Category «Computer News»

Symantec to Buy Veritas Software

From NYT: The Symantec Corporation, a leader in security software and one of Silicon Valley’s oldest companies, announced early Thursday that it would acquire Veritas Software, a maker of data storage programs, to create the world’s fourth-largest software company. The all-stock transaction was valued at $13.5 billion. The deal, which is expected to close in …

Net domain costs on the rise?

From Tech Republic: Internet users may soon be required to pay an additional annual fee for each domain name they own, thanks to a virtually unnoticed requirement that will begin to take effect next year. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the international organization that oversees domain names, is moving forward with …

All This, and They Take Pictures, Too

From the NYT: Every occupation entails answering certain frequently asked questions at parties. If you’re a jeweler, it may be, ‘Do you ever give discounts to friends?’ If you’re a therapist, it’s, ‘Can I ask you about this hypothetical guy I know?’ If you’re a dermatologist, it’s, ‘Will you just have a quick look at …

Dell is swell, customers say

From TechRepublic: Reversing a recent slide in satisfaction rankings among its business customers, Dell beat out Hewlett-Packard and IBM in a measure that’s closely watched for potential insights into future PC sales trends. We use them here at work (we have about 60 of them) and think they are great. The computers are reliable and …

IBM Sale Official

From the NYT: I.B.M. announced late yesterday the sale of its personal computer business to Lenovo, China’s largest personal computer maker, a deal that reflects the industrial and economic ambitions of not only the two companies but also their two nations. This was mentioned a couple of days ago.

Two thirds of all PCs infected with spyware

From Vnunet: The global spyware plague has reached epidemic proportions, with the cost to global PC users set to rocket by 2,400 per cent over the next four years. According to newly published research from IDC, the need to identify and eradicate these parasitic programs will drive anti-spyware software revenues from $12m in 2003 to …

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