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Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft readies new 'don't blame Windows' toolAnd Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer @D6 Vista Team blog: Microsoft demonstrates Multi-touchNews.com: Gates and Ballmer at D6: The movieNews.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Notable headlines:

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft readies new 'don't blame Windows' tool

And Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer @D6 

Jason Perlow: Linux Users: no MSDN downloads for you!

Christopher Dawson: Asus EBOX may be just what we're looking forRyan Naraine: Adobe Flash zero-day exploit in the wild

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Firefox 3 RC2 on tap, final ship in mid June

Techrepublic: IT Dojo: Quickly map drive letters in Windows XP with SUBST, PUSHD, and POPD

Robin Harris: Put some IT pros in jail

Images: Phoenix Lander greeted by Mars spacecraft

Michael Krigsman: Moody's software bug screws investors

David Morgenstern: More notes on the active-passive noise cancellation debate

Joe McKendrick: What's stopping vendors from offering SOA from the cloud?

Dennis Howlett: Google's obfuscation on privacy

Matthew Miller: MobileTechRoundup show #134, Mobius, the Advantage X7510 and Opera Mobile 9.5Roland Piquepaille:Big earthquakes trigger tremors worldwide

Financial Times: Web 2.0 fails to produce cash

Google: The Google Mini gets a Not-so-mini Upgrade

Ryan Stewart: Mobile advertising: "The next big wave" and a golden opportunity for RIAs

Kingsley-Hughes: Don't go buying high-end graphics cards to power the next-gen Photoshop

Adobe rolls out Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Soundbooth betas

Ripping vs. Transcoding. Gallery right.

Andrew Nusca: VCR converts old tapes to digital video (yes, you read correctly)

Dennis Howlett: VITAL Phreadz

Oliver Marks: Enterprise 2.0 Boston platinum pass competition!

Bits: Liberty Pulls Back from Vongo Internet Movie Service

Jason O'Grady: Gallery: Sydney Apple Store facade

Heather Clancy: Linux green activists unite!

Gizmodo: Intel's Centrino 2 Platform Delayed (Upshot: No New MacBooks at WWDC)

Matthew Miller: Mobile 2.0 conference debuting in Europe on July 4th

Dana Blankenhorn: We got your microtransactions

right here

Via open sources laptop designs; Will it make Via relevant as a chipmaker again? Gallery right.

Steve O'Hear: Facebook to open source its developer platform?

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