HP held its annual Discover user event in Las Vegas last week, and made a raft of announcements around flash in the data centre and the Helion cloud, as well as giving a firm date of 1 November for the company's split into two separate businesses.
Film studios DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment were also on hand to announce their use of various HP tools, and to bring a bit of Hollywood glitz to proceedings.
Microsoft finally confirmed the release date for the next version of its Windows operating system. Windows 10 will land on 29 July.
HP and analyst firm IDC took opposing stances on whether Windows 10 will give the PC market a boost, but many current Windows users were annoyed and confused about the arrival of a Windows 10 update icon on their screens, which had the look of a virus alert.
Here's the full list of the most popular stories last week.
HP Discover: The 9 biggest announcements
Deals with DreamWorks, Grommet open source framework and powering the Avatar franchise
Windows 10 update icon causes 'virus' concerns
Users worried by arrival of new icon offering 'too good to be true' deal
Windows 10 update spells the end for DVDs, games and gadgets on older devices
Free upgrade on offer for one year to anyone with a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machine, but Microsoft warns of 'feature deprecation'
Skype for Web available to all except Chromebook users
Browser-based video calls arrive on Mac and Windowe
HMRC ditches Microsoft in favour of Google Apps
First major government department to 'Go Google'
HP: Windows 10 will 'inspire' users to buy a new PC
Firm debunks IDC's claims that Windows 10 won't boost PC sales
Phil Zimmerman and Tim-Berners Lee decry surveillance measures
Pair plus Richard Stallman paint a grim picture of computing in the 21st century
HP aims at the all-flash data centre with next-generation 3Par StoreServ 20000 arrays
HP offers high-performance all-flash arrays with a claimed cost of $1.50 per usable gigabyte
Apple iCloud and App Store services return after outage
Key services were offline, but Apple has given no information about the problem
VMware and Intel's McAfee team up to secure software-defined networks
Integration of security tools with VMware NSX enables intrusion prevention on all traffic in the data centre
Insecticides based on sulfoxaflor might be as bad for bees as neonicotinoids
Intel teases forthcoming new graphics card accompanied by the text "We will set our graphics free"
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