News to know: Ubuntu; New Macbook; BlackBerry Storm; Google layoffs

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Christopher Dawson: Are you sure you don't just want to use Ubuntu?

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

Christopher Dawson: Are you sure you don't just want to use Ubuntu?

Robin Harris: Apple's new Macbook: Flop or fiasco?

Will Storm delays hurt RIM's Q3?

IBM launches cloud computing services

Video: Can Obama bring tech respect to Washington?

Christopher Dawson: Is Apple pricing itself out of education?

Dan Kusnetzky: AppAsure: Good stuff but is it virtualization?

Dancho Danchev: Cybercriminals release Christmas themed web malware exploitation kit

Jason D. O'Grady: App Store developers stuffing the ballot box (again)

Dana Gardner: Enterprises can leverage cloud models and manage transition risks using service governance, says HP

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld: Credit card fraud not a holiday liller. Unless you get hit

Holiday Gift Guide 2008: Mid-range Apples that won't break the bank

RPX: Can it defend against patent trolls?

CNET News: Google cutting contractor workforce

Paul Murphy: No accounting software for Linux?

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft 'Red Dog': A pink poodle in disguise?

Black Friday deals on wireless networking gear

Harry Fuller: From private jets to car pool? Detroit may be getting the message.

HP sees Q4 gains from EDS acquisition

Video: Decreasing California's carbon footprint

Matthew Miller: Mobile software Monday: Evernote version 3.0 for Windows Mobile

Dana Blankenhorn: Trust the doctor or a computer analysis

Forrester: Two paths for information management pros in an economic downturn

Text analytics helps find what you're searching for

Heather Clancy: TI execs ramp up green tech contributions, at work and at home

Joe McKendrick: Are we shorting SOA?

Microsoft Dynamics: solid customer stories, quietly confident

Sam Diaz: Twitter is smart to reject Facebook and go it alone

Roland Piquepaille: How our brain sees natural scenes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Why the "beta culture" will have to change

Sunbelt Software slashes price of VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware

Benchmarks: AMD's 45nm 'Shanghai' Opteron

John Carroll: Going back to Windows Media Center

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft, Amazon take different paths to cloud caching

Microsoft releases Singularity under unapproved license

Vista-related e-mails I'd like to read (but probably won't)

Matthew Miller: T-Mobile G1 Android gets Opera Mini and visual voicemail

Dana Gardner: Clickability offers enhanced Web content management through SaaS media service cloud

Zack Whittaker: The ultimate student handheld: something for Christmas?

StarLight for Mac enters alpha; iPhone client in development

Ed Burnette: The case for Scala

Web 2.0 security? What a mash

Another solution for working with Exchange on your T-Mobile G1 Android device

Dana Blankenhorn: Is the era of open source legal stupidity over?

SAP: Pushing against the economy

Did suicide viewers commit a crime?

Android netbooks? Wouldn't it be loverly?

Verizon Wireless paid me to take a Storm