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Despite features, Longhorn unlikely to boost PC industry
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. released the schedule and sketched out some of the main features of Longhorn, its next major version of Windows.
Dell to expand India outsourcing, says report
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Dell Computer plans to add 2,000 people in India by the year's end as the PC maker seeks to make the country a hub for software development and back-office work, an Associated Press report said Friday (April 29).
Microsoft throws UWB support to WiMedia Alliance
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. has become a member of the WiMedia Alliance, the larger of the two trade organizations supporting competing proposals for ultrawideband short-range wireless technology.
Fan-free Pentium-M boards run Windows CE 5.0
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
If you're designing a low power embedded application based on the ubiquitous PC architecture, you'll be interested in this line of boards from Ampro Computers. It now offers four single-board computers based on the Windows CE 5.0 operating system. Best of all, none of these board-level PCs requires a cooling fan.
Samsung, Microsoft prototype disk drive with flash buffer
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
A flash memory from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has been used as a buffer within a prototype rotating disk drive developed with Microsoft Corp. to support the Longhorn operating system, Samsung said.
Generic 2-wire I2C software added to open source
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4/22/2005   Post a comment
eCosCentric Ltd. has contributed the generic I2C bus infrastructure from its eCosPro product line for inclusion within the public eCos project.
Ampro releases four Windows CE 5.0 SBCs
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
Providing additional proof that Microsoft's Windows CE is gaining some acceptance in the embedded market, Ampro Computers Inc., has just released four small footprint Pentium-based single board computers based on Version 5.0 of the OS.
Ruggedized industrial computers pack Tualatin processors, chipsets
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
If you're designing ruggedized embedded subsystems, check out four new embedded processor boards based on Intel's latest Tualatin micros and 815E chipsets. They come in PC/104-Plus and PCI-104 form-factors.
Xybernaut fires CEO, COO amidst scandal allegations
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
Mobile and wearable computer hardware vendor Xybernaut Corp. said Wednesday (April 20) it had fired several top-level officers and announced the resignation of its accounting firm after an independent audit revealed widespread management corruption, including the use of company funds for personal expenses and nepotism by the company's CEO.
Microsoft tips plans for Longhorn embedded
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4/15/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft offered some early insight into a planned embedded version of its upcoming Longhorn operating system.
Alacritech wins injunction against Microsoft on Longhorn net technology
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4/14/2005   Post a comment
Alacritech Inc. has won a preliminary injunction prohibiting Microsoft Corp. from shipping key software to enable Ethernet acceleration in its next-generation of Windows dubbed Longhorn.
Mac OS X: Apples 'Tiger' kommt Ende April
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Was lange währt, wird auch einmal fertig: Ende April will Apple sein neues Betriebssystem 'Tiger' in der Desktop- und Serverversion (Mac OS X 10.4) auf den Markt bringen.
Apple to ship 'Tiger' Mac operating systems
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4/12/2005   Post a comment
Apple will ship the desktop and server versions of its long-awaited "Tiger" operating system at the end of the month.
Less-than-$1500 data-acq board packs USB, 300-MHz DSP
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4/11/2005   Post a comment
Data acquisition board maker Data Translation is now shipping a less-than-$1500 data acquisition and control board. As a 2-channel-in/2-channel-out board, it's intended for price-sensitive systems. "The E in the product designation stands for economy," says DT product manager Tim Ludy.
LynuxWorks drafted for Future Combat Systems project
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4/11/2005   Post a comment
LynuxWorks Inc. announced that its safety-critical, real-time operating system will be used in a key part of the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems program.
U.S. Air Force, Sun team on Java
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4/5/2005   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems Inc. announced Tuesday that the Headquarters Operations and Sustainment Systems Group of the Dept. of the Air Force is the first Dept. of Defense organization to completely implement a Java Center of Excellence (JCOE) program.
SCO refiles financial paperwork with SEC
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
Litigious Unix vendor SCO Group Inc. has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a bid to get its stock back in the good graces of the financial markets.
Slot-0 VXI controller runs Pentium-4 micro
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
Here's a new VXI Slot-0 controller that packs a Pentium-4 microprocessor. Alternatively, on-board strapping can let this VMEbus board be used as a VXI-based processor in non-Slot-0 applications.
Kostenloses Linux-Entwicklungskit
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
Weil Linux bei Entwicklern immer beliebter wird, unterstützt Xilinxs kostenloses Entwicklungskit jetzt auch dieses Betriebssystem.

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