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Acer's new Liquid Z-series phones provide Android on a tiny budget

Acer's budget Liquid Z220 and Z520 don't have top-end specs, but should tackle the essentials and are very affordable. Here's our hands-on video.

By March 1, 2015


Sony's Z-series of LCDs gets widgets, 240Hz

The Sony KDL-Z5100 series of flat-panel LCDs includes the same Internet "widgets" found on the higher-end XBR series.

By January 7, 2009


VMware and the mainframe

Why the path to reliable and efficient server virtualization will lead to the IBM zSeries mainframe.

By October 4, 2007


zSeries checks into hospital

A New Orleans hospital en route to paperless medical records is one of the first customers for IBM's new eServer zSeries 890 mainframe.

June 29, 2004


IBM dedicates module to Java on mainframes

A new zSeries module serves as a dedicated processor for Java applications and debuts in time for the 40th anniversary of the mainframe.

By April 6, 2004


Intel, BMC fund Linux company

Chipmaker Intel and mainframe software company BMC Software have joined others in a $14 million investment in Aduva, a company that seeks to simplify installation and management of Linux systems, the company said Wednesday. Returning investors in the third-round funding include Cap Ventures, Evergreen Management and the Capital Group, the company said. The Intel investment came from its Intel 64 Fund, which seeks to boost the prospects of its newly released 64-bit Itanium family of high-end processors. And through its investment, BMC now has the right to package and resell Aduva's products, including jointly developed software for IBM's zSeries mainframes, which now can run the Linux operating system.

By January 11, 2002


IBM unveils Malay leasing plan

IBM Malaysia has announced a leasing plan to push its servers, storage systems and a host of other hardware. IBM Global Financing (Malaysia) senior manager Bernard Chiang said the plan allows customers to lease the equipment for a period of 36 months with financing packages available from the computing giant until the end of September. Among products included in the scheme are the IBM zSeries, pSeries, iSeries and xSeries servers, as well as storage systems, networking hardware, POS (point-of-sales) equipment and printers. The plan, which is also available through IBM's business partners, is open to both the public and private sectors, with financing packages ranging from $25,000 to $1 million. Staff writer N. Ismail reported from Kuala Lumpur.

By August 27, 2001


IBM uses mainframe to woo Linux fans

IBM will announce late in the week that it has made one of its 10-processor zSeries mainframe computers available via the Internet for people interested in working with Linux.

By May 22, 2001