MSN gets tangled up with freedom and democracy in China
Microsoft China has declined to comment on reports that it has censored MSN content to appease the Beijing government.
According to the AFP news agency, users have been prevented from using the terms 'democracy', 'freedom' and 'human rights' on the new Chinese version of Microsoft's Internet portal. Other words and phrases that have been blocked include 'demonstration' and 'Taiwan independence'. ...more
HP boasts fuller figures
HP has posted its Q4 results, exceeding analyst expectations.
All divisions put in profitable performances, marking a turnaround for the Enterprise Systems as it edged back into the black with an operating profit of $106mn.
Personal systems grew 19 per cent with $6bn revenues: shipments rose 23 per cent for desktops and 53 per cent for laptops. ...more
Microsoft's ZenZui zooms in on mobile interfaces
Microsoft has spun off a project within its research labs as a separate company under the flag ZenZui.
ZenZui will market and sell its Zooming User Interface, developed to make it easier for people using mobile devices with small screens to access and enjoy web content.
The project has been in incubation for three years at Microsoft and is led by experts in human-computer interaction and data visualisation. ...more
Novell's SUSE 9.1 brings a 2.6 kernel first
SUSE has launched its first Linux product since its acquisition by Novell - SUSE 9.1 - which it claims as the first commercial distribution to incorporate the new 2.6 kernel. ...more
Suse founder quits Novell
The founder of the Suse Linux distributor has left Novell. Heinrich Mantel has quit the company nearly two years after it was taken over by the US networking company.
In an emailed letter to a Suse mailing list, Mantel wrote, 'I just decided to leave Suse/Novell. ...more