News to know: Vista SP1; Google; PDF ads

Summary:Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft hones its internal sales pitch for Vista Service Pack 1. Vista SP1 Release Candidate expected next week.

Notable headlines:

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft hones its internal sales pitch for Vista Service Pack 1. Vista SP1 Release Candidate expected next week.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Even Microsoft has trouble understanding what 'Vista Capable'

means.

Performance profiles for Vista

Crysis on the Alienware m9750. Gallery at right.

David Morgenstern: Apple can even spin troubleshooting. Mary Jo Foley: Office 2008 for Mac to feature iPhone sync capability. Garett Rogers: Google Gadgets will work on your Mac tomorrow.

Spending Google's money on conscientious causes. Googified: Google's Digg-style experiment.

Ed Burnette: Why Microsoft hates Google's Android

News.com: Yahoo, Adobe team up on PDF ads.

Russell Shaw: Do you care dept.: PowerPoint file export to iPhone, IPod will be possible in Office 2008 for Mac.

Larry Dignan: Zero Days: How to protect yourself. SANS Institute paints gloomy security picture.

Ryan Naraine: Netscape plays catch up with security patches.

Researchers flag 'highly critical' IBM Lotus Notes flaws. Symantec plugs Backup Exec holes.

Insecurity in the digital world.

GigaOm: With Google’s My Location, Who Needs a GPS?

Dan Farber: Tim Berners-Lee dream for Facebook five years hence. Dana Blankenhorn: Where is the new money in open source for 2008?

Paula Rooney: No XO for Negroponte: Nigerian developer sues over OLPC.

Images: 3D shopping at Brookstone.

George Ou: Wi-Fi crushes Bluetooth mouse for RF airspace. Phil Wainewright: If you trade in dependency, you have to earn trust.

Intel still top chipmaker in '07, AMD drops.

Matthew Miller: Mobius Amsterdam 2008: Opening reception and disclosure.

Dave Greenfield: Legalists: Google Case Precedent for Challenging Privacy. Privacy: Not So Ironclad.

Can LinkedIn CEO's hot air inflate the company's valuation? Steve O'Hear: What would News Corp. do with LinkedIn?

Ryan Stewart: Forrester details RIA use in the enterprise for Information Workplaces.

Micron rolls out solid-state drives. Heather Clancy: Thanks for the memory.

Matthew Miller: Verizon Wireless finally releases XV6800 WM Professional device.

Larry Dignan: Google's FCC deadline approaches: Will it bid for 700 Mhz wireless spectrum?

Topics: Windows, Google, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Security, Software

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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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