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Apr 10 2007   6:51AM GMT

Channel news: AMD restructures after 1Q results; Citrix touts app performance

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AMD restructuring after 1q revenue miss With its sales shriveling even more than analysts feared, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is imposing a partial hiring freeze and clamping down on other major expenses as the slumping chip maker tries to weather a fierce battle with Intel Corp. [AP]

Citrix to corporate IT: Application delivery is strategic The network vendor is pushing its first desktop virtualization offering and calling on application providers and system vendors to educate the market on the value of application acceleration. [eWEEK]

Longhorn April CTP precedes Beta 3 Longhorn Beta 3 still on track, according to Microsoft, as it releases new code this week.

Open source software seeks SOA interoperability Getting open source components to work together in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) is not easy, but the newly formed Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) promises to bring some order to the interoperability chaos.[]

High-end AMD X2 processor prices cut almost in half AMD’s restructuring is being accompanied by dramatic drops in the prices of its microprocessors, according to new official information released Monday. [eWEEK]

Intel launches new quad-core processor for high-end PCs The latest chip is aimed at gamers, design professionals and enthusiasts looking for high-performance hardware. [eWEEK]

Microsoft adds new features to free monitoring tool IT managers can delve deeper into their computer networks with the latest version of Process Monitor, a tool that originated at Sysinternals, which was acquired by Microsoft.[]

New Salesforce tools aim to manage workers’ content Inc. introduced software on Monday that allows business customers to more easily manage and share documents, e-mail and videos, much as they do on Web sites like YouTube and Gmail. [Reuters] buys Web content management firm Purchase of start-up Koral lets Salesforce expand offerings into Web content management, as it details two new products. [CNET]

Judge tosses suit over memory chip price A federal judge has tossed out an antitrust lawsuit filed against seven memory chip makers, but left the door open for the complaining customers to revive the case with more detailed price-fixing allegations. [AP]

Dell waves goodbye to Axim More by this author. Dell has quietly stopped selling its Axim X51 hand-held computer, effectively bringing its range of pocket PCs to an end. [TheReg]

Bloggers disinclined toward suggestion of Net civility A proposed code of conduct for bloggers, aimed at discouraging personal attacks, has been met with intense criticism by many of the Internet denizens it would supposedly affect. [SanFranChronicle]

Verisign wastes no time jacking up domain prices Sweetheart deal with ICANN ready to pay dividends. [TheReg]

Symantec completes Altiris acquisition Security vendor Symantec took another big gulp. This time it swallowed systems management and virtualization software player Altiris.[]

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