Update: Dell has officially announced itS Ubuntu support on the company's blog.Dell giving preinstalled desktop Linux another try with Ubuntu and this time may get it right.
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In the aftermath of MIX07 day one, with the announcements around Silverlight (see yesterday's ZDNet coverage from Mary Jo Foley, Ryan Stewart and myself), the blogosphere is weighing in with more coverage and analysis. Steve Gillmor has emerged from his cave to comment on the calculus of Microsoft's latest moves on the chess board:Today the Web woke up to a real story about itself.
Google is working with officials in fours states to make public record (gasp!) public.
Google grabs DoubleClick. Yahoo grabs Right Media.
How many lawyers does it take to cut and paste "deny allegations" a few hundred times? That's the most interesting question raised by Google's response to Viacom's $1 billion copyright suit over videos posted on YouTube (see Techmeme discussion).
Notable headlines: Google denies Viacom copyright charges. Full response (PDF).
I met with Charles Fitzgerald this afternoon to talk about the MIX07 Silverlight and related announcements. He is general manger of platform strategy for Microsoft, which means he carries the evolving script for understanding how all the pieces at the company should fit together and cohere as an underlying, point of leverage platform.
In a little under an hour, researchers at the University of Texas in Austin plan to reveal a fully functional prototype of a new computer processor it's proponents claim will scale to the "end of silicon." The processor is called TRIPS, which stands for Tera-op, Reliable, Intelligently adaptive Processing System.
After demos of Silverlight to the MIX07 crowd, Techcrunch founder and editor Mike Arrington interviewed Ray Ozzie, chief software architect, and Scott Guthrie, general manager of Microsoft's developer platform. Arrington first asked Ozzie about the notion of a Web OS, a term Ozzie didn't use in his answer.
Rackable Systems said former CA CTO Mark J. Barrenechea will take over as CEO of Rackable Systems, the beleaguered server and storage system maker.