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ZeuS KICKS that SaaS: Trojan raids Salesforce.com accounts

Miscreants have forged a variant of the infamous ZeuS banking Trojan that targets enterprise data held by clients of CRM giant Salesforce.com. The ZeuS variant does not exploit a vulnerability in the Salesforce.com platform itself but rather penetrates the insecure devices of corporate workers accessing Salesforce.com. The …
John Leyden, 26 Feb 2014
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Windows XP support ends two years from now

Support for Windows XP will end two years from today, on April 8th, 2014*. XP was shipped to OEMs on August 24th, 2001 and reached average punters on October 25th. Plenty bought it and plenty still run it: Gartner's July 2011 assessment of the global OS population suggested "Windows XP Home and Follow-Ons" had 68 million users …
Simon Sharwood, 07 Apr 2012
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Asus Eee Keyboard launched

Asus' Eee Keyboard - a full netbook built into a keyboard chassis - has been demo'd time after time by the manufacturer and now, more than a year after it was first seen, the computer may actually be coming to market. You can see our video of the product here. This weekend, Asus formally announced the machine in its native …
Tony Smith, 04 May 2010

Intel's Atomic 'Pine Trail' arrives early

Intel's new-and-slightly-improved Atom processors and support chips met the waiting world Monday morning, a couple of weeks earlier than their oft-rumored rollout at the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their early appearance is one of the only surprises about the new Atom platform, code-named Pine …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Dec 2009
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MSI Wind Top AE1900

Review All-in-one PCs have been around for ages and it’s not hard to understand their appeal. They feature the wire-free tidiness of a laptop, combined with the big screen of a desktop PC. The concept sustains many admirers, with Apple’s iMac range doing very well indeed with just such a form factor. MSI Wind Top AE1900 MSI's Wind Top …
Paul Monckton, 12 Oct 2009
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Fujitsu M2010 netbook

Review Earlier this year, Fujitsu launched a somewhat unsuccessful assault on the netbook market with its Amilo Mini UI 3250. Suffering from a slow hard drive, fiddly keyboard and ever-so-slightly-ugly chassis, it didn’t fare too well in our review. Fujitsu M2010 Fujitsu’s M2010: still room for improvement Now, just a few months …
Will Stapley, 06 Oct 2009
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Samsung intros Europe's first Nvidia Ion netbook

IFA Samsung formally launched its Nvidia Ion-based netbook, the N510, at IFA this week - though the machine has been available to buy in Europe for a week or so, if you look hard enough. The N510 also sports an 11.6in, 1366 x 768 display, which will surely appeal to folk who find the netbook-standard 1024 x 600 too cramped. …
Tony Smith, 04 Sep 2009
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Best Buy demos Dell netbook running... Mac OS X

Clearly uninspired by Windows XP Home, one Best Buy staffer slapped Mac OS X on one of the chain's demo Dell Inspiron Mini 910v netbooks, if pictures posted on the internet are to be taken at face value. Hackintosh at Best Buy Best Buy's hackintosh netbook (allegedly) Source: Gizmodo Whether snapped by a vistor to the …
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2009
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Samsung N310 netbook

Review Samsung has never been a supplier of cheap and cheerful netbooks, and the consumer-oriented N310, which expands the range beyond the more seriously styled NC10, NC20 and N120, still comes in with a suggested price of a pound under £400. For that, you’d expect something very special. Samsung N310 The N310: you'd never guess is …
Simon Williams, 09 Jul 2009
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Asus prices up tablet netbook

The Eee PC T91 touchscreen tablet netbook will finally arrive in Blighty next month - more than six months after the machine was first demo'd. Asus_T91_001 Asus' T91 tablet-cum-notebook The eye-catching T91 first turned heads back in January at CES, but Asus has left it until now to confirm that the machine will be available …
James Sherwood, 12 Jun 2009
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HP pumps out Mini PC trio

In an effort to satisfy customers' appetites for small and portable PCs, HP has expanded its Mini laptop line with the addition of three “information snacking” models. HP_Mini_trio HP's Mini 110 models flank the Mini 1101 (center) All three models sport 10.1in displays and your choice of either a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 or …
James Sherwood, 27 May 2009
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Dell punts germ-free netbook for school kids

Dell is now flogging a series of colorful netbooks aimed at the clumsy, snot-nosed germ-factories affectionately known as school children. The new Dell Latitude 2100 netbook line for the educational sector can be loaded with custom kid-intended kit like an antimicrobial keyboard, rubberized kickball-like exterior, and a special …
Austin Modine, 19 May 2009

Verizon hangs 3G contract on HP netbook

Verizon will unleash its 3G netbook over the weekend, and - as expected - it's an HP. The HP Mini 1151NR netbook will hit the Verizon website and US Verizon stores on Sunday, May 17, the company announced today. It will be priced at $249.99 - though Verizon prefers to call that $199.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate. Naturally, …
Cade Metz, 14 May 2009
Acer Aspire One 751

Acer Aspire One 751

Review The new Acer Aspire One 751 has a screen that measures 11.6in on the diagonal with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and that’s mighty big for a netbook. As it happens, we were told a few months back that Intel has strict rules about the sale of Atom N-series processors to avoid cannibalising the sales of Core 2 and Centrino products …
Leo Waldock, 08 May 2009
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Asus Eee Box B206

Review On the outside, there's little to distinguish the Asus Eee Box B206 from its predecessor - put the two side by side and you'd be hard pressed to spot the difference. The only real external clue is the DVI connector on the back of the original Eee Box has been replaced by an HDMI port instead. Asus Eee Box B206 Asus' new Eee Box …
Will Head, 07 May 2009
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Advent AIO-100

Review At first glance, you could be forgiven for mistaking the Advent AIO-100 for just a normal 18.4in monitor with what looks like a very sturdy base. However, inside that oversized foot sits a full working PC. Advent AIO-100 Advent's AIO-100: netbook internals The AIO-100 uses components you're more likely to see living inside a …
Will Head, 08 Apr 2009
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Microsoft killing free XP support next week

Microsoft will drop free support for handful of aging products next week, including consumer versions of Windows XP and Office 2003. On April 14, the Redmond giant ends "mainstream" support for Office 2003 in addition to Windows XP Home and Professional. This means the software will no longer include no-charge incident support, …
Austin Modine, 07 Apr 2009
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Latest MSI Wind netbook blows in

MSI has released official specifications for the latest addition to its Wind netbook family – the Atom-powered U123. MSI_Wind_U123_03 MSI's Wind U123: Aside from its 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor, the U123 also has an Intel 945GSE chipset inside and 1GB of DDR 2 memory. Storage capacity options include an 80GB, 120GB or …
James Sherwood, 27 Mar 2009
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Asus confirms Eee Box 206

Asus has officially launched the latest addition to its Eee Box desktop PC line: the 206. Asus_eee_box_206_white Asus' Eee Box 206: fit for HDMI Although first spied online back in December, Asus has now confirmed that the 223 x 178 x 16mm machine is based on Intel’s 1.6GHz N270 Atom processor and 945GSE chipset. An AMD ATI …
James Sherwood, 02 Mar 2009
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Samsung notebook-not-netbook gets VIA Nano CPU

Samsung has become the first netbook maker to unveil a machine based on VIA's Nano processor - as predicted. Samsung NC20 Samsung's NC20: VIA Nano on board VIA has often said the Nano is aimed at full-size laptops, leaving the new chip's predecessor, the C7-M, for netbooks, and to be fair, the Samsung NC20 - follow-up to …
Tony Smith, 27 Feb 2009
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Samsung NC10 netbook

Review The NC10 is Samsung's take on the Small, Cheap Computer but unlike many 'me too' netbook competitors, the South Korean giant has clearly put a bit of thought into differentiating its offering from the other Eee-alternatives out there. Samsung NC10 Samsung's NC10: not a bad looker Perhaps the most distinctive thing about the …
Will Head, 16 Feb 2009

Asus Eee PC S101 luxury netbook

Review Asus pretty much started the whole Small, Cheap Computer ball rolling with its first Eee PC just over a year ago. But now there are hundreds of the darn things, from every manufacturer imaginable, so how does Asus ensure it stays at the forefront of the market? By going high end, it seems - which is what it has done with its …
Will Head, 20 Nov 2008

Asus Eee Box Atom-based desktop mini PC

Review Asus' Eee marque may be associated with laptops, but it's been applied to desktops too, specifically the Eee Box, a slimline unit designed to stay in one place. The key to this Eee is still low-cost laptop technology: Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, the same chip used in Asus' top-of-the-line Eee portables. It's backed …
Tony Smith, 10 Oct 2008

Carphone Warehouse Webbook

Review The Elonex-made Webbook is a medium-sized machine, built around a 10.2in screen, and so goes up against the Asus Eee PC 1000 and the MSI Wind/Advent 4211, but at a lean price of £249. The form-factor of Small, Cheap Computers is still rather fluid, with the original Eee 701 and the Fujitsu FMV Biblio U/B50 showing there’s a …
Simon Williams, 29 Sep 2008

Medion launches mini laptop in UK

Medion has formally launched its entry into the Small, Cheap Computer arena: the MSI Wind-based Akoya Mini E1210. The Akoya sports a 10in, 1024 x 600 display driven by the mini laptop's chipset-integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics core. Intel supplies the CPU too: the standard 1.6GHz Atom N270. It's backed up by 1GB of DDR 2 …
Tony Smith, 03 Sep 2008
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Fujitsu leaks netbook news

Fujitsu Siemens Computers has expanded its Amilo PC range with a netbook addition. The Amilo Mini is based on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor running on Windows XP Home edition. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com What really sets the machine aside from other netbook rivals, such as Lenovo’s S9 and S10, is …
James Sherwood, 08 Aug 2008

Intel Classmate PC lands in UK for £239

Intel's kid-friendly cut-price computer concept has come to the UK courtesy of local supplier Actronix. Dubbed the JumPC, the Small, Cheap Computer is based on a 900MHz Intel Celeron Mobile processor and the chip giant's 915GMS chipset. It has 512MB of DDR 2 memory on board and 2GB of Flash storage - though you can select a …
Tony Smith, 17 Jul 2008
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Microsoft says ‘hasta la vista XP’ - well, kinda

Microsoft yesterday sent customers a letter reaffirming its plans to kill off Windows XP sales at the end of June and that system builders can continue to ship machines loaded with the OS until early 2009. That widely-known caveat has been viewed by many as a considerable insurance policy for the software giant, which has …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jun 2008

Asus Eee Box to debut in UK... minus Linux

Exclusive Asus will bring the Eee Box desktop to the UK in August. However, the company confirmed to Register Hardware that machine will initially only ship with Windows XP Home Edition. The compact desktop contains not Intel's desktop-oriented Atom 230 processor, as anticipated, but the less power-hungry notebook version, the N270, …
Tony Smith, 19 Jun 2008

RM relaunches Eee PC 900 as miniBook

UK education computing specialist RM - the firm formerly known as Research Machines - has announced its version of the Asus Eee PC 900. It'll sell the machine to schools for a mere £285 for the Windows XP model. Dubbed the miniBook, the RM machine matches the spec of the Asus-sold model exactly: 8.9in, 1024 x 600 display; …
Tony Smith, 16 Jun 2008

Acer punts £199 Linux laptop

Computex Acer has launched its Eee PC wannabe, the Aspire One, pitching the product to Brits at just £199 including VAT - even though it's "not a low-cost notebook", according to the company. The One's specs largely match those of its rivals: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor; 512MB of 533MHz DDR 2 memory with a single SO-Dimm slot for …
Tony Smith, 03 Jun 2008

Asus announces 10in, HDD-equipped Eee PC

Computex Asus has announced the anticipated Intel Atom-based Eee PC - and a pair of new models that, the company claimed, boost battery life to more than seven hours. Oh, and they sport 10in displays, hard drives and 802.11n Wi-Fi. As expected, the new version of the current 8.9in Eee PC 900 is the 901, while the 10in versions are …
Tony Smith, 03 Jun 2008

Medion takes aim at Asus' Eee

Medion, Europe's prime purveyor of low-cost PCs, phones and satnavs, is taking on Asus' Eee PC. Its Akoya sub-notebook will come in MacBook-like shiny black and white versions, sport a 10.2in display and cost just €399 ($620/£318). Medion hasn't detailed the Akoya's processor specifications, but Intel's Atom has to be the most …
Tony Smith, 20 May 2008
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Aliens, astronauts and Pope partition PC World

Comments It's been a while since astronauts were last in the public eye, but recently a bunch of them have been quoted as saying that aliens exist. Well, they should know, having undoubtedly exchanged glances with little green men through the windows of their space station. The government suppressed news of these encounters, naturally. …
Robin Lettice, 19 May 2008

MSI's 10in Eee PC rival priced up in UK

How much will MSI's would-be Eee PC beater set you back? £320 for the Linux version or £350 for the Windows XP Home release, according to UK importer Expansys. MSI Wind MSI's Wind: blowing into the UK in June Both models incorporate a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of memory, an 80GB hard drive, integrated Intel graphics …
Tony Smith, 09 May 2008
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MS pulls plugs on XP SP3 mass launch

Microsoft has pulled the general release of Windows XP service pack three (SP3) at the eleventh hour, blaming a “compatibility issue” for the cock-up. The software giant said late yesterday it was suspending mass download of the long-awaited service pack while it investigates the problem between its point-of-sale app – Dynamics …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Apr 2008
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'We could wake up smarter' - Ballmer hints at Win XP reprieve

Windows XP could yet be reprieved from end-of-life, if enough customers demand it, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today. Speaking at a news conference in Belgium Ballmer said: "XP will hit an end-of-life. We have announced one. If customer feedback varies we can always wake up smarter but right now we have a plan for end-of- …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Apr 2008

Asus launches second-gen Eee PC

Updated Asus has formally launched the second generation of the diminutive Eee PC sub-notebook, the 900. It confirmed the specs announced when it first unveiled the little laptop, but it was decidedly coy when it came to the machine's CPU. Asus Eee PC 900 Asus' Eee PC 900: bigger screen, more storage space The 900 is based around …
Tony Smith, 16 Apr 2008

Microsoft gives XP an extra two years to live (kinda)

Microsoft said today it will continue to sell Windows XP Home beyond its scheduled June 30 kill-date for the emerging class of "ultra-low-cost PCs," or ULCPCs. The operating system has been granted a reprieve until mid-2010, but only for the diminutive laptops such as the Asus Eee PC and Intel Classmate PC which lack the …
Austin Modine, 03 Apr 2008

Linux-less Eee PC launched in Japan

Asus has formally launched its bonsai laptop, the Eee PC, in Japan, pre-installing the machine with Windows XP Home Edition rather than Linux. The machine's specifications proved to be those of the standard 4GB solid-state disc model - the Eee PC 701, aka the 4G, though in Japan it's called the 4G-X. In addition to 4GB of …
Tony Smith, 23 Jan 2008

Monitor maker aims s.book sub-notebook at Asus Eee PC

Fancy Asus' tiny Eee PC but put off by the equally diminutive spec? Monitor specialist Belinea's s.book micro laptop may be just the ticket: it's got the same 7in screen as the 4GB Asus, but comes with double the memory, 20 times the storage capcity and a 1.2GHz CPU. To be fair, it'll set you back a little more than the Eee PC …
Tony Smith, 20 Dec 2007
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Vista Business sales soar like leaping dachshund

August numbers are in from Context, the European PC market watcher, and they show that the Vista is anything but Buena for Microsoft. Vista Business, the, um, business version of Vista, Microsoft's new operating system, slowed during the month, to grab a measly 13 per cent of unit PC sales through Europe's top IT disties. Maybe …
Drew Cullen, 03 Oct 2007
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Packard Bell pitches UMPC-like laptop

When a manufacturer unveils a computer with a 7in display but with practically notebook-class capabilities, most observers might assume it's a UMPC. However, Packard Bell claims the latest addition to its EasyNote range really is a notebook - it just happens to runs on a UMPC chipset. Packard_Bell_EasyNote_XSv2 Packard Bell's …
James Sherwood, 05 Sep 2007

Apple iPhone

Review No, Apple didn't send us an iPhone. Newsweek got one. And The Wall Street Journal. And The New York Times. But Jobs and Co. have a very different attitude towards El Reg. We weren't likely to get an official review unit even before our very own Ashlee Vance publicly questioned the sanity of the company's PR staff. We had to wait …
Cade Metz, 30 Jun 2007

Windows recovery loophole lets hackers in

Windows Vista may be Microsoft's most secure operating system to date, but researchers are still finding some glaring loopholes for hackers to exploit. Here is the latest: all you need is a Vista Install DVD to get admin level access to a hard drive. The loophole arises because the Command Prompt tool in Vista's System Recovery …
John Leyden, 12 Jun 2007

Expect a wave of Apple TV imitators waving Atheros chips

Comment All the talk this week about Apple TV has been highly entertaining. Will it or won't it create a new genre for watching TV wirelessly? But there are two problems with all the talk. Firstly, most of it is about the wrong product and, secondly, much of it is about the wrong company. People keep on pointing out to me that it is …
Faultline, 30 Mar 2007

Intel vs AMD - integrated graphics shoot-out

Head-to-Head Make no mistake about it, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor struggles to compete with Intel's Core 2 Duo, and the upcoming four-core Core 2 Quad will move the goalposts even further away. Which gives AMD a major problem until it starts to roll out Athlon 64 X4 mid-2007. Meanwhile, it can’t rely on sales of mobile …
Leo Waldock, 15 Dec 2006
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Japan offered UMPC-like laptop

kohnjinsha sa1f00a micro notebook Ladies and gentlemen, will you please welcome one of the world's smallest notebooks: Kohnjinsha's diminutive SA1F00A, an ultra-compact laptop fitted with a 7in, 800 x 480 display, up to 1GB of memory, a 40GB hard drive, 802.11b.g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, Ethernet and - unlike all those UMPC …
Tony Smith, 07 Nov 2006

Japan's Brulé touts would-be crème of UMPC crop

Ladies and gentlemen, the world has another UMPC. The latest is the Vega from Japanese supplier Brulé - the crème de la crème of ultra-mobile PC providers, perhaps? - which is based around a 4.3in, 800 x 480 display and an AMD Geode LX800 processor. There's 512MB of RAM on board and a 4,200rpm 30GB hard drive. raon digital's …
Tony Smith, 18 Oct 2006

Microsoft posts Windows XP Home Edition security fixes

Microsoft has posted its monthly round-up of Windows security updates targeting, among others, owners of Windows XP Home Edition- and Windows XP Media Center Edition-based PCs. The update, released through the operating system's auto-update feature, comprises ten individual security tweaks, six of which are described as " …
Hard Reg, 11 Oct 2006