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Dell rolls out rugged OptiPlex PC for retailers

Dell has rolled out a ruggedized, OEM variant of its OptiPlex business-class PCs during the opening of National Retail Federation show in New York city. As part of our free-ranging discussion of the OEM and embedded systems business that helps Dell make its numbers each quarter, the computer maker let slip that it had the …
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Windows 7 OEM prices revealed

Online retailer NewEgg has coughed up OEM pricing details for Windows 7 this week, revealing deep discounts from the full retail version. If you want Microsoft's latest OS on the cheap and missed out on earlier promotions, it's certainly not a bad way to go. Strictly speaking, OEM copies are intended for computer builders, but …
Austin Modine, 30 Sep 2009

Coming soon - LSI: Filer

LSI's customers will soon be able to buy a filer from the company as a result of its ONStor acquisition. According to LSI's product marketing director Steve Gardner, the integration of ONStor into LSI is going well. Fifty ONStor staff out of the overall headcount of around eighty have joined LSI: "We got 100 per cent of who we …
Chris Mellor, 4 Sep 2009
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Microsoft forbids changes to Windows 7 netbook wallpaper

Netbook users running Windows 7 Starter Edition better learn to enjoy Microsoft's default desktop background, because that's all they're getting. Windows 7 Starter Edition not only blocks end-users from swapping the original Windows-provided wallpaper, colors, and sound schemes - OEMs and partners aren't allowed into the …
Austin Modine, 19 Jun 2009
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Nokia kicks OEMs to the kerb

Nokia is getting out of third-party manufacturing, a move that will see the Finnish giant spending $5bn less on making handsets, according to specialists iSuppli. Seventeen per cent of Nokia's manufacturing was outsourced to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in 2008, according to Reuters, and that’s the business from …
Bill Ray, 30 Mar 2009
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Microsoft slings Windows Home Server in OEM bargain bin

Microsoft has slashed the OEM price of its Windows Home Server software by 30 per cent. The firm said on Friday that the channel would get more “value” out of the system builder version, the pricing for which changed on 1 November. Of course, many will wonder – in these head-in-the-cloud days – why such a product is desirable …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Nov 2008
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IBM, Intel open blade switch specs

Server maker IBM and sometime-server maker Intel partnered in 2002 to jointly create and endorse blade servers based on Big Blue's chassis: the BladeCenter. In 2004, the companies opened up the specifications to the chassis so they could help foster a community of blade, switch, and peripheral manufacturers. And today, they're …

Microsoft signs assemblers to boost Xbox 360 output

Microsoft is rumoured to have signed deals with two additional manufacturers to make Xbox 360s. The claim follows reports that sales of the console have dropped in the US. Recently published figures from market watcher NPD show that Microsoft only sold 254,600 consoles through retail outlets in the US during February. Major …
James Sherwood, 18 Mar 2008

EMC dangles wee NAS code at OEMs

EMC is hoping to woo OEMs with a new piece of centralized file management software aimed at small and medium sized businesses and even home users itching to craft a NAS (network attached storage) setup. Their new LifeLine OEM software sits on a storage appliance, serving up backup and recovery functions along with data …
Austin Modine, 8 Jan 2008

Dell to embed Xen hypervisor in PowerEdge servers

Citrix Systems has wrangled Dell as the first Tier 1 server vendor to embed the Xen hypervisor in its x86 servers. The announcement comes just one day after Citrix completed its $500m purchase of the open-source virtualization firm, XenSource. Beginning next year, Dell's PowerEdge server line will have the option of shipping …
Austin Modine, 23 Oct 2007

XenSource dishes embedded hypervisor to OEMs

The hype for virtualization may be reaching a fever pitch, but market penetration remains at a high-ball figure of only about 7 per cent. The aim now falls squarely on selling in volume, so it's not a surprise to see the market eyeballing OEM vendors. Rumors have blown about virtualization leader VMware prepping a "light" …
Austin Modine, 5 Sep 2007

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