News to know: Apple's $800 laptop; MS and Mac Patch Days; Vista Home for business

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Ryan Naraine: Mac OS X Patch Day: 40 security flaws fixedMS Patch Tuesday heads-up: 11 bulletins, 4 criticalEd Bott: Look who’s buying Vista Home Basic (hint: it’s not home users)Facebook: Revenue plan by 2011; Growth is key for nowRobert Scoble and sexy enterprise softwareMary Jo Foley: How much would an $800 Apple laptop hurt Microsoft?

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:

Ryan Naraine: Mac OS X Patch Day: 40 security flaws fixed

Ed Bott: Look who’s buying Vista Home Basic (hint: it’s not home users)

Facebook: Revenue plan by 2011; Growth is key for now

Robert Scoble and sexy enterprise software

Mary Jo Foley: How much would an $800 Apple laptop hurt Microsoft?

Sam Diaz: Economy-pinched semiconductor industry: How to ride the storm

Andrew Mager: Uncov is back, and you can write for it

Dell speeds backup with disk-to-disk system

H-1B visas rife with fraud, worker mistreatment

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft Live Labs launches politically focused social-media site

John Morris: Laptops with mobile WiMax now available

Churchill Club podcast: Irrational decisions and the rational people who make them

The Apple II is baaaaccckk (via emulator)

Nobel Laureate is the father of Kevin Mitnick investigator

Two things money can’t buy: love and SOA

John Carroll: Anonymity and the Internet

Kevin Rose: advertising, can you Digg it?

Dana Blankenhorn: How closely to regulate consumer medical tests?

Tom Foremski: IBM considering financing IT project partners because of banking crisis

Andrew Nusca: Is Microsoft's fatal flaw the computer?

Brian Sommer: Tempest or Nuclear Winter

Garett Rogers: Google PPOB? What is it?

Ryan Naraine: Opera bitten by 'extremely severe' browser bug

Heather Clancy: Up on the rooftop: Brightening prospects for solar technology

Larry Dignan: Entellium executives arrested by FBI for making up revenue figures

Dancho Danchev: Asus ships Eee Box PCs with malware

Buy an ASUS Eee Box mini PC, get free malware!

Paul Miller: An interview with David Provost

Dana Blankenhorn: Making money on open source

Start-up looks to extend battery life

Roland Piquepaille: Inside an early star-forming galaxy

Scientists make ultrathin superconducting films

Michael Krigsman: London Stock Exchange website reports incorrect prices

Amazon cuts S3 pricing; Dangles carrot in front of enterprises

Dan Kusnetzky: Desktone "Desktops as a Service"

Paul Murphy: Plagiarism, gibberish, IEEE, and the textbook business

Richard Koman: Palin the reformer? In fact, a pattern of stonewalling and hiding

Matthew Miller: Can the Motorola Q11 compete in today's market without a 3G radio?

Christopher Dawson: Where are all the programmers?