Stories by Eric Lai

Asus to super-size the wee Eee

Taiwanese PC maker Asustek Computer Inc. on Monday confirmed rumors that it will enlarge upcoming versions of its hit Eee mini-notebook PC to accommodate 8- and 9-inch LCD screens, up from the current 7-inch LCDs the US$399 Eee now sports.

Daily life with Asus' tiny laptop

The Asus Eee has arrived, leaving a trail of effusive reviews and eager buyers. I started to feel hope: Could the Eee be the Mini-Me of PCs that I've been searching for all these years?

Taking on VMware - by sidestepping it

SWsoft may be mainly unknown among the general population, but its software, at least among virtualisation aficionados, is familiar stuff. Its Virtuozzo software is used on several hundred thousand servers, mostly by remote data centers and hosting providers, according to CEO Serguei Beloussov.

Vista and Mac usage both on the rise

Windows Vista made its biggest leap yet in November -- the operating system was in use on nearly one out of 10 Internet-connected computers last month, according to a research firm.

Ecma gets 3522 comments on Open XML standards bid

There were 3522 comments that Microsoft's Office Open XML document format attracted from the national standards bodies that participated last summer in balloting that at least temporarily derailed the effort to certify the format as an ISO standard.

Microsoft: 88 million copies of Vista shipped

Despite underwhelming consumers and being snubbed by enterprises, Windows Vista's numbers keep growing, with Microsoft saying that it has now shipped 88 million copies of the operating system, almost double the number of copies of XP in the same amount of time at its launch.

Microsoft offers 'release candidate' of Windows Server 2008

By Eric Lai | 25 September, 2007 11:04

The long march to the release of Windows Server 2008, aka Longhorn Server, continued on Monday, as Microsoft announced that it is making the first Release Candidate version of the upcoming operating system available for public download