Wait. Did I say 'fire'? I meant to say WFR and EER.
In surprise news, HP (NYSE:HPQ) is doing well. Bill 'n' Dave's formerly-eponymous company -- we used to call it Hewlett-Packard -- made more money than expected last quarter.
Meg Whitman seems to be building a solid defense for her strategy of workforce-reduction, enhanced early retirement, and business-refocusing.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers invent reasons for Whitman's success.
Android has long dominated Windows on mobile devices, but now PC makers are doing the previously unthinkable: Aiming it straight at traditional PCs, the heart of Microsoft's core business. Will Microsoft be able to survive this latest assault on Windows?
ARM servers: A great idea whose time hasn't come.
Calxeda has ceased to be. Not great timing for its employees, sadly. Nor for HP, which was about to launch the ARM-based version of its Project Moonshot hyperscale servers -- looks like it's now stuck on Opteron and Atom. To misquote H2G2: The low-power CPU market is mostly ARMless. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the future for low-power, ARM-based servers. Or lack of it.
Google, you've got some great stuff going on with Chrome OS these days -- but there's one big piece of the puzzle still missing.
Acer's new C720 Chromebook couldn't be more different from the recently released HP Chromebook 11 -- both for better and for worse.
Acer's Chromebook C720 has more horsepower and a lower price than HP's Chromebook 11. So what does HP's system have going for it that makes it worth buying?
HP, built in part on a long-time partnership with Microsoft, has declared war on its partner, and it's not just a war of words. HP is building multiple devices to compete with Windows machines. Where HP goes, will other PC makers follow?
Sales of Windows-based PCs may be plunging, but shipments of Chromebooks in the second half of the year are expected to rocket by as much as 200% to 300%, according to a just-released export. Acer, Lenovo, HP and Samsung will all be cashing in by launching new Chromebooks. How badly will Windows 8 be hurt?
London law decides if Mike Lynch is a crook. Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) gave evidence about its Autonomy allegations to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) last month, it's emerged. The non-ministerial government department enforces the anti-fraud and -corruption criminal law in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. In IT Blogwatch, stuff gets serious for Lynch and his former staff.