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+ - Has via just killed palm?

Submitted by MikShapi
MikShapi (681808) writes "Via just released a reference design of its vision of a 600$ clamshell.

Having under its wing the technology to miniaturize a P3-class x86 CPU with 5-10 Watt power consumption and modern feature-equipped motherboards boasting GbE, SATA, DVI and pretty much everything but the kitchen sink for a very low price-point, it seems Palm's Foleo missed its market by a year or five. Not only is it vastly technologically inferior to the Via reference design at a similar price point, its application base will need to compete with Windows XP AND any x86 Linux you care to use.

Things are not looking very grim for palm."
Microsoft

Microsoft Slaps Its Most Valuable Professional 474

Posted by kdawson
from the schizophrenic-is-one-word-for-it dept.
Violent Offender writes with a touching story in The Register about Microsoft's awarding of its Most Valuable Professional credential to a British hobbyist, Jamie Cansdale, then turning around and threatening him with a lawsuit for the very software that won him the award. The article links to the amazing correspondence from Microsoft on Cansdale's site.

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