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  • AMD Prowls For Notebook Wins With Puma
    Advanced Micro Devices launches dual-core Turion X2 Ultra, new chipset, graphics at Computex as part of next-gen mobile platform, as Intel clarifies details on delays to its own Montevina launch.
  • VIA: We Welcome Our New Atom Overlords
    Taiwanese company says it's happy to play second banana to Intel as the chip giant's new low-power brand expands market for MIDs and other small form factors.
  • Intel Delays New Mobile Chips, Chipsets
    Full release of Montevina, Intel's next-gen Centrino notebook platform, is pushed back from early June to early August though some parts will be available on July 14.
  • Phenom Triple-Core Processors Get To Builders
    AMD makes available three new Phenom triple-core desktop processors as part of its packaging of high-definition computing platforms aimed at both enthusiasts and mainstream media users.
  • ShadowRAM: May 26, 2008
    The channel eagerly watched the season finale of "American Idol" last Wednesday to see if David Archuleta, the son of one of their own, could grab a victory in the popular singing contest. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be. Archuleta earned nearly 43 million votes, but that wasn't enough to overcome rival David Cook for the title. David Archuleta is the 17-year-old son of Jeff Archuleta, owner of Arch Consulting Group, a VAR in Salt Lake City.
  • Don't Hold HP To A Double Standard
    I don't hear VARs screaming about IBM Global Services. People applaud IBM for its success, so why wouldn't the same hold true for HP?
  • AMD Shakes Things Up
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. was a busy chip maker in recent weeks, announcing a major update to its road map and a shake-up of top executives to go along with the creation of a new engineering division.
  • Singing Up A Storm
    Son of the channel David Archuleta came close but missed the top spot on the "American Idol" singing competition.
  • Mac Migration Mania
    The virtualization solution phenomenon is not only driving the biggest profits for all stripes of solution providers, it also is helping to fuel a Mac renaissance in businesses. More companies and even more consumers are making the big jump from the PC to the Mac platform. In fact, the virtualization solution wave is Microsoft's biggest nightmare come true. Whether it's a stick-with-XP or a move-to-Macintosh stance, it's all bad news for Microsoft's bid to move the operating system and Office productivity franchise to the next level.
  • Seven Sizzling Products For Custom Builders
    If custom-system builders provide the steak, some key components available to the channel this year can certainly provide some sizzle. As always, there is a lengthy list of peripherals in distribution that provide ever-greater amounts of performance, storage, multimedia and "wow factor." For this report, we've whittled it down to seven that system builders might want to keep on the front burner.
  • Blades Of Glory
    When CRN Test Center reviewers first set out to examine midmarket blade servers, much of the rhetoric in the space revolved around claims and counterclaims by giants IBM Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. Each company claimed to offer the best solution for midmarket blades, and the invective between the two was more heated than the racks of dense servers each could plug into a wall.
  • Growth Engine
    Solution providers grew at a heady 24.3 percent clip in 2007, despite slow nationwide job creation in business overall, coupled with manufacturing reports that seem to indicate little to no growth in many sectors.

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