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  • Blog Post: Windows XP Rides Off into the Sunset

    Microsoft's Windows XP operating system has had a heck of a run. We've blogged about the Windows Vista downgrade program and the Windows XP End of Life back in 2008 . Some of you may have seen some recent blog posts about Microsoft's plan to phase out the Windows XP operating system, and...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Tech Tip: Have the News Come to You

    The great thing about the Internet vs. traditional media is that you can personalize your news. However, this often means searching around to do so. What if there was a way to find the content that matters most to you and have it delivered straight to your doorstep, or in this case to your e-mail...
  • Blog Post: Dell and Adobe Flash Player 10.1

    Recently, Adobe Labs made the mobile version of Flash 10.1 available to Android users who are running Froyo or version 2.2 . As I mentioned in my Streak post , when the Froyo upate comes to it later this year, it too will have Flash capability. Despite what you might have read from other companies, I...
  • Blog Post: A New (Virtual) Frontier for Ethics

    The Ethics Resource Center , I must admit, did not sound at first like it would be the most exciting organization. But, they asked me to come speak at their Fellows Program about what Dell has done in Second Life , and I'll talk to anyone who will listen to me about the possibilities of virtual worlds...
  • Blog Post: CSI, Jaws and Digital Forensics

    While the 'CSI effect' has glamorised and highlighted the importance of forensics to the public, it bears little reality to the hard work, long hours and challenges faced by the analysts who extract evidence from digital devices. In the real world, police forces are experiencing major problems...
  • Blog Post: Stereo Mix Record Functionality and Dell

    Stereo mix record capability in sound cards and audio chips is the source of many discussions and much confusion in the blogosphere. A post from Chad Lakkis over at ripten.com a while back sparked some conversations on other sites like Gizmodo and Techdirt . Truth is that there’s a lot of confusion...
  • Blog Post: Updated FAQ for XPS 630 Owners

    Back in June, CNET's Rich Brown published a post on Crave where he featured a Q&A in regards to issues customers had been discussing regarding the XPS 630. The next day, Russell Thompson blogged about the XPS 630 and LightFX . Just to make sure interested customers are aware of the latest...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta Experience

    There have been millions of downloads of the Windows 7 beta since Microsoft made it official back in January this year. Since then, it's been good to see positive reactions to it in the blogosphere. As we all wait for the release of Windows 7 Release Candidate , I thought you might be interested...
  • Blog Post: Chrome OS Wi-Fi Support Running on a Mini 10v... Source Code Available

    Last week, Google released ChromiumOS to the open source community at http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os . ChromiumOS is a small, optimized OS whose purpose is to make it extremely simple and easy to browse the web. Without a network connection, ChromiumOS is not very interesting. With a network connection...
  • Blog Post: Perspective on Dell & EqualLogic One Year Later

    Bruce asked Paula Long , our VP of engineering from the Dell Storage team to blog about what's happened in the year since Dell acquired EqualLogic . Take a look at her insights over on Inside IT.
  • Blog Post: Small Business Tech Tip: Spam Me If You Can!

    So you got your new e-mail set up and you are ready to conquer the world! But suddenly, you begin to receive e-mails that offer you everything under the sun from prescriptions to real estate and arrive from places and names that make you blush and would make your mother shake her head. It’s...
  • Blog Post: Latitude ON Arrives

    Latitude ON is a concept we've mentioned during the introduction of our Latitude E family of business laptops last year. You may have seen posts from sites like Engadget that discussed it in more detail. We figured the introduction of the Latitude Z was a good reason to start shipping the full hardware...
  • Blog Post: Intel Launches Nehalem, The Xeon 5500 Series Processor Family

    Today, Intel introduced the Xeon (R) 5500 series processor, known recently in the industry by its code name Nehalem . We characterize the Xeon 5500 as the most important server technology launch for Intel since the introduction of the Pentium Pro processer in 1995. Pentium Pro was optimized for servers...
  • Blog Post: Dell Mini 10v and Other Operating Systems

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about netbooks via IdeaStorm and through @Dell_Mini on Twitter since we asked you to join us last week. Since then, we've received lots of ideas and have over 150 followers on Twitter. We look forward to your continued feedback. One of the first things we noticed...
  • Blog Post: Dell @ the Red Hat Summit This Week

    The Red Hat Summit is taking place September 1-4 in Chicago, and Dell will be an active participant in the activities. We're an "Enterprise Sponsor" of the event, and we'll have a both in the partner pavilion, showing off our latest and greatest servers as well as giving away flashlights...
  • Blog Post: Dell on Google's Chrome OS and More

    There's been a lot of buzz in the blogosphere since Google announced the Chrome OS last week. For those of you who didn't follow the discussions, the Chrome OS is an experience-targeted cloud OS that has the potential to push the boundaries and definition of the alternative operating environment...
  • Blog Post: Michael Dell To Keynote SC08

    Michael Dell will deliver the keynote address at SC08 tomorrow at 9am central time and a live webcast of the address will be available here . SC08 is billed as THE international conference for high-performance computing , networking, storage and analysis, and this year is taking place in Dell's...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Tech Tip: Simplify the Way you Copy/Paste Files

    When you do your online shopping, most store fronts have an electronic shopping cart or basket so you can get all that you want and only check out once, similar to your everyday local grocery store. Well, when it comes to copying and pasting files from multiple locations on your local computer,...
  • Blog Post: Driver Updates for Latitude XT Customers: Fixes for iTunes and More

    You may have seen reports from some folks like Engadget and Rob Bushway , or from Dell customers like manquaman and jloudoun , about issues they've had with the digitizer and iTunes or things like video driver crashes. Many of you have reported to us on your Latitude XT where the digitizer...
  • Blog Post: Updating an old Friend

    Internet browsing represents a significant amount of the time many of us spend on our computers. Whether it is searching out the latest stock quote, shopping or doing homework; Internet browsing has become a large part of our computing experience. Since the introduction of Internet Explorer (IE), Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Less is More with Windows 7

    We're all looking to simplify our hectic lives. Less hassle, fewer "to-dos," less complexity. When was the last time you actually ordered a simple cup of coffee? That’s why it is so refreshing to see the improvements in Windows 7 . Now that Windows 7 is available on my Dell PC...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Vista SP1

    Last week, Microsoft released Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) to manufacturing. Mike Nash from the Windows Vista Blog team shared the news last week , and followed up with a second post that explains a bit more how Microsoft plans to make it available to customers. SP1 introduces several improvements that...
  • Blog Post: Dell XPS 630 and LightFX

    The Dell Gaming team includes a large contingent of gamers and nothing delights us more than being able to bring systems like the XPS 630 to thousands of our closest friends. We always hear a lot from our gamer customers… they tend to be some of the most active community participants at the Forum...
  • Blog Post: Multi-Touch Comes to Dell's Studio 17

    As some may have seen in blog posts from sites like Electronista or SlashGear , Yesterday, we added a really cool option to the Studio 17 —a multi-touch display. This is the first Dell laptop to offer a multi-touch display option. Some of you may not get excited at the thought of running your fingers...
  • Blog Post: Dell’s Getting More Virtual at VMworld Next Week

    If you're not at the show, be sure to follow us @DellatVmworld on Twitter The VMworld show is next week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and we've got quite a show planned this year. We'll be there showing how our virtualization optimized solutions can help customers ‘Get More...