CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH
Tuesday, October 13, 1998
28 new stories as of 1:55 PM PT
TODAY'S TOP STORIES
-- Goodbye, Mr. (slow) Chips
-- IBM launches consumer notebooks
-- Microsoft betting on XML
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Goodbye, Mr. (slow) Chips
AMD says its new K7 chip will run at 500 MHz and higher and use a new
technology for the "system bus." Details of this chip and the future of
other processors emerge at today's Microprocessor Forum.
Thin is in at IBM
Taking another stab at the consumer market, IBM has announced its new "I"
line of ThinkPad notebooks starting at $1499, which offer high-quality,
active matrix screens.
X marks the Microsoft
The software giant is taking bets on its XML language, saying it will do
for data exchange what HTML did for Web pages. But XML's success is largely
dependent on appropriate software and the upcoming upgrade to IE 5.0.
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Wall Street Journal ups Web fees
HP touts new Xeon workstations
AltaVista seeks deeper search
IE bug opens users' hard drives
MAG joins mini-notebook race
Anxious investors stall Street
Former Tivoli exec creates start-up
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