News to know: RealPlayer flaw; Wireless speakers; Ubuntu installation; Amazon's EC2

Summary:Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: IE users beware: RealPlayer zero-day flaw under attack. Mozilla plugs 10 more Firefox holes.

Notable headlines:

Ryan Naraine: IE users beware: RealPlayer zero-day flaw under attack. Mozilla plugs 10 more Firefox holes.

Heather Clancy: Green business backlash: We could see this coming. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Ubuntu 7.10 - Installation walk-through. Gallery. Christopher Dawson: Microsoft matters less every 6 months. Garett Rogers: Google tries to turn out the lights in San Francisco. Google playing angles to make Facebook deal?

Tokyo soccer robots don't quite have Becks appeal. Russell Shaw: Experienced Skype user: the way Skype handles trouble tix is "total and utter disgrace".

Don't like Net Neutrality? What about "Structural Separation?"

Paul Murphy: Aix vs Solaris (3)

Wireless speakers: Sound at last? Photos: Cutting the speaker cord.

Michael Krigsman: Psychopathic IT projects: a five-point checklist.

Larry Dignan: On-demand software squared: Coupa launches SaaS e-procurement system running on Amazon's EC2 service.

Computerworld: The iPod Touch: A business tool.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft Live Labs rolls out list-sharing tool. Stripped-down 'MinWin' kernel to be at the core of Windows 7 and more. The New York Times: The Google way: Give engineers room.

Ed Bott: The RIAA versus us: a file-sharing standoff.

Vonage sued by AT&T for patent infringement. Russell Shaw: Here we go again: AT&T files patent infringement suit against Vonage. Here's the Patent

AT&T is suing Vonage over.

Photos: Feting the best ideas in design (right).

George Ou: Western Digital 'GreenPower" drive halves power consumption. Valleywag: NBC pulls YouTube channel.

Joe McKendrick: Too many companies burden developers with SOA security.

Richard Stiennon: DHS has some house keeping to do. David Berlind: Windows Home Server fan club beats me up for asking if WHS is Microsoft's next flop. Dana Blankenhorn: Too late to define an Internet service mark?

TorrentFreak: How to bypass Comcast's BitTorrent Throttling. Paula Rooney: Acacia denies patent claim is an attack on open source, denies any Microsoft role.

Dan Farber: The Semantic wedge: Freebase, Powerset and Twine. AT&T's Randall Stephenson: Don't dork up the rules.

Analyst: Social networking faces uncertain future. Tom Foremski: Did GOOG beat estimates by shortchanging publishing partners? Easy Facebook apps with Microsoft's PopFly. Saving Silicon Valley stories. Dana Gardner: Sun to swap out ME for SE on mobile devices -- high risk alert!

Topics: Mobility, Amazon, Enterprise Software, Google, Microsoft, Networking, Open Source, Windows


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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