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Ready To Demo: A $150 'Complete' Laptop

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Readers Wrestle With Windows 2000 Issues
2. Today's Top Story
    - Ready To Demo: A $150 Laptop With A 'Complete Computing Experience'
3. Breaking News
    - Google 2006 Top Searches: Hilton, Borat, And Where's Togo?
    - Systems Administrator Charged With Attacking Medco Computers
    - Techie Exodus At Bankrupt Delta Caused Flight Delays, Broader Chaos
    - The End Of The VCR Era
    - Former HP Board Member Signs Book Deal
    - Vista Spam Trolls For Suckers
    - Skype 'Worm' Overrated, Says Websense
    - McAfee Adds Firefox Support To Anti-Fraud Service
    - Microsoft Settles With MPO In Counterfeiting Probe
    - Nortel Signs $2 Billion Supply Deal With Verizon Wireless
    - SCO Again Asks Court To Reconsider Dismissal Of Claims Against IBM, Cites New Evidence
4. In Depth: Browsers
    - Mozilla To Update Firefox Browser
    - Opera Adds Phishing Filter
    - Microsoft Patches IE7 Phishing Filter To Boost Speed
5. Voice Of Authority
    - iPhone Letdown: A Fitting End To The Year Of Consumer Tech
6. White Papers
    - Complete Data Protection
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

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1. Editor's Note: Readers Wrestle With Windows 2000 Issues

Our recent analysis of Microsoft's support for Windows 2000—and how a decreasing level of support could push customers to new Windows versions—strikes a chord with readers.

Some accept the support cutbacks, which are part of a well-defined Microsoft policy, as the normal course of IT management. Others say a lack of stability in the platforms that followed Windows 2000 has convinced them to explore alternatives—or that they've already left Microsoft over these and related issues.

We're presenting readers' comments by broad categories of responses.

Also, don't miss the lively Slashdot discussion in response to our coverage.

Tom Smith
tsmith@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

Ready To Demo: A $150 Laptop With A 'Complete Computing Experience'
The laptop avoids the use of Microsoft software and name-brand PC processors such as Intel and AMD.


3. Breaking News

Google 2006 Top Searches: Hilton, Borat, And Where's Togo?
Users worldwide were interested in celebrities, social networking, and the World Cup.

Systems Administrator Charged With Attacking Medco Computers
A savvy IT worker spotted and disarmed the logic bomb, which would have taken down the database that pharmacists use to make sure patients' new prescriptions don't interact dangerously with their current prescriptions.

Techie Exodus At Bankrupt Delta Caused Flight Delays, Broader Chaos
In October 2005, the system used to set daily pricing on major flight segments went down for more than 12 hours, costing the company more than $4 million in lost revenue. IT outages also led to numerous flight delays, which cost the airline about $38 per minute.

The End Of The VCR Era
The percentage of U.S. households with DVD players has surpassed those with VCRs, Nielsen Media Research said Tuesday.

Former HP Board Member Signs Book Deal
According to Gotham Books, Tom Perkins—who blew the lid off the HP spy scandal—also is set to write about his marriage to author Danielle Steele, his trial for manslaughter in a backwater French town, and the creation of Genetech.

Vista Spam Trolls For Suckers
The junk mail touts Windows Vista Ultimate for sale at a $319 discount, says Sophos.

Skype 'Worm' Overrated, Says Websense
Websense has reclassified the threat as a Trojan horse and says its impact is declining.

McAfee Adds Firefox Support To Anti-Fraud Service
SiteAdvisor Plus displays ratings beside links in e-mail and instant messages, and automatically blocks access to questionable sites when the browser is pointed to a potentially risky URL.

Microsoft Settles With MPO In Counterfeiting Probe
The French disk-copying company was linked to the distribution of thousands of counterfeit copies of Microsoft server software.

Nortel Signs $2 Billion Supply Deal With Verizon Wireless
The five-year agreement is aimed at expanding the quality and reach of Verizon's network in the United States as users clamor for online video, games, and music, the companies said Tuesday.

SCO Again Asks Court To Reconsider Dismissal Of Claims Against IBM, Cites New Evidence
The company has filed a new motion asserting that the court's November decision was procedurally and substantially flawed.

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4. In Depth: Browsers

Mozilla To Update Firefox Browser
The number and severity of the security vulnerabilities that are being patched were not known early Tuesday.

Opera Adds Phishing Filter
Opera 9.1 relies on PhishTank, an open source-style project whose members submit suspicious URLs, then verify scams and share the resulting blacklists.

Microsoft Patches IE7 Phishing Filter To Boost Speed
Microsoft says IE7 users may see their PCs bog down as the filter evaluates multiframe pages for fraud indicators.


5. Voice Of Authority

iPhone Letdown: A Fitting End To The Year Of Consumer Tech
The hottest news to start the week is who isn't making the iPhone. Cisco Systems—not Apple—owns the name, and Cisco's going to use it as part of a desperate scramble to plug into the consumer tech explosion. It's a fitting way to wind down a year in which the "consumer effect" dominated the tech agenda.


6. White Papers

15 Minutes To Complete Data Protection
What if you could take the whole network and overlay a security layer that doesn't degrade network performance, is easily managed, and is extremely cost effective? With the strategic placement of encryption appliances throughout the network, that security overlay is possible.


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