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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.

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

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.

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.

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

Intel Chips Raise the Ante

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

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.

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.

Future Value

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Government funding enables research into long-range tech issues

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.

Laptop Alarm Emits Shriek

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The company that made its name by providing products that keep thieves from walking away with bicycles will roll out next month alarms and locks aimed at making sure laptop computers stay with their owners.

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