News to know: Killing crapware; Ubuntu; Thin clients; AMD

Summary:Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft inks more Novell-like patent-infringement deals.Larry Dignan: Can multimedia make thin clients in (finally)?

Notable headlines:

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft inks more Novell-like patent-infringement deals.

Larry Dignan: Can multimedia make thin clients in (finally)?

Dan Farber: Salesforce.com unbundles Apex platform from CRM apps.

George Ou: Killing the crapware problem on PCs. John Carroll: Countering Apple's ad campaign.

AMD gooses Opteron to 3 gigahertz.


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: First thoughts on Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. Gallery (right). Christopher Dawson: Ubuntu in education?

MacBook hacked in contest at security event. Ryan Naraine: MacBook Pro hijacked with Safari zero-day.

Photos: Top 10 reviews of the week. Review: Systemax Pursuit 4155 (Intel Core Duo T2250, Vista Ultimate).

Dell: Deepening our roots in Second Life. Engadget: Dell Tablet PC coming this Fall?

Don't let your navigation system fool you.

Russell Shaw: New BlackBerry app suite will run on some Windows Mobile devices.

Start-up adds shortcuts to Web browsing.

WSJ:
Policing Web Video With 'Fingerprints'

GigaOM
: Move over MySpace, Gaia Online is here. Steve O'Hear: Facebook adds Twitter-like functionality.

David Berlind: HP responds to privacy concerns over printer driver's pop-up survey.

New York Times: From Many Tweets, One Loud Voice on the Internet.

Garett Rogers: Claim Your Content: New Google webmaster tools feature coming? Bourne Ultimatum game on Google this summer.


Photos: MLB.com on game day: How IT happens (left). IT lessons from MLB.com CTO Joe Choti.

eWeek: Red Hat's JBoss to Adopt Fedora Model.

Phil Windley: Printing circuits on your ink jet printer.

Computerworld:
No settlement with Oracle, SAP chief says

Phil Wainewright: My SaaS deployment is bigger than yours.

Donna Bogatin: Google's YouTube: Not so dirty little secrets. More Digital Markets.

Andrew Keen:
My top five consumer electronic items.

Ars Technica: This is your life, according to Google.

Images: A spinning skyscraper in Dubai (right).

Ticketmaster
sues eBay's StubHub over sales tactics.

Google purchases Marratech conferencing software. Russell Shaw: Will Google's Marratech purchase marginalize Google Talk?

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft Visual Studio Orcas Beta 1 ready for download.

Larry Dignan: AMD's restructuring could be fab-less–or at least fab light.

WSJ: Pound by Pound, Dollar for Dollar, The Complicated Equation for Going Green.

Christopher Dawson: Teachers + MySpace = Bad Idea?

Valleywag: The six things you can't say in Silicon Valley.

Topics: Processors, Google, Open Source

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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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