News to know: Virtual PC 2007; IT leadership; Joost's big deal

Summary:Notable headlines: Dion Hinchcliffe: Tracking the DIY phenomenon Part 1: Widgets, badges, and gadgets.Viacom to license content to Joost: WSJ.

Notable headlines: 

Dion Hinchcliffe: Tracking the DIY phenomenon Part 1: Widgets, badges, and gadgets.

Viacom to license content to Joost: WSJ.

Jason O'Grady: The DVD-R (at right) media that destroyed my SuperDrive (photos).

Donna Bogatin: John McCain announces McCain Space.

Wind River acquires real-time Linux tech.

Engadget: It's official: XM and Sirius plan to tie the knot. Techmeme discussion. Business coverage. Russell Shaw: XM and Sirius-This Marriage Could Work IF. What do you think?

Computerworld: Are IT leaders made or bornBrajeshwar asks are you a Programmer or a Coder?

Ryan Naraine: Massive DDoS attack KOs anti-phishing group.

Mary Jo Foley: Virtual PC 2007, downloadable now, supports Vista as host and guest. Vista-compatible SQL Server 2005 SP2 ships. New Longhorn Server test build released; Beta 3 up next.

Images (at right): A Web lesson plan from the South Pole.

Dell on the comeback trail:

Ed Burnette: Dell customers demand Linux on new customer feedback site.

Steve O'Hear: Dell crowdsources innovation.

News: Dell's new kids on the block.

Larry Dignan: Dell may get serious about product design.

Donna Bogatin interviews iStockphoto CEO a year after being acquired by Getty Images.

Paid Content: MySpace May Beat Yahoo On Pageviews, But Not When It Comes To Attracting Advertisers.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: AnyDVD HD defeats AACS on HD-DVDs. Houston, Wii have a problem. A winning business plan for Second Life.

Read/WriteWeb: Why AOL Created 63 Million New OpenIDs.

Joe Mckendrick says Signs abound that SOA is moving to the sweet spot of the market. Another view: clear IT ‘clutter’ before thinking about SOA. Dana Gardner: A look at Tibco's SOA tools, ESBs as platform, webMethods Fabric 7.

Think you know your mobile keyboards? Guess right and you might win an i-mate JAQ3, says Matthew Miller. Keyboard images (at left).

Garett Rogers: Google lets you suggest a better translation.

Jason O'Grady has a few Apple TV theories.

Computerworld: Web 2.0 could usher wave of storage disruption.

Infinite Loop: 75 percent of Vista reviewers bring up MacOS X.

ZDNet UK: Cuba to move to open source

Topics: Dell


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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