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Introducing InformationWeek Download

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Introducing InformationWeek Download
2. Today's Top Story
     - Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option
Related Stories:
     - Hacker Vandalizes Microsoft Site
     - Microsoft Loses Office Patent Appeal
     - Microsoft Developing Rival To Apple's iPod: Sources
3. Breaking News
     - When Outsourcing Goes Bad
     - Nokia, Siemens To Merge Phone Equipment Units
     - Complaints Allege 'U.S. Workers Need Not Apply'
     - Exploit Prevention Labs Ships Zero-Day Exploit Blocker
     - Nintendo Wii To Embed NEC's DRAM
     - Put A PC In Your Car
     - SaaS Moves From Niche To Disruptive Technology: Analysts
     - Analysts Chime In On Oracle's Projected Revenue Growth
     - More VA Data Debacles Likely
     - Computer Sabotage Plot Tied To A Bid For Financial Gain
     - UBS Trial: Parts Of Attack Code Found At Defendant's Home
4. Grab Bag
     - Growing Wikipedia Revises Its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy (The New York Times)
     - Sony Music Wants Bloggers To Promo Videos, Music (CNET)
     - Blimp Company Produces 'TV In The Sky' (Associated Press)
     - They All Look Like Macs, But Don't Let That Fool You (San Francisco Chronicle)
5. In Depth: Bill Gates
     - Tech Industry Reacts To Bill Gates' Exit Plan
     - Mundie Will Stick To Gates' Culture
     - Ozzie Has A History Of Being Right
     - Gates Transition Plan Shows He's Ready For A Change. Is His Company?
6. Voice Of Authority
     - The Failure Of Search
7. White Papers
     - A Key Regulatory Compliance Question: How Secure Is Your Data Transfer?
8. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
9. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

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1. Editor's Note: Introducing InformationWeek Download

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2. Today's Top Story

Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option
Fred Langa shows you how to completely rebuild, repair, or refresh an existing XP installation without losing data and without having to reinstall user software, reformat, or otherwise destructively alter the setup.

Related Stories:

Hacker Vandalizes Microsoft Site
There are reports that a previously unknown vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Information Services 6.0 server software may have been used to hack a Microsoft France Web site.

Microsoft Loses Office Patent Appeal
The case may represent the first time Microsoft has updated its software for purely legal reasons.

Microsoft Developing Rival To Apple's iPod: Sources
The company has held licensing discussions with the music industry and is already demonstrating the entertainment device, according to the sources. Microsoft isn't talking about it.


3. Breaking News

When Outsourcing Goes Bad
Companies have been burned by outsourcing. That has taught some hard lessons.

Nokia, Siemens To Merge Phone Equipment Units
The $31.5 billion joint venture will help keep costs in check in a business that has suffered from price competition, analysts say.

Complaints Allege 'U.S. Workers Need Not Apply'
U.S. engineering groups are filing a growing number of discrimination complaints against American companies for allegedly favoring foreign workers.

Exploit Prevention Labs Ships Zero-Day Exploit Blocker
The signature-based monitor detects and blocks vulnerability exploits — not the worm, spyware, or Trojan payloads that traditional anti-virus and anti-spyware software seek out.

Nintendo Wii To Embed NEC's DRAM
NEC selects MoSys as the DRAM macro design partner for the Wii, saying the company has experience in implementing 1T-SRAM macros on NEC's eDRAM process.

Put A PC In Your Car
Computing hits the road with this mini-ITX system.

SaaS Moves From Niche To Disruptive Technology: Analysts
Several industry watchers are expecting software-as-a-service to make huge gains, but first vendors need to figure out new revenue and sales models, among other things.

Analysts Chime In On Oracle's Projected Revenue Growth
The company announced it will report stronger-than-expected financials this week. One industry watcher attributes the good news to an increase in IT spending and Oracle's "settling in" after nearly two dozen acquisitions in the past two years.

More VA Data Debacles Likely
A repeat of the May debacle is inevitable unless changes are made. That's the assessment of the director of information management at the GAO.

Computer Sabotage Plot Tied To A Bid For Financial Gain
This past week, the government laid out its case for how the defendant allegedly planned to profit from taking down UBS PaineWebber's network. Prosecutors say his "risky" investments would have only paid off if the stock dropped. The defense argues he simply had an aggressive investment strategy.

UBS Trial: Parts Of Attack Code Found At Defendant's Home
A U.S. Secret Service agent testified that a search of Roger Duronio's home turned up part of a logic bomb on two of his home computers and in a printout found lying on top of a bedroom dresser. The defense, meanwhile, pounded away at UBS PaineWebber's security lapses.

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John Soat With 'Never Enough Microsoft'
Ray Ozzie will succeed Bill Gates as chief software architect. Meanwhile, Microsoft makes a big push into the security sector and also competes with iPod and iTunes.

Stephanie Stahl With 'Positive Social Networking'
Imbee.com, a social networking site for tweens, has built-in parental and security controls.

'Thanks For The Memories, Bill'
A look back at Bill Gates over the years.

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4. Grab Bag

Growing Wikipedia Revises Its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy (The New York Times)
Although Wikipedia is supposedly the online encyclopedia that anyone can add to or edit, in fact there are restrictions that allow administrators to exert editorial control over the content of specific entries.

Sony Music Wants Bloggers To Promo Videos, Music (CNET)
A new site, called Musicbox Video, allows bloggers to access and post videos and other content from Sony Music's broad entertainment portfolio.

Blimp Company Produces 'TV In The Sky' (Associated Press)
The FAA recently approved a gigantic blimp that displays commercials, football game highlights, and movie trailers in the night sky.


5. In Depth: Bill Gates

Tech Industry Reacts To Bill Gates' Exit Plan
As Bill Gates eases out of day-to-day management at Microsoft, it opens the door for new talent and ideas. But it also creates a hard-to-fill void.

Mundie Will Stick To Gates' Culture
He picks up more influence over research in the Gates transition.

Ozzie Has A History Of Being Right
He's got credibility as he replaces Gates as chief software architect.

Gates Transition Plan Shows He's Ready For A Change. Is His Company?
His departure is coming sooner than expected. But it's just the start of an era of change Microsoft must embrace.


6. Voice Of Authority

The Failure Of Search
Is Google killing the Internet by making Web spam and click fraud profitable? Thomas Claburn explores this hypothesis by Motley Fool's Seth Jayson.


7. White Papers

A Key Regulatory Compliance Question: How Secure Is Your Data Transfer?
Today U.S. regulatory compliance is no longer relegated to the corporate back seat. Instead, ensuring corporate compliance has become a critical mission. These hazards are amplified for the many businesses still using traditional FTP data transfer technology.


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