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Computer makers' latest moves

Apple says good-bye flower power, hello clusters; Dell gets admitted to Kaiser Permanente; and IBM's "Squadron" server gets airborne.

Apple says good-bye flower power, hello clusters; Dell gets admitted to Kaiser Permanente; IBM's "Squadron" server gets airborne; and the Gateway closes for good on 76 of the California company's retail stores.
Five years after debuting the original iMac, Apple Computer stops selling the gumdrop-shaped machine to the public.
March 18, 2003 

Under a three-year contract, the computer maker will provide desktop computers, laptops and technology deployment services to health care organization Kaiser Permanente.
March 18, 2003 

The company begins selling a version of its server that can be linked in groups, or clusters, capable of tackling mammoth computing tasks.
March 18, 2003 

Big Blue powers up a prototype of "Squadron," its coming high-end Unix server with 64 Power5 processors, an important step in IBM's plans to unify its four server lines.
March 17, 2003 

The computer hardware maker announces partnerships with four service providers to deliver wide-area wireless Internet access to its notebooks, tablet PCs and handheld devices.
March 17, 2003 

update The PC maker has begun notifying 1,900 employees of layoffs and intends to shutter 76 of its retail stores in the next week.
March 17, 2003