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

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.

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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.

Photos: 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.

News.com: The 787 Dreamliner is here

Topics: Software Development, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobility, Open Source, Telcos, Windows

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