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Asustek aims to keep lead with Atom Eee PCs

Several new rivals to Asustek Computer's popular Eee PC low-cost laptop have launched so far at Computex this year, but Asustek fired back on Tuesday with new models based on Intel's Atom microprocessor.

Acer sets bold target for sales of new mini-laptop

Coming to the market late with a new product doesn't phase Acer. The world's third largest PC vendor launched its new Aspire one mini-laptop on Tuesday, forecasting sales of up to seven million units this year and 15 to 20 million next year.

Ubuntu offers Remix, a lighter Linux for mobile users

To keep up with the growing popularity of the recent wave of low-cost, flash drive-equipped, wireless, small form factor "netbook" computers, Ubuntu Linux this week announced its own specially modified Linux operating system that can run on the machi...

Microsoft extends XP deadline for low-cost PCs

Microsoft has further extended the life of Windows XP so that computer makers can include the operating system on low-cost desktop PCs, the company announced at the Computex trade show on Tuesday.

Ambos get world first mobile data app

Ambulance services across Australia are rolling out a new laptop data application to store clinical information on thousands of patients to improve paramedic training, patient care, industry standards and research.

FAQ: XP deathwatch, T-minus 4 weeks

The march toward Windows XP's retail and OEM June 30 retirement party continues. Four weeks from today is Microsoft's deadline for mainstream computer makers to stop selling new PCs with the old OS, and the date the Redmond Wash.-based developer will...

Intel, Via face off over low-cost laptops

As the market for small, low-cost laptops grows, Intel increasingly finds itself competing against Taiwan's Via Technologies rather than its traditional rival, Advanced Micro Devices.

Desktops becoming a less viable business

Once at the epicenter of PC makers' profits, desktops are losing their luster as a viable market as companies are hit by thinner profit margins and more emphasis is placed on mobility, analysts said.

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