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Thank XP: Desktop PC sales take off again in Western Europe

Enterprises are buying desktops again to get away from Windows XP, according to Gartner

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Even the death of Windows XP failed to jolt the PC market in Q1

PC upgrades due to the expiration of Windows XP peaked in 2012 and 2013, and are starting to taper in 2014, IDC said

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AMD brings Kabini APUs to the desktop with affordable, upgradeable AM1 platform

And they aren't soldered to the motherboard like Intel's competing Bay Trail chips.

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Intel and SGI cool servers by dunking them

The companies are exploring a cooling technique that submerses electronics in a special fluid developed by 3M.

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HP talks up faster speed of Z Turbo Drive PCI-Express SSDs

HP's new SSDs will offer up to 512GB of storage and ship in May.

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Intel's Thunderbolt 2 now allows peer-to-peer Mac connections

The feature is available now through OS X Mavericks

Raspberry Pi plans even tinier, modular $30 micro-computer for industrial use

The new Pi board with circuitry from the famous $25 PC will ship later this year and likely be priced at $30 in lots of 100 units

Mainframe at 50: A look back at a transformative computing triumph

IBM’s System/360 was a computing system that not only transformed the company that developed it, but the computer industry as a whole.

IBM's mainframe turns 50

On April 7, 1964, IBM announced the System/360 -- regarded by many as the first modern mainframe. Despite repeated predictions of their demise, mainframes still power much of today's critical infrastructure.

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Meet Novena, the pricey PC that's open-source inside and out

Open your wallet wide, very wide, for this open-source, Kickstarter-funded, homespun laptop.

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Enterprise software, devices to drive IT spending growth this year, Gartner says

Companies will start pulling the trigger on projects they planned in 2013, according to a Gartner analyst

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Newton is the first MIPS-based mini-computer for wearables

The Newton development kit is the first with a MIPS CPU. Android Wear is on the roadmap, too.

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Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for tech puts dent in sector confidence

Nasdaq Computer index closes down for the week

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What USB Power Delivery means for you

The new USB Power Delivery spec turns the capabilities of the USB port on their head. Here's what you need to know.