News to know: Microsoft vs. open source; Wi-Fi security; AMD; Halo 3

News to know: Microsoft vs. open source; Wi-Fi security; AMD; Halo 3

Summary: Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft: Free and open source software violates 235 Microsoft patents. Report: Microsoft says open source violates 235 patents.

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Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft: Free and open source software violates 235 Microsoft patents. Report: Microsoft says open source violates 235 patents.
 Fortune:  Microsoft takes on the free world.

AMD goes quad-core with Phenom.

George Ou: Why VPN can't replace Wi-Fi security.

Ryan Naraine: Hacker demos how to defeat Citibank’s virtual keyboard.

David Berlind: A video tour of Sun's Project Blackbox: a complete data center in a shipping container. Gallery (right).

AppleInsider: Apple snags 10 percent of U.S. retail notebook sales in March.

Robert Scoble: We need better statistics. Ryan Stewart: Metrics and the evolving web.

CodeGear goes Ruby on Rails route.

Microsoft unveils Web phone hardware.

'Halo 3' gets mixed reviews at sneak peek.

Java goes back to the PC. Gallery (right).

Russell Shaw: I'm "Twittering" on my BlackBerry right now-but Not via SMS.
My Chemical Romance fans: YouTube wants you to sign up with AT&T.
VoIP's "four obstacles" are listed and described.

Computerworld: DHS privacy committee joins Real ID opposition.

Larry Dignan: PC buyers finally start seeing memory price breaks. George Ou: 2 GB DDR2-800 RAM drops to $90!

New MySpace copyright tech turns heads, raises brows. Donna Bogatin: MySpace polices video copyright: Where is Google YouTube?

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft tees up LiveDrive hosted-storage service.

Joe McKendrick: Group sets SOA success goal at 75% of companies - why is that important?

Phil Wainewright: Appirio's eat-your-own-dogfood SaaS integration.

Roland Piquepaille: A new weapon against tsunamis.

Photos: Engineering lessons learned from Katrina (left).

Garett Rogers: Google Earth 4.1 released.


Apple, others draw legal threat over media players.

Techies shunned as workers fix own IT problems.

Roland Piquepaille: Using technology to enhance humans.

Topics: Wi-Fi, Microsoft, Open Source, Processors

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