Dell has made a big splash with various laptop and desktop colors as it aims to appeal to consumers. The problem: Those laptop paint jobs aren't easy.
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Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Can Microsoft ever stop kernel tampering in Vista?Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: My 7-step Windows Vista reliability action plan.
The Financial Times reports that the U.S. spies will have access to their own social network, dubbed "A-Space," modeled on services like Facebook and MySpace.
Brad Fitzpatrick, one of the creators of OpenID, has a paper on the social graph problem that posits an open social graph that records public data about relationships as the basis for other social networks. It's worth reading.
News.com is covering the Hot Chips 19 conference on high performance processors taking place this week at Stanford University.
Skype offered up some more details about its two-day outage last week and noted that Microsoft patches were not to blame.This point was fairly clear in its initial blog posting on the incident.
Open source is always friend to the No. 2 player in a market and always the enemy of the top dog.
On today's podcast:Vista whining goes overboard.iPhone's most wanted features.
Wal-Mart is going DRM free too.Wal-Mart said in a statement that it will offer DRM-free music for 94 cents a track from record labels such as Universal and EMI Music.
The never-ending iPhone demand watch continues. UBS analyst Ben Reitzes in a research report said that iPhone demand appears to be solid based on AT&T store surveys.