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Compaq Turns on New Services Initiative

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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.

Earnings Be Damned, Chip Makers Say

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Despite a poor quarter, Intel and AMD determined to slash prices further in fight for market share

Microsoft Sees Light (At Last)

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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

No More Oh, My Aching Back

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When I'm on the road, I effortlessly tote a thin, light notebook computer along with me.

Intel Chips Raise the Ante

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Company's rollouts intended to revive slumping sales, but economy has corporate customers wary

Compaq Scrambles to Cut Expenses

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Compaq Computer Corp.'s announcement last week that it was lowering revenue estimates and cutting more jobs was the latest example of a company desperate to slash operating expenses.

Microsoft Concessions Leave Much Unsaid

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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

AMD Athlon Chip Set Rivals Intels Technology

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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.

Fast Facts Matrix: July 2, 2001

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In an effort to reduce its reliance on hardware revenue, Compaq Computer last week said it would phase out its Alpha 64-bit server processor division.

Tis a Far Better Thing We Do Who Serve

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Whether striding up to the microphone or sliding in by the side door, computer makers are busy recasting themselves as service organizations.

So Long Alpha, Hello Itanium

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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.

Future Value

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Government funding enables research into long-range tech issues

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