Toshiba is launching a scheme for small and midsized businesses to hand over old PCs in return for a discount on its Portégé Z930 Ultrabook. It is offering SMBs a fixed amount of £200 towards one of the Windows 8-powered laptops on a like-for-like basis for each office machine scrapped. The company usually sells the Z390 to businesses for £838. Companies can submit working...
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Converged IT services provider Colt has given small and midsized businesses a 'cherry pick' option through a new portal named Colt Ceano.Aiming at SMBs is nothing new for the company, but it is aiming to crank up this side of the business by making it easier for them to make short term choices.Colt Ceano has evolved from the company's SmartOffice, which operated in a similar...
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Taxes are sure to remain a hot topic for 2013, especially for small and medium-sized business owners (SMBs). While it can be frustrating waiting for the policymakers in Washington, D.C. to set the direction for the future, there is at least one area where SMBs can take action today: by engaging with a charity.
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Don't give up hope just yet, all ye desktop faithful. While news of 100 million Windows 8 licenses sold may make Microsoft seem less likely to implement any backward-looking changes into its divisive new operating system, comments from Windows honcho Tami Reller in a series of interviews hint at a resurgence for the ol' keyboard-and-mouse-friendly interface. Doing the...
(14 days ago)
Choice has always been a hallmark of the desktop Linux world, where users can select not just the distribution they prefer but also the desktop environment, among virtually countless other features. Soon, however, the pool of desktop options will get even bigger thanks to a new project that recently launched. The project, currently codenamed “KLyDE,” for “K Lightweight...
(28 days ago)
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers seized more than $144,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine in an Interstate 40 traffic stop, authorities said. About 9:47 a.m. Friday, a trooper pulled over a 2003 Buick passenger car traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 near Bushland, officials said. The trooper searched the vehicle and found two bundles of cocaine and five...
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After a decade of looking for the "year of the Linux desktop", many Linux columnists have given up. Some say it isn't coming, while others claim that Linux has simply failed on the desktop. If we responded to everyone who has ever criticised the Linux desktop, we wouldn't get any work done. But Miguel de Icaza isn't just anybody. He's well respected in the open source...
(20 days ago)
Authorities on Tuesday discovered eight bundles of what might be marijuana hidden behind a grate in a drainage tunnel just yards from the Rio Grande and south of the border fence.
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After gaining an inside look at Microsoft's upcoming "Windows Blue" update to Windows 8, Windows blogger Paul Thurrott concluded that the desktop could really be on its way out."All the action in this build is in PC settings, and if you were looking for any further proof the desktop being eased out going forward, look no further than this," Thurrott wrote in his analysis on...
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If you hate change in your favorite desktop apps, stop reading this right now and whatever you do, don’t update the Dropbox client on your PC. For everyone else, Dropbox has upped its game on the desktop with new features for Windows and iOs that show your latest Dropbox activity at a glance. With Dropbox 2.0, released Tuesday, clicking on the Dropbox icon on your desktop...
(2 months and 10 days ago)
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