Some early Vista users and even experienced technical support personnel are experiencing installation problems with Microsoft's newest operating system. Geek Squad employees at local Best Buy stores are handing store customers a paper "Public Service Announcement", warning of long waits during the first boot-up times.
Seagate today confirmed that it will be jumping into the wireless storage market by introducing an external hard drive in the second quarter of this year.
Alienware, a specialty maker of top-end gaming PCs, has thrown its hat into the big Vista ring, now offering the new operating system on its compatible PCs as part of the large-scale Vista launch.
Dell has wasted no time selling Microsoft's newest operating system and has been including Vista on most computer orders since Saturday.
Enthusiast PC maker chimed in the general Vista launch activities with one of the more interesting hardware products. The company released, according to our knowledge, the first Vista-based set-top media center PCs with an optional Blu-ray writer.
ATI has posted the final version of its first Windows Vista certified graphics driver on its website. Catalyst 7.1 promises a broad range of features supporting the new Vista Driver Model.
Intel shows off its tech horsepower, revealing more details about its upcoming 45 nm CPU generation: Penryn, a processor core that will replace the current 65 nm Core 2 processors, uses a new transistor technology to boost performance and reduce power consumption. The Penryn quad-core will carry a stunning 820 million transistors.
A-Data, a Taiwanese memory and peripheral company, has shown off prototypes of an upcoming solid-state drive for ExpressCard, IDE and SATA interfaces. Mainly built for notebook computers, the drives have capacities of 32, 64 and 128 GB.
Silicon Systems, a provider of commercial solid state storage solutions, today added a 1.8" flash hard drive to its existing 2.5" line of products. The new drive is available with a capacity of up to 16 GB.
Seagate claims to have developed the world's fastest hard drive: The new Savvio 15K expands the existing 2.5" SAS enterprise hard drive series with two 15,000 rpm models. According to Seagate, the drive will not only increase the storage performance in rackserver environments but provide greater power efficiency and reliability as well.
Intel informed system builders that it is phasing out its remaining three 90 nm Pentium 4 600-series processors.
The production volume of Intel's quad-core processors is still very limited, but the company hopes to deliver a total of one million Kentsfield and Clovertown processors by the time AMD announces its first processor with four cores.
Alienware said it "will" launch Intel's second quad-core desktop processor, the 2.4 GHz Core 2 Quad Q6600, on its Area-51 7500 desktop system.
SGI today announced that it will offer Microsoft's Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 on its Altix XE cluster systems based on quad-core and dual-core Intel Xeon processors. The software will be made available beginning in March of this year.
Matrox Graphics has announced its DualHead2Go Digital Edition external multi-display upgrade device featuring digital outputs.
Nvidia announced the latest version of its Preface Personal Media Display platform, a secondary processor and display subsystem that enables users to access information from their notebook or PC when the main system is powered down.
In addition to being one of the top-two optical disc makers in Taiwan, Ritek has extended its presence to the memory business through its RiDATA-branded memory cards and the company is now preparing for volume shipments of its first NAND flash-based solid-state drive (SSD) in the second quarter of 2007, according to company IA planning division manager Richard Lin.
Infiniti announced its second car that will use a 2.5" hard drive to store digital music. The firm's refreshed SUV monster, the QX model, will offer a hard drive as storage unit for digital music as standard equipment for the 2008 model year, which will go on sale in April.
A patch has been released for a vulnerability in the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, a problem rated as "highly critical".
Web users are being urged to upgrade their Adobe reader software as a security flaw is found in older versions of the program.