News to know: Windows for $3; Home Server; Google data seepage

Summary:Notable headlines:Microsoft, Samsung in patent swap deal. Microsoft aims to reach next billion PC users.

Notable headlines:

Microsoft, Samsung in patent swap deal. Microsoft aims to reach next billion PC users.

Mary Jo Foley @ Microsoft's "IT Pro community leaders" confab:

Is the pen still mighty in the computer age? Images: Handwriting tests in the text message era (left).


TechCrunch: MySpace News Launches Thursday.

Ryan Naraine: Beware of da

ta seepage on Google Calendar. Donna Bogatin: Google vs. Microsoft Office? Yay! Google Spreadsheets gets charts. Images (left): Google's new Froogle. on Google Product Search.

TechCrunch: eBay acquiring StumbleUpon. Techmeme. Google launches StumbleUpon rival.

Web attackers get better at hiding. Report: Rootkits becoming increasingly complex.

Photos (right): Ultramobile PCs emerge at Intel IDF in China.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Quad-core CPUs and DDR3 RAM to go mainstream 2009. HP widens lead over Dell in healthy PC market.

TurboTax's electronic filing overloads at the last minute
. Rough Type: Intuit's cloudburst frustrates customers.

FAQ: Detangling virtualization.

Ed Burnette:
Sun and Canonical to distribute Java with Ubuntu Linux.

Phil Wainewright: Workday: ‘parity’ with SAP in 18 months.

BlackBerry outage: RIM a victim of its own success? Russell Shaw's BlackBerry Beat.

Review: Helio Music (left).

Alan Graham: Amazon sues Alexaholic.

Is eBay’s purchase of Skype paying off?
Techmeme on eBay earnings.

AP: Motorola Posts 1Q Loss on Charges. E-Trade 1Q Profit Up, Warns for 2007.

Larry Dignan: IBM: U.S. enterprise spending slumped in March. Sun: Can it grow services?

Ed Bott: The final word on Vista startup times.

Gallery (right): How to keep your Office 2007 files completely secure.

Ryan Stewart: Flash Player/Apollo DRM and building Apollo applications with Dreamweaver.

Ed Burnette: Google AJAX Feed API simplifies Web 2.0 mashups. Steve O'Hear: Second Life to open-source grid; will Google bite?

PC makers walk fine line with 'crapware.'

Topics: Windows, E-Commerce, Google, Servers


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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