News to know: Vista DRM; EU thumps Microsoft; SAP; DST; SCO

Summary:Notable headlines:Ed Bott: Everything you’ve read about Vista DRM is wrong (Part 1).EU court crushes Microsoft's antitrust appeal.

Notable headlines:

Ed Bott: Everything you’ve read about Vista DRM is wrong (Part 1).

EU court crushes Microsoft's antitrust appeal.

David Morgenstern: Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit: Love the sinner, hate the sin.

Marc Andreessen: The three kinds of platforms you meet on the Internet Michael Krigsman: SAP license and price negotiation dynamics.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft has changed (some of) its monopolistic ways. Microsoft preps customers early in hopes of avoiding DST fallout. Is Microsoft Office 2007 outselling Windows Vista? Larry Dignan: SCO files for bankruptcy. Dana Blankenhorn: It's over as SCO files for bankruptcy protection. Groklaw roundup.

Ryan Naraine: Money mule recruiters get more brazen. Unpatched QuickTime-to-Firefox flaw dings IE too. Photos: Touring Nextfest (right). More tech visions of future from NextFest.

Russell Shaw: Company unveils IP-enabled, iPod-friendly home theater distribution tech.

Online currency trader nabs $100 million in venture funds. VentureBeat: Has the smart money abandoned Web 2.0 companies? The Guardian: O2 wins Apple iPhone deal - at a hefty price. Dan Farber: Yahoo prepping Mash to stop the bleeding. Publishing 2.0: The Assumptions That Yahoo Mash And Other Social Networks Make About You. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: More information from Microsoft on stealth update. Microsoft dodging the real stealth update issues.

Dennis Howlett: Appexchange a bust? Joshua Greenbaum: SAP's A1S and's Brinkmanship at Its Best.

New Net taxes could arrive in November.

Leap Wireless board rejects MetroPCS bid.

Computerworld: Macs on the network: Time to panic? Garett Rogers: Gmail to get offline support this year? Google sco

res a win over Microsoft's OOXML.

How law enforcement uses Google Earth. Gallery (right).

Mark Cuban: Once you go Mac. New York Times: A Window of Opportunity for Macs, Soon to Close.

Russell Shaw: How the BestBuy connection will help Speakeasy ADSL2. Dan Farber: Weekend bits: BEA, executive moves, the triple header. Employers crack down on 'Facebook addicts'

Dana Blankenhorn: Could AMD move open desktop Linux market? David Berlind: With a 'wholesale' model, Nirvanix's API-based storage service to take on Amazon's S3. Roland Piquepaille: The most powerful microscope in the world. A robotic Meridian to fly over the poles. TD Ameritrade discovers database breach.

Photos: Top 10 reviews of the week. Joe McKendrick: Could lack of SOA open a company to lawsuits? For SOA ROI, all you need is a 'just-good-enough' number. Nonprofit group hikes price of $100 laptop. Phil Windley: Battling terrorism with computers and math.

Heather Clancy Collins: The Dell of green-tech alternatives?

Topics: Microsoft, Apple, Google, Hardware, SAP, 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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