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New LCD monitors from Asus

Plus, Microsoft and Google and managed service provider forecasts

December 15, 2008
Ballmer’s nightmare: The future is Google
Network World
Google Subnet writes about the possible future of both Microsoft and Google.

“Could Google possibly be working on its own internal OS? Android is doing well in the mobile phone arena via the T-Mobile G1 and now the unlocked developer version. And it’s now being targeted at the netbook market. But can it be extended to become a true Windows killer, on the desktop and beyond? Others, like Google Watch’s Clint Boulton, say they see this mystery Google OS being more on the level of a Web-only iteration. But if this Google OS speculation turns out to be true, it could just pose enough serious competition to Windows–just at a time when the economy is forcing organizations to cut back on their IT spend.”

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Managed Service Providers: Still Optimistic About 2009
MSPmentor
Joe Panettieri reveals results from a recent poll conducted during MSPmentor Live’s CEO Exchange Webcast.

“We asked Webcast attendees the following question: In 2009, I expect my managed services revenue to…• A) Substantially increase compared to 2008 (69.5 per cent of attendees chose this answer) • B) Slightly increase compared to 2008 (26 per cent) • C) Remain flat (0 per cent) • D) Slightly decrease compared to 2008 (0 per cent) • E) Dramatically decrease compared to 2008 (4.5 per cent).”

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ASUS rolls out four new VH-series 16:9 LCD monitors
Engadget
Donald Melanson writes about Asus’ latest LCD monitors.

“The new VH-series LCD monitors, each…boast the desirable-to-some 16:9 aspect ratio. Those include the 18.5-inch VH192 model, the 21.5-inch VH222 and VH226 models, and the 23.6-inch VH242, the first of which packs a 1366×768 resolution while the latter three all offer full 1080p. All four also boast ASUS’ ‘Smart Contrast Ratio’ technology to deliver numbers from 10,000:1 to 20,000:1, and all but the low-end VH192 include an HDMI port, along with built-in speakers and, of course, the usual VGA and DVI port.”

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