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Noon News: Amazon Suspends Nintendo 3DS Sales, MS Office Issues on Mac OS X Lion, Microsoft Partners with Attachmate

Web retailer Amazon Inc suspended the sale of the Nintendo 3DS console only to resume again shortly after, following an issue raise by customers. According to tech website PCMag, on Monday, Amazon suspended the sale of the Cosmo Black Nintendo 3DS, the handheld video gaming console after several customers posted complaints about the device.

Software giant Microsoft has released Avatar Kinect for the Xbox 360 gaming console, which is free for Xbox Live users till September. The technology, which was first unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the CES in January, has been designed to track the facial movements of users and then mimic them on a virtual Avatar on the screen.

Windows maker Microsoft has informed Office for Mac users about some known issues with the new Mac OS X Lion. On a Microsoft Support posting, Microsoft revealed that there were two main issues it had discovered while running Office on the new Apple operating system.

Enterprise networking equipment maker Juniper has announced that it has recruited former Server and Tools President at Microsoft Bob Muglia into its ranks. The company said in a press release that Muglia will be joining Juniper as executive vice president of the Software Solutions Division, reporting directly to Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson.

Software giant Microsoft has partnered with Attachmate’s SUSE division to purchase and resell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server licenses worth $100 million over the next four years. The purpose of the deal is to allow Microsoft to develop Windows interoperability tools for the Linux based server operating system. The four year extension signed by Microsoft builds on a 2006 deal with Novell, which owned SUSE at that time.

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