Supercomputers go from biggest to cheapest

The increasing power of supercomputers has gone from gee-whiz to ho-hum. IBM, with its petaflop-exceeding Roadrunner, seems to maintain a near permanent position on the Top500 supercomputer list, and it may be a longtime before it gives up the crown.

Analyst: $120 for Windows 7 'way too much'

Microsoft's pricing of Windows 7 threatens to derail its efforts to move users off the aging Windows XP and make them forget the bad taste of Vista, a retail research analyst said today.

Microsoft Australia announces local Windows 7 prices

Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7, will cost between $199 and $469 for upgrade and full versions when it launches in Australia on October 22 this year. The software company will offer six retail versions of the Windows Vista successor, with...

Pirate Bay judge cleared of bias charges

The Swedish Court of Appeals has found that Tomas Norström was not biased when he delivered the guilty verdict against the four people involved in running the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, it said on Thursday.

Acer pushes AMD into netbook space

Advanced Micro Devices has quietly released a low-voltage chip that has made its way into a new netbook from Acer, forcing the chip designer into the netbook space.

Telstra reveals iPhone 3GS pricing

Telstra, the last of the big three carriers to unveil pricing, has finally unveiled its iPhone 3G S plans, just hours before the official release of Apple's latest smartphone in Australia.

New chips don't deliver, Facebook says

The latest generations of server processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices don't deliver the promised gains in performance, according to the head of technical operations at Facebook, a massive consumer of servers.

Microsoft extends Dynamics service pack support

Microsoft Dynamics ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) users now have more flexibility in deploying the vendor's service pack updates, which are periodically released to address bug fixes and make feature imp...

Pirate Party finds France fertile territory

Sweden's Pirate Party won 7.13 percent of the vote in elections earlier this month. Its campaign for the respect of privacy, the reform of copyright law and the abolition of the patent system earned it a seat in the European Parliament, and it may ye...

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