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News to know: Apple patch; Fusion fun; Quantum computing; ODF; Vista galore

Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Hacker finds 492,000 unprotected Oracle, SQL database servers. Apple monster update fixes 41 Mac OS X, Safari vulnerabilitiesDan Farber: Michael Dell promises 'Greenprint' reference architectureLarry Ellison: First Fusion apps to arrive early in 2008Ed Burnette: D-Wave demonstrates latest quantum computer prototype at SC07.

Notable headlines:

Ryan Naraine: Hacker finds 492,000 unprotected Oracle, SQL database servers. Apple monster update fixes 41 Mac OS X, Safari vulnerabilities

Dan Farber: Michael Dell promises 'Greenprint' reference architecture

Larry Ellison: First Fusion apps to arrive early in 2008

Ed Burnette: D-Wave demonstrates latest quantum computer prototype at SC07.

SC07 Day 4: George Smoot listens for the big bang.

Mary Jo Foley: OpenDocument Foundation folds; will Microsoft benefit? Dana Blankenhorn: Microsoft cements OpenXML standard with Daisy deal.

Techmeme: Comcast sued over BitTorrent traffic shaping.

Garett Rogers: Hidden Gmail feature lets you search by language

Dell to carry Solaris 10 on PowerEdge servers. Dan Farber:Dell becomes official reseller of Sun’s Solaris. Sun launches xVM virtualization platform.

Photos: From the moon to the Earth--in HD (above).

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Adventures with Vista 64-bit - Part 1

Beet.TV: YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen: "It's Going to Take A Little More Time" for Ad Monetization.

Mary Jo Foley: Vista SP1: Release Candidate test build goes to 15,000 testers. Vista mistakes Microsoft won’t repeat with Windows 7. Report: One-third of businesses to begin Vista deployments by mid-2008. Microsoft expands Office ‘pay-as-you-go’ rental program.

News.com: Mozilla responds: Firefox is independent. Computerworld: Mozilla won't fix 80% of Firefox 3.0's bugs.

Ed Bott: Microsoft releases details on Vista activation.

David Berlind: How employers can pay the OLPC forward and why the OLPC project needs digital badges

PCPro: Music boss: we were wrong to go to war with consumers.

Paul Murphy: Server to server: MacOS X vs. Linux

Joe McKendrick: Microsoft Oriented Architecture: Is it sooo 2003? SOA, seen through the lens of the economy.

Robin Harris: How much does a flash disk increase battery life?

Roland Piquepaille: A phone that tells you what to do.

Jason O'Grady: MacBook keyboard deafness bug under Leopard.

Heather Clancy: Measure by measure: IBM service helps companies document energy reduction efforts. Photos: Chicago's super-sized green buildings (right).

Larry Dignan: Social networking: Quietly being subsumed by your everyday apps.

Obama outlines federal CTO position; Where’s the power? Techmeme.

Marvel pops comics online, hopes fans pay.

Going cold turkey off a handheld.

DailyTech: Ballmer Welcomes Google's Android OS to "Microsoft's World" Larry Page no longer searching for love.