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Submission + - Windows 8.1 demoed, this time with the Start icon (

Taco Cowboy writes: Computex 2013 Microsoft today demonstrated Windows 8.1 for the first time in public and showed off at least 60 compatible devices — including Haswell-powered gadgets

Windows vice-president Antoine Leblond took the Computex crowd through a whistlestop tour of all the major new functionality in the OS formerly known as Windows Blue

“With Windows 8.1 we bring new management capabilities and great advancements in security and mobility. It [has been] made better through customer feedback,” said Windows chief finance and marketing officer Tami Reller.

The free upgrade is due to arrive later this year


Submission + - IBM to spend record $1.5 billn on security in 2008

Stony Stevenson writes: IBM has announced a major security initiative encompassing products, services, and research to help businesses manage risk and keep information safe. To support the initiative, IBM said it plans to spend US$1.5 billion on security-related projects in 2008.

IBM believes that the siloed approach to information security has failed and plans to recalibrate its compliance and security offerings to help companies manage risk through a unified strategic approach across what it calls the five domains of information technology security: Information Security, Threat and Vulnerability, Application Security, Identity and Access Management, and Physical Security.

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