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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
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EU balks at Windows Reduced Edition

The EU has scotched the name Microsoft had planned for the unbundled versions of Windows that it must ship in Europe as result of last year's antitrust decree. Microsoft had planned to call the products, both of which include a third-party replacement for its own Media Player, Windows XP Home Reduced Media Edition and Windows …
Andrew Orlowski, 31 Jan 2005
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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

Windows support program bent to fit

Microsoft's Windows maintenance program is in the spotlight as the company has admitted to bending its support rules over security while cutting support to users of Windows XP Home Edition early. The company has said it will, in future, release security updates for products that would normally not receive updates as they'd …
Gavin Clarke, 12 Jan 2006
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XP SP2 stalls at starting gate

Yesterday saw a further minor delay in the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2, the most significant revision of the Windows code base since its launch in 2001. Microsoft originally said it planned to release Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) to manufacturers on Wednesday. That didn't happen. Microsoft is now saying the release …
John Leyden, 06 Aug 2004
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Friendly fire – Product Activation zaps new XP Plus! pack

Microsoft latest add-on for Windows XP, Plus! Digital Media Edition, has fallen foul of Windows Product Activation. Numerous purchasers are finding it impossible to install, and are being confronted by the comforting message "Plus! Digital Media Edition uses Microsoft Product Activation to help prevent software piracy. Please …
John Lettice, 15 Jan 2003
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MS faces XP compatibility problems with Mira

Microsoft Corp faces an embarrassing problem with the roll-out of its handheld "home companion" computer Mira, after a company executive revealed that the device will not work with computers running the Windows XP Home Edition operating system. The problem is that Microsoft has targeted the Mira devices at the home market, …
ComputerWire, 07 Jun 2002
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Why Brits pay more for Win XP

In true Rip-Off Britain style, Brits will have to dig deeper into their pockets than Americans for Microsoft's Windows XP. According to the software giant, an upgrade to Windows XP Home Edition will cost $99 in the US, with the full copy at $199. In the UK this same software will be priced at £89.99 ($130) and £179.99 ($262 …
Linda Harrison, 11 Sep 2001

Microsoft lights upgrade path to Windows Vista

Microsoft has published the long-anticipated upgrade paths for moving PCs from old versions of Windows to Windows Vista. That's the good news. The bad news (for most users)? You're gonna have to back up all your files and desktop settings for re-installation, along with all your PC applications, once Windows Vista is up and …
Gavin Clarke, 02 Aug 2006
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Goodmans touts home PC line-up

The Alba Group, the UK toasters-to-TVs maker, is to enter the PC market, offering a series of home-oriented machines under its Goodmans brand. The line comprises both desktops and notebooks, but all are pitched as high-performance home entertainment systems aimed at consumers "wanting more than a purely functional, standard ' …
Tony Smith, 29 Mar 2004
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Asus unveils DiGiMatrix hi-fi styled home PC

Reg Kit Watch PDA Asus today unveiled an updated version of its MyPal A620 Pocket PC that integrates Bluetooth into the slimline package - claimed by the manufacturer to be the thinnest and lightest Pocket PC device with a Type II Compact Flash slot. The Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003-based A620BT weighs in at 141g (5oz) and is 1.3cm (0.5in) …
Tony Smith, 07 Oct 2003

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 30GB …
Tony Smith, 17 Jul 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; 900MHz …
Tony Smith, 16 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, Asus …
Tony Smith, 19 Jun 2008
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Win-XP vs Red Hat 7.2

I've had no end of fun this weekend installing and uninstalling and reinstalling and reuninstalling Windows-XP Home Edition and Red Hat 7.2 Personal Edition, both of which launched last week. I won't get into the Pro editions because most buyers in that market know what they want. Electronic Babysitter However, if you're a …
Thomas C Greene, 29 Oct 2001
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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 failed …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jun 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

Microsoft Canada spills Vista pricing

Microsoft today provided the most concrete evidence to date that it will actually ship Windows Vista. It released pricing for the operating system on its Canadian web site by mistake. According to Microsoft's own site, the Home Basic version of Vista will ship at the same price as Windows XP Home edition – US$233. Customers …
Ashlee Vance, 29 Aug 2006

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 What really sets the machine aside from other netbook rivals, such as Lenovo’s S9 and S10, is …
James Sherwood, 08 Aug 2008
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How to order WinXP SP2 now

Microsoft has unveiled the web page from which end users can order CDs of Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2. However the nag is still reluctant to leave the stable. English language CDs will be available on 25 August, with German, Japanese and French language CDs to follow from 1 September, and twenty one other language …
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Aug 2004
MSI Wind Top AE1900

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

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
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These Tablets could take years to work, warns Acer

One of Microsoft's leading OEMs for the Tablet PCs has reaffirmed its faith in the concept, but warned that it may take "years" for it to catch on. Although Tablet OEMs have picked up some wins in education and vertical niches, it's failed to dent the notebook market. Acer says that it had hoped Tablets would make up 20 per cent …
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Jun 2004

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
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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

Sony unveils Flash-based UMPC

Sony has extended its Vaio UX ultra-mobile PC line by introducing a model that drops the hard drive in favour of a Flash-based storage unit. There's a catch, of course: the machine's storage capacity is down to 16GB from the 30GB of the HDD-based original. The Flash versions' other specifications match those of the UXs Sony …
Tony Smith, 27 Jun 2006

Sony revives mini PC line for UMPC era

Sony will ship its Vaio UX UMPC on 27 May, the consumer electronics giant said today. The successor to the company's U series of handheld mini PCs will ship as the retail-oriented UX-50 and as the Sony-sold UX-90S and UX-90PS. As expected, the UX-50 will contain a 1.06GHz ultra-low voltage Intel Core Solo U1300 processor backed …
Tony Smith, 16 May 2006

Averatec touts 3G, Wi-Fi UMPC

Notebook specialist Averatec will ship its take on the ultra-mobile PC concept this autumn, offering a handheld Windows XP Home Edition-based machine with a keyboard that sits underneath a slide-out 5in, 1,280 x 1,204 touch-sensitive screen. averatec ahi umpc handheld Dubbed the AHI, the handheld is based on an Intel Celeron …
Tony Smith, 13 Apr 2006

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

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 an …
Tony Smith, 16 Apr 2008

Monitor maker aims sub-notebook at Asus Eee PC

Fancy Asus' tiny Eee PC but put off by the equally diminutive spec? Monitor specialist Belinea's 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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Singapore pirates flog WinXP for $2.75

Singapore software pirates have been busted selling Windows XP for as little as $2.75. More than 4,000 illegal copies of Microsoft software have been seized in seven police raids across the island, CNET reports. Windows XP Home edition was going for $2.75, and the Professional version was altogether pricier at $5.50. More than …
Robert Blincoe, 09 Nov 2001

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
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Secondhand WinXP for sale

Computer Exchange (CeX) is to buy and sell secondhand copies of Windows XP. But all copies must be unused and sealed. By insisting on this, the UK's leading retailer of secondhand games and IT goods hopes to avoid any copyright issues arising from the new product activation system used in Windows XP. Here are CeX's prices (inc …
Robert Blincoe, 30 Oct 2001

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

Japan offered micro Mac Mini rival

Japanese consumers will be able to buy one of the world's smallest PCs next month when local vendor Third Wave ships what it calls the Prime Super Mini - a desktop machine smaller than a 12in notebook computer. third wave compact pc The compact machine takes up a little more space than Apple's Mac Mini - it's 17.2 x 22.6cm …
Tony Smith, 21 Apr 2006

Lenovo unveils 3000 series notebooks, desktops

Lenovo yesterday introduced the first of its own-brand notebook and desktop PCs to be offered globally. The move comes as market watcher iSuppli said the company had become the world's third-largest PC maker, behind Dell and HP. lenovo 3000 series desktops The 3000 J series desktops are pitched at small businesses, Lenovo …
Tony Smith, 24 Feb 2006

Dual-core AMD Athlon 64 benchmarks emerge

The first dual-core Athlon 64 benchmarks have appeared on the web, courtesy of an Italian-language hardware site and an unnamed Taiwanese OEM. The site, Hardware Upgrade, tested a 2.4GHz dual-core sample chip using the same CineBench 2003 test Intel used at its Developer Forum earlier this month to show off the speed benefits …
Tony Smith, 15 Mar 2005
Asus Eee Box B206

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

Rock resurrects Quaddra AMD-based notebooks

UK system builder Rock is to revive its Quaddra notebook range, this time equipping the machines with AMD's Turion 64 processor family. Rock is preparing two Quaddras, dubbed the 'Mobility' and 'Performance' models, respectively. The first is driven by a Turion 64 MT-34, clocked at 1.8GHz and consuming up to 25W of power. It's …
Tony Smith, 24 Nov 2005
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Dixons to offer Philips Wi-Fi PCs

UK consumer electronics retail chain Dixons has partnered with Philips to bring the Dutch manufacturer's Freeline range of home wireless PCs to the High Street. The move will see Philips return to the UK PC market after many years absence. The initial Freeline line-up comprises a pair of notebooks and four slimline desktops. …
Tony Smith, 24 Nov 2004
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AOL, Inc in cheap PC offer

America Online is to flog affordable PCs in the US in a bid to sign up new punters to its Internet service. The "AOL Optimized PC" will cost $299.99 (£165) with punters committed to spend a further $23.90 (£13) a month for 12 months for AOL's Net service. The package is to be made available shortly. With AOL losing punters, it …
Tim Richardson, 12 Aug 2004
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Sony unveils tiny wireless pen PC

Reg Kit Watch Sony will ship a keyboardless PC in Japan later this month. But it's no Tablet PC - instead, this pen-operated, wireless-enabled Windows XP machine will be pitched at mobile media consumers. The consumer electronics giant is billing the Vaio VGN-U70 as the world's smallest full-function Windows PC. The unit measures 16.7 x 10.8 …
Tony Smith, 10 May 2004

ATI pitches for PC-TV convergence

ATI today unveiled a new consumer brand covering high-quality video performance across platforms, from TVs to PCs. Dubbed Avivo, the technology builds on the experience ATI gained developing and selling its Xileon line of image processing chips for digital TVs. The brand encompasses a range of image enhancement features, all of …
Tony Smith, 20 Sep 2005

Gateway UK unveils dual-core desktop

Gateway UK today unveiled its latest notebook and desktop PCs, pitching the products at consumers and small businesses needing performance on a budget price. The roll-out also takes in Intel's latest dual-core desktop processor technology. That said, the notebooks feature previous-generation CPUs: the new MX6640b, MX6638b and …
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2006
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WinXP to be best, fastest selling OS in history – by order

Microsoft platforms group VP Jim Allchin is set to announce the release day for Windows XP at 8.30am PDT today, and it'll be Thursday October 25th, rather than the Friday, as we said yesterday. Still, close... Jim's alarm probably only just gone off, but already Der Tag is up on the MS WinXP site, and the droids have been …
John Lettice, 09 May 2001
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Toshiba touts Qosmio notebook as media centre

Toshiba today launched its assault on consumer's living rooms with a notebook family it hopes will wrest the emerging digital convergence market away from Media Center desktops. Jointly announced in Japan, the Far East, Europe and the US, the Qosmio provides what Toshiba calls the "four-in-one" entertainment experience: it's a …
Tony Smith, 22 Jul 2004
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Hello WinXP SE: Microsoft reshuffles roadmaps, again

Exclusive Microsoft has reshuffled its roadmaps once again, and begun briefing partners and customers to expect an interim upgrade to Windows XP, dubbed XP "SE", in the first quarter of next year. This buys more time for the Longhorn team to complete the complex task of implementing a native database file store, which Jon Honeyball first …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Mar 2002
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Casio to ship Linux, Transmeta laptop

Casio is to ship its Linux-based, Transmeta-powered Cassiopeia Fiva sub-notebook on 21 November. The Fiva MPC-216XL contains a 600MHz Crusoe TM5600 processor. Its operating system comes from Transmeta too - it's Midori Linux, the OS distribution the chip maker began developing early on (under the name Mobile Linux) and released …
Tony Smith, 14 Nov 2001
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Dell targets gamers with consumer 800MHz FSB kit

Reg Kit Watch Desktop PC Dell has introduced its most powerful consumer desktop, the Dimension XPS. Based on Intel's 800MHz frontside bus Pentium 4 running at 3GHz and Intel's i875P chipset, and with a 128MB ATI Radeon 9800 Pro graphics card and Creative Audigy 2 sound card, the box is aimed squarely at gamers. More consumer-friendly …
Tony Smith, 28 Apr 2003