stories out of the UK is proclaiming that the cassette is dead, on the news that Currys, the British equivalent of Best Buy, has announced it'll stop selling them.

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With Santa Rosa, Intel's Laptops Get Serious About Wireless

Are you a desktop PC person, into having the highest performance processor, graphics card, and memory you can cram into a mini-tower? Then you're so yesterday, because Intel sees consumer laptops as the next big thing (okay, they already are). The chip giant intends to use its new Santa Rosa platform and next year's Montevina, to drive the market from its current density of less than "half a notebook per household" to one notebook per person.

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Sun's JavaPhone Could Beat Apple To The iPhone Punch

Seems like everybody wants to get in on the "I've got a better smartphone" party. The "best press coverage for something that doesn't exist award" goes to Apple, which has earned plaudits for its iPhone, even though there's a big question mark as to how well the thing will work. Now Sun has struck back.

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