Ed Bott: With SP1, Microsoft plans to ditch the Vista "kill switch". Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft to modify Windows Genuine Advantage anti-piracy scheme. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: See, complain loud enough and Microsoft will listen.
Windows XP SP3 Release Candidate goes to MSDN, TechNet testers.
Ryan Naraine: Mozilla: Critical vulnerability in Microsoft flaw-counting. Microsoft confirms man-in-the-middle WPAD vulnerability. Bruce Schneier: Security in 10 years.
Garett Rogers: Google rethinks how labels in Gmail should work.
David Berlind: Will Adobe's new media servers mean more YouTubes? Ryan Stewart: Flash H.264 support and new pricing/availability for Flash Media Server 3.
David Morgenstern: Leopard compatibility ups and downs. WhatSize utility app revamped.
Larry Dignan: Technology’s natural state: Duopoly (or close to it). Duopoly watch: SAP and Microsoft chatter (again). Klausner Technologies: The new NTP?
In search of...AMD quad-core Opterons. Christopher Dawson: New Intel architectures hold promise for a new crop of educational laptops.
Review: RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 - silver (Verizon Wireless).
Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft Windows hardware leader takes a ‘vacation.’ Microsoft system builders offering Vista holiday bundles.
Fishbowl NY: News Corp. buys Beliefnet.com. Ryan Naraine: QuickTime zero-day attacks intercepted. 3Com-Huawei deal 'in trouble' over China connection.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Did anyone really expect a wireless desktop to be secure? ReadyBoost - Does anyone use it? The Hardware 2.0 survey.
Comcast to sit out U.S. 700 MHz spectrum auction.
Techmeme: Facebook Beacon partners bail.
SIA: Chip sales up 5 percent in October.
Securing Microsoft: From pain to progress.
George Ou: EFF wants to saddle you with metered Internet service. Shorter URLs help phishers hook more victims.Larry Dignan: Apple: Is this really a dangerous moment? Jason O'Grady: Fast Company: All eyes on Apple. Techmeme.
Yahoo's eBay ad trips up Yahoo Mail. Images: Coal Addiction (right). Blog: GreenTech Pastures.
Dana Blankenhorn: Bandwagon for electronic records rolls on.
Phil Wainewright: Matching platforms to ecosystems. Dana Gardner: More hints that IT systems analysis and on-demand models are coming together. Russell Shaw: Comcast Internet to swim 128 Mbps upstream.
David Berlind: Amazon 'Kindled' thoughts: Should Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 be renamed to Fahrenheit 1981? Kodak responds to commentary on outrageous 4 cent per photo shipping charge.