Stories by Sumner Lemon and Joris Evers

Gartner: MS cuts Windows price to $40 in Thailand

In a move that could lead to lower prices for Microsoft's software in other countries, the Redmond, Washington, software company has cut the price of its Windows operating system and Office application suite in Thailand, according to a report released by market analyst Gartner.

Dell cuts consumer PC warranties worldwide

In a move intended to lower its prices, Dell Computer Corp. has decided to reduce the warranties on its consumer and small business PCs from three years to one, a company spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The announcement comes in the midst of a global slowdown in PC sales.