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boylinux (775361) writes "Taiwan's Asustek (2357.TW: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Tuesday it will sell its new low-cost laptop PCs to consumers for as little as T$7,999 ($245) apiece, as it takes aim at more casual users in developed markets. The new line of notebooks, called Eee PCs, will retail from T$7,999 to T$13,888, with Asustek targeting women and children for consumer sales, President Jonathan Tsang said at an event to launch the new line.
boylinux (775361) writes "Today Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Linux platform provider Xandros Inc. announced a broad collaboration agreement based on a set of technical, business, marketing and intellectual property commitments. These commitments provide customers with enhanced interoperability, more effective systems management solutions, and intellectual property assurances, all of which extend a bridge between open source and commercial software and deliver customers real value in mixed systems environments.
boylinux (775361) writes ""The melting of snow cover in regions in January 2005 was the most significant Antarctic melting seen since satellites began observing the continent three decades ago, NASA said Tuesday."
""Antarctica has shown little to no warming in the recent past, with the exception of the Antarctic Peninsula, but now large regions are showing the first signs of the impacts of warming as interpreted by this satellite analysis," said Steffen in a statement."