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News to know: Windows 7's latest build; Ubuntu; Chip density; Tech economy

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:PDC coverage: Mary Jo Foley: Windows 7 pre-beta build: What's insideJason Hiner: Windows 7: Five things Microsoft must doMicrosoft: Expect Vista SP2 in the first half of 2009Microsoft launches a development-tool-focused incubatorPhil Wainewright: Gathering clouds brew up a stormPaula Rooney: Ubuntu 8.

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

PDC coverage:

Paula Rooney: Ubuntu 8.10 desktop, server to ship Oct 30

News.com: Google Earth brings virtual tourism to iPhone

Tim O'Reilly: Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing Nick Carr: What Tim O'Reilly gets wrong about the cloud

Garett Rogers: Google readying SearchWiki?

Oliver Marks: A Transparency Engine for the WorldWide Web

Ed Bott: OS X versus Vista, RAM division

Reviews of the Samsung Epix (AT&T right)

Crackberry.com: BlackBerry Storm Hands-On First Impressions!

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: How long until Apple is bigger than Microsoft?

Deb Perelman: No rest for the weary techie

Roland Piquepaille: Improving chip density by a factor of 100

TechCrunch: YouTube Enables Deep Linking Within Videos

Dana Blankenhorn: On the Linux laptop the distro is key

NYT: If No One Sees It, Is It an Invention?Adam O'Donnell: "Joe the Plumber"'s data compromised by government insider

Symantec to identify safe software by 'reputation'

Review: iHome iHM77 portable multimedia speakers (red right)

Dana Gardner: Web 2.0 acts as accelerant in pending corporate Darwinian shake-out, says Palladium Group CEO

Heather Clancy: Could being sustainable save the world AND the economy? New book makes convincing case.

Jennifer Leggio: Diary of a Web nerd: The Wii as a social platform

EIC podcast: Tech demand murky

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld: Take Stock. Turn Off The Tech. Turn Off Th

e Echo Chamber. Think.

Andrew Nusca: Weekend Gadget Guidance: $50 off Amazon Kindle thru Nov. 1

Dignan: Stand-alone Yahoo Messenger for Vista: R.I.P.

Matthew Miller: HTC Touch Pro from Sprint available next week

Ryan Stewart: New York Times rolling out HD video content with Brightcove