News to know: Geek sheets; Cuil; Apple; DNS patch

Notable headlines:Jason Perlow: Geek Sheet: A Tweaker's Guide to Solid State Drives (SSDs) and LinuxGallery: Crucial (Micron) Solid State DrivesMy Sunday Afternoon: Fun with VMWare ESX 3iDana Blankenhorn: The Microsoft way with ApacheSearch Engine Land: Cuil Launches — Can This Search Start-Up Really Best Google?Larry Dignan: FCC expected to rule against Comcast Aug.

Notable headlines:

Jason Perlow: Geek Sheet: A Tweaker's Guide to Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: The Microsoft way with Apache

Search Engine Land: Cuil Launches — Can This Search Start-Up Really Best Google?

Larry Dignan: FCC expected to rule against Comcast Aug. 1

GigaOm: Russia, The Final Frontier For Data Centers? Dignan: Russia as datacenter hub? Not so fast

Garett Rogers: Make your Gmail even more secure

Paul Murphy: WiFi, Cancer, and Legal Liability

Dion Hinchcliffe: Twelve best practices for online customer communities

CenterNetworks: Amazon Explains The S3 Outage and Downtime Last Weekend

NYT: Apple's culture of secrecy

Jason Hiner: These 10 tools will make you a power user on TwitterRoland Piquepaille: A portable solar-powered ECG unit

Phil Wainewright: Cast Iron's lifecycle SaaS integration play

TechCrunch: Google Walks Away From Digg Deal

News.com: Dell issues update for Nvidia graphics chip glitch

Ed Bott: 21 months later, Vista is still more secure than XP

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft finalizes Windows XP for OLPC laptops

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Hardware 2.0 'Best Kit List' for Aug/Sep 08. Gallery (right)

Jennifer Leggio: Cool Tools - Slingpage extends stickies and sharing to Firefox users

Mitch Ratcliffe: Video messaging: Every mail a pitch for attention

IT Facts: 32% of North American SMBs have been hit by cybercrime numerous times

NY Times: The Young Turks of Cyberspace

Larry Dignan: Howard's happy: Sirius-XM merger (finally) approved; Now the work really begins

Offshore outsourcers likely to beef up security following Bangalore blas

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Images: NASA uncovers secret of the Northern Lights

Apple: MobileMe Status

Jason O'Grady: iPhone gas application roundup

EIC podcast: Microsoft's analyst meeting; Icahn's deal; Facebook

Zack Whittaker: 10 essential gadgets for students

Kingsley-Hughes: Foxconn snubs Linux users

Deb Perelman: My Awesome IT Job: Researcher and manager, Microsoft

 Gartner pitches analysis of PHRs in the clouds

Photos: Top 10 reviews of the week

Richard Koman: Software makers may sue eBay

Michael Krigsman: Did Levi's use failed IT as a 'convenient scapegoat'?

Dan Kusnetzky: If Xen and KVM are free, why do VMware and Microsoft get all of the press?

Oliver Marks: Talent development

Roland Piquepaille: Nanotechnology adds vital enzyme to water

Christopher Dawson: Girls are as smart as boys, but tests are getting dumber

Matthew Miller: MobileTechRoundup show #141, jkOnTheRun is aquired, Sony Reader, battery life, and more

Gateway stops selling PCs direct