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Microsoft rolls out first XP service pack

Microsoft on Friday announced it will release a beta of its first service pack for Windows XP late this month that contains a wide assortment of new bug fixes and features, as well as the first changes that bring the operating system into compliance ...

Ximian bundles StarOffice

Ximian on Monday gave a boost to the fortunes of Sun Microsystems's StarOffice desktop applications suite, announcing it will bundle the freshly minted Version 6.0 with a handful of its desktop products and software management services.

Big Blue thinks small -- and medium

Having catered to developers and business partners focused on corporate accounts with several product announcements at its recent developerWorks Live conference, IBM turned its attention to the other end of the market yesterday with a new program and...

IBM pries lid off new Linux toolkits

IBM bolstered its support for the Linux development community on Monday unveiling its WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Linux along with WebSphere Studio Site Developer, both of which are built on the company's Eclipse open-source developmen...

Ximian ships connector for Microsoft Exchange

Ximian on Monday officially released its Ximian Connector for Microsoft Exchange, along with its Red Carpet Corporate Connect, a Web-based service that provides users with centralized software maintenance and version management of Linux workgroups.

LINUXWORLD: Caldera to ship Web-based management system

Looking to boost its Web services strategy, Caldera International said that it will deliver next month version 1.1 of its Volution Manager, a Web-based management and administration system that supports the best-selling versions of Linux.

LINUXWORLD: Proprietary era is over, IBM exec to say

In this keynote address at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo on Wednesday, a top IBM executive plans to proclaim that the heyday of proprietary platforms are over and that open-source computing will be what primarily shapes e-businesses, particularly op...

Microsoft cleans up Office XP

Trying to give users more incentive to move over to Office XP as well as to its Windows XP operating system, Microsoft Corp. has released its first Service Pack for the desktop productivity suite that focuses on improved performance, security, and re...

Corel outlines strategic roadmap

Although they are not expecting profits for another year, Corel Corp. executives on Wednesday outlined a three-point initiative they hope will deliver the company to profitability by 2003.

Microsoft shows off Tablet PC and SDK

Microsoft gave users a glimpse at what it believes will be the next major advance in portable computing at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) this week.

Ximian formalizes open-source friendships

Ximian Inc. helped the Linux community's cause on Monday by announcing that several open-source vendors have agreed to deploy its open-source applications and updates via its Red Carpet software management service.

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MSI has long pushed the boundaries of invention with its ever-evolving range of laptops but it has now pulled off a world first with the new MSI Creative 17.

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