Microsoft, in a fine bit of political posturing, announced earlier this month that it will reverse its policy on letting users and computer manufacturers disable access to its Internet Explorer browser using the standard Add/ Remove Programs icon in the C
Compaq Computer Corp. last week began its newest push to become a larger player in the service arena by introducing a suite of hardware service programs aimed at decreasing its reliance on PC and server sales.
With the release last month of the Athlon MP processor and accompanying 760 MP chip set, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has positioned itself to challenge Intel Corp. in the X86-based server and workstation market.
Microsoft's surprise concessions on its browser and desktop real estate should finally give PC makers more control over how they package their products, but they do nothing to address the most pressing concerns about how Microsoft intends to leverage its
Compaq Computer Corp.'s decision last week to abandon its high-end Alpha processors and embrace Intel Corp.'s Itanium chips comes as the computer maker slashes expenses in hopes of bolstering revenues.