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Google open-sources operating system
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Google announced the open-sourcing of code for Chrome OS, the cloud-based operating system the company is developing to power netbooks.
Qualcomm demos Adobe Flash 10 on ARM-based netbook
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
Mobile phone service provider AT&T is going to supply customers with the first ARM-based netbook, according to Paul Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.). Jacobs showed the Lenovo-made device to attendees at the company's investor day in New York Thursday (Nov. 12).
AMD sketches out two new x86 cores
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
AMD sketched rough outlines of two new x86 cores—including a rival to Intel's Atom--the company plans to put in products for 2011 and said it has working versions of its first 32nm Fusion chips that integrate x86 and graphics cores and will sample them before June.
HyperTransport leaps into server clusters
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
The HyperTransport Consortium aims to disclose extensions to the HyperTransport physical layer before the end of the year, enabling a new class of systems using HyperTransport to link a mixture of processors and systems using both coherent and non-coherent links.
Lenovo: Win7 beats Linux in netbooks
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
Improvements in Windows 7 will make it less likely notebook makers will adopt Linux-based operating systems, said a technology executive at Lenovo, but the notebook giant will evaluate new alternatives including Google's Chrome OS.


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