News to know: Apple and anti-virus; Vista SP2; Kumo; Palm; Linux

Summary:Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Christopher Dawson: Just what does it take to switch to desktop Linux (part 2)?

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:

Christopher Dawson: Just what does it take to switch to desktop Linux (part 2)?

Ryan Naraine: Apple: Mac users should run multiple anti-virus

Ed Bott: With Vista SP2, Microsoft is back on track

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft puts more muscle behind its potential 'Kumo' search brand

Is there no end to the AutoRun madness?

Photos: iFrogz Ear Pollution Plugz

Sam Diaz: Palm: On track to become a historical footnote

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: WARP speed for Windows 7

Apple hits Psystar with DMCA charges

Dennis Howlett: Welcome to MegaTom

Brian Sommer: Would you lie to get your project funded?

Joe McKendrick: SOA eased the way for recent shotgun financial mergers

Zack Whittaker: Has technology evolved our language beyond recognition?

Matthew Miller: Nokia N97 announced; QWERTY keyboard and touch on a Nseries device

Webware: Google reveals Chrome extensions plan

Amazon Web Services: Amazon SimpleDB Grows Up

Jason O'Grady: The Simpsons lampoon Apple

David Morgenstern: Apple iPhone customers gain free VPN serviceDancho Danchev: AlertPay hit by a large scale DDoS attack

Venture Beat: Six Apart acquires and shuts down Pownce Pownce blog: Goodbye Pownce, Hello Six Apart

Michael Krigsman: Former inmate accused of hacking prison IT

Paula Rooney: Openbravo to push open source ERP more aggressively in US

Gallery: HP adds custom Linux OS to netbooks (right)

Oliver Marks: The Paparazzi Social Media Problem

Deb Perelman: The most slacking-est time of the year

Dave Greenfield: Hi Def Voice: Cool Sounding, But Do You Care?

Survey: CIOs 'out of the loop'

Harry Fuller: What a difference one atom makes

Hackers boot Linux on iPhone

'Dumbing down' the security profession

Download Squad: gOS Cloud - From zero to web browser in just a few seconds

Jason Perlow: Why Grandma Sandy and Aunt Roz don't want an HDTV for Christmas

Photos: Top-rated reviews of the week

Matthew Miller: Holiday Gift Guide 2008: Feature phones

Heather Clancy: Using TREES to save the forest

Roland Piquepaille: Supercomputers help design better golf balls

Dana Gardner: Interview: HP's Tim Hall on heightening roles of governance in SOA, cloud and managing dynamic business boundaries

Ryan Stewart: The widget conundrum

BoomTown: Huffington Post Nabs $25 Million in Funding-Here's a BoomTown Interview With Oak Investment's Fred Harman

Dallas Morning News: Blockbuster, Microsoft team up on mobile services

Andrew Nusca: Study: Cell phones distract drivers more than passengers do

WSJ: FCC Head Pushes Free Web Plan

Does Cyber Monday matter this year?

Who gains from Microsoft's free Morro antivirus?

Sun warns of bugs as it releases MySQL 5.1

Topics: Linux, Apple, Microsoft, Mobility, Open Source, Operating Systems, Security, Software, Windows

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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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