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Don't Downgrade Windows 8 Machines: Hewlett-Packard

PC manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (HP) is advising its customers not to downgrade its computers delivered with the new Windows 8 operating system (OS) already installed. The company says that if customers install Windows 7 on HP computers originally ... equipped with Windows 8, HP will not provide them with support, drivers, or applications. Downgrading was a relatively common practice after the release of the unpopular Windows Vista in 2007, and some say it's being practiced again now that Windows 8 has received more than its fair share of criticism . Downgrading a new computer is especially ... (view more)

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HP Invades Mobile Phone Industry

The Hewlett-Packard Company made its most recent push into the lucrative mobile phone market by unveiling two new cell phones, in addition to several other modern innovations. The phones were introduced as part of the latest iPAQ models amidst a ... huge star-studded gala in New York City. The iPAQ is a pocket PC and personal digital assistant that was first unveiled by Compaq in 2000. The device has been marketed by Hewlett-Packard ever since Compaq was acquired by the company in 2002. (Source: technology.canoe.ca ) While the device has been regarded as the leading rival to the Treo Palm, it ... (view more)

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Hewlett-Packard to Pioneer Web-Friendly Printer

When Vyomesh Joshi, senior vice president of the Hewlett-Packard printing division, took to the stage during H.P.'s quarterly "coffee talk" and spoke to the thousands employed at the company, he knew that his speech would be cause for celebration. ... Joshi reported that Hewlett-Packard was experiencing significant increases in revenue, profit and market shares. He then addressed a personal experience that he believed could potentially jeopardize the future success of the company. He announced that one of his daughters informed him that she no longer required a printer, because it is much too ... (view more)

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