On Thursday, Microsoft announced operating income of $7 billion on record revenue of $16.2 billion for the quarter ending September 30. The results were dramatically better than expectations and up significantly from the same time period a year ago. Indeed, the company experienced double-digit sales and income growth. Net income jumped a whopping 51 percent. Microsoft also reported that all its … [Read more...]
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Zhou Xingming, an NUDT professor said the computer is "equipped with 6,144 Intel CPUs and 5,120 AMD GPUs (graphics processing units)," and was able to "store all 27 million books in the National Library of China four times." The announcement was posted Thursday on several Chinese computer research websites. An official listing of the world's fastest supercomputers, the semiannual TOP500, is due … [Read more...]
" What does the future hold for Windows 8, Windows 9 and beyond? Where is Windows heading in the next five years, or in the next decade? Is the post-PC era going to usher in the post-Windows era as well? Are the two synonymous? These are legitimate questions, especially on a day when Microsoft™s soon to be ex-Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie opines that we™re at the dawn of a new day and that … [Read more...]
Why there is no 64-bit Silverlight plugin from Micorsoft: In February 2009 we e-mailed Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of Microsoft's .NET Developer Division, and asked him if Silverlight 3 would have a 64-bit version. He told us no, as other browser plugins (and most browsers) don't support 64-bit. Silverlight 3 was released in February 2009 and indeed was only available for 32-bit … [Read more...]