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The XP alternative for Vista PCs September 21, 2007 Microsoft is quietly telling PC makers they can offer a Windows XP "downgrade" to customers buying systems preloaded with Vista.Image: Lenovo's XP 'downgrade' program
Dell embraces Google May 25, 2006 Deal between the search giant and the PC maker gets Google into new territory. It's a strike against Google rival Microsoft.
Dell picks Ubuntu for Linux PCs May 1, 2007 Computer maker is trying a second time to sell Linux PCs and has chosen Canonical's Ubuntu to supply the operating system.
Dell brings back XP on home systems April 19, 2007 After adding it back as an option for small businesses, direct seller offers older OS on consumer machines in response to demand.
Vista winds its way to market November 10, 2006 The release of the Windows update to computer makers is just the start of a long process to get it on shelves and in PCs.
PC makers climb onboard with Vista January 30, 2007 As expected, the PC industry is ready with new Vista computers after years of delays. But the immediate impact on the PC market could be muted.
DVD dispute burns at PC makers September 29, 2005 Dell, Hewlett-Packard assail Intel, Microsoft, which have lined up in the opposite next-generation format camp.
Corel teams up with Lenovo March 1, 2006 Company to put its Small Business Center software on Lenovo PCs, boosting its international presence.
A Dell rebound--not so easy February 2, 2007 CNET News.com's Charles Cooper warns that a recovery isn't just about economics--it's about getting the customer excited.
PC Gaming Alliance debuts February 20, 2008 Activision, AMD, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Nvidia co-found nonprofit dedicated to "advancing the PC as a worldwide gaming platform."
Week in review: Big boys get busy May 26, 2006 Microsoft showed us more of its vision of Vista, while Google, Dell, Yahoo and eBay continued jockeying for advantage.
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