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Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily .  For continuous updates see BNET’s around-the-Web tech coverage

Christopher Dawson: Convertible Classmate, take 2

Jason Perlow: Linux dead at hands of Windows 7? Horse puckey!

Tech earnings:

Mary Jo Foley: Near-final IE 8 test build ready for download

Foley: Win 7 beta: February 10 is the download cut-off date

PerformancePoint Server, Microsoft datacenters feel the pinch

Adam O'Donnell: Mac malware will become endemic amongst high-risk groups

Websense: Barack Obama's Site Leading to Trojan

Sam Diaz: Senate OKs unnecessary delay to digital TV switch

Zach Whittaker: Windows Mobile: it drove me to insanity

Bloomberg: U.S. Defense Department Mimics Google, Microsoft in Cloud Computing Effort

Larry Dignan: Enterprise search: The target is moving

Symantec dabbles with cloud app aggregation; Launches beta of GoEverywhere.

Gallery: Symantec's GoEverywhere (right)

Google Operating System: More Signs of a Google Webdrive

Christopher Dawson: Google Gears = no more Office/OpenOffice for students

Dana Blankenhorn: Can open source police the clouds?

Oliver Marks: Editing Crowd Sourced Content: the Wikipedia Discussion

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld: Oh, CRAP. We're Now Named TARP. Maybe It's Time To Change. Again.

Times of London: Speculation grows over eBay plan to sell Skype internet telephone division

Richard Koman: Tech stimulus: $20b for health care records

Heather Clancy: Sun squeezes out cost, space and heat with new Colorado data center

Andrew Nusca: Monster.com hacked; user ID, e-mail, phone numbers stolen

Joe McKendrick: In defense of SOA standards bodies

Sprint Nextel cuts 8,000 jobs

TechTrader Daily: Should Yahoo Buy The New York Times?

Kingsley-Hughes: Alienware M17 - Is this the ultimate gaming notebook?

WebWorkerDaily: Will the Last One to Leave GrandCentral Please Turn Out the Lights?

Harry Fuller: Forget red or blue, is Washington turning green?

Matthew Miller: First, and maybe last, impressions of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1a

Image Gallery: First thoughts on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1a

Dana Blankenhorn: Another way to avoid mistakes in surgery

Sam Diaz: Shop around before you buy Apple's iLife '09

Jason O'Grady: iLife '09 shipping tomorrow

How to ace that job interview

Harry Fuller: New auto emission regs could block some car sales

AMD launches more energy efficient server chips

BoomTown: Should Facebook-or Someone Else-Take Another Run at Twitter?