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Microsoft makes major progress in fight against Nitol Botnet

Microsoft makes major progress in fight against Nitol Botnet

Microsoft has kicked off a new initiative to try to stop the spread of the Nitol Botnet, and it has the backing of a US District Court in East Virginia in doing so. Microsoft's Digital Crime Unit was granted permission to go after those distributing the Botnet after it was discovered that cybercriminals were infiltrating the company's supply chain. Apparently, these unfavorable folks were loading counterfeit software housing the malware onto PCs at some point in the supply chain, leading retailers to unknowingly sell the infected machines.

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Dell profits tumble by 18% in Q2, stock price dips

Dell profits tumble by 18% in Q2, stock price dips

Dell announced today that its profits in the second quarter of its fiscal year fell 18% from the year before, landing at $732 million and prompting an after hours stock price dip. At the time of this writing, Dell's stock is down by 4.28% to $11.81 after hours, with the stock finishing the regular trading day at $12.34, only a 1.75% decrease. The Wall Street Journal reports that Dell's sinking profits come from the computer manufacturer's struggles with a consumer base that is increasingly opting for mobile devices while they decide to wait on PC purchases.

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Dell revamps Precision workstations with Xeon E5

Dell revamps Precision workstations with Xeon E5

Dell announced four new workstations today for its enterprise Precision lineup that have been revamped with Intel's latest 32nm E5 series Xeon chips, error-free memory technology, and a redesigned chassis for greater serviceability. The new workstations are designed to handle the intensive computing needs of engineering, product design, animation and other graphics professionals. They include the Dell T7600, T5600, T3600, and the T1650.

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Apple touts iPad numbers, sold 15.4 million last quarter

Apple touts iPad numbers, sold 15.4 million last quarter

Ahead of unveiling the iPad 3, Apple is talking iPad numbers and performance so far, which you can imagine are impressive. In just the last quarter, Apple has sold 15.4 million units of the tablet, leaping well over PC sales. In fact, according to Apple, HP sold only 15.1 million PCs total in that same quarter.

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Dell says it’s no longer a PC company, shifts focus on enterprise IT

Dell says it’s no longer a PC company, shifts focus on enterprise IT

Dell appears to be shifting away from consumer products towards enterprise IT solutions in a move similar to what HP unsuccessfully attempted last year. During a new enterprise hardware launch event today, Dell's president of enterprise solutions group, Brad Anderson, proclaimed that "We're no longer a PC company, we're an IT company." The claim comes shortly following Dell's release of its full-year financial results, which showed struggling consumer sales but a strong growth in enterprise.

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