News to know: Vista SP1 nears; iPhone Java support; Sprint's customer service

Summary:Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Vista SP1 beta 1 to launch in mid-July. Larry Dignan: The strategy behind Vista SP1.

Notable headlines:

Mary Jo Foley: Vista SP1 beta 1 to launch in mid-July. Larry Dignan: The strategy behind Vista SP1. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Is Microsoft rushing Vista SP1 to boost adoption?

Ed Bott: The Vista driver outlook gets a little brighter.

Ed Burnette: Apple sneaks Java support onto the iPhone.

Review: Samsung Q1 Ultra (Q1U-V at left) .

Christopher Dawson: Google calculator - it’s no TI-89, but it’s pretty cool.

Sprint's customer service fiasco:

Mary Jo Foley: Are Microsoft's patent lawyers really this dumb? Microsoft tries evading new GPL grasp.

Images: The sci-fi effect on high tech (right).

Computerworld: Army medics get new handhelds for battle applications.

GE CEO Jeff Immelt: India, globalization and the economics of scarcity.

Five outsourcing trends to watch.

IHT: US telecommunications company Verizon's copper cutoff traps customers, hampers rivals.

Jason O'Grady: iPhone Diary Day 8: A hacker's handbook. Russell Shaw: U.S. Best Buy to sell the iPhone?

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft tweaks the Live side of the house.


Top 10 reviews this week.

Long Zheng: When three ex-MSFTies partner: They’re Beautiful!

Ryan Naraine: Auction site opens up for exploits, vulnerabilities. Robert Scoble: Why Microsoft outplays Apple long term.

Joshua Greenbaum: The Season of Disruption: Oracle vs. SAP, NetSuite's IPO, and the Future of Enterprise Software.

New York Times: Sony Cuts PlayStation 3 Prices as Many Xboxes Fail.

WSJ: EA chief cites need for more innovative games.

Christopher Dawson: Linux definitely has a place in education.

Dan Kusnetzky: Day 6 of the old coffee-in-the-keyboard trick.

Engadget: Extravagant World of Warcraft setup includes 47 PCs, seven monitors.

New York Times: Technology’s Untanglers: They Make It Really Work. The 787 Dreamliner is here

Topics: Developer, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobility, Open Source, Telcos, 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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