2006.02.06 - 2006.02.12   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
France rules P2P legal for personal use.
2006 - make or break for SGI?
Napster posts loos despite higher revenue.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Windows Vista release date set? (Dec 1st?)
AOL & Yahoo! figh spam with e-mail fees.
Google makes software deal with Dell.
Ericsson delivers anti-virus kit to operators.
M$ sets Windows anti-virus price.
Photoshop tops "wanted Linux software" chart.
4-year limited patent proposal.
VW to bring Google Earth into cars?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
IBM shows off "6GHz capable" Power6 CPU.
ATI intros mobile workstation FireGL V5200.
Intel preps new ULV chips (U1300, U1400).
AMD: Virtualization tech now available.
Intel promises quad core chip by Q1/2007.
IBM & Freescale to "stay faithful" to Power.
AMD's Socket AM2 to hit the street before Q3.
ATI preps new Crossfire chip-set (RD580).
VIA announces new IGP P4 chip-set.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
Steve Fosset sets new flight record.
Google fund research on hadwrite search.