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When Windows Vista Crashes: Little-Known Recovery Strategies

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: C'Mon, Apple, Give Us Mac Users Some Love
2. Today's Top Story
    - When Windows Vista Crashes: Little-Known Recovery Strategies
3. Breaking News
    - Senators Release List Of Top L-1 Visa Employers
    - Meet The People Waiting In Line For An iPhone
    - Apple, AT&T Set Three Price Plans For iPhone
    - Some Waiting On iPhone Improvements Before Buying
    - New Good Mobile E-Mail Aims At BlackBerry
    - Google Apps Opens Door To Migrating E-Mail Users
    - IBM Unveils Second-Generation Supercomputer
    - New EarthLink CEO Says He May Use Pruning Shears
    - IPhone's High Cost Expected To Scare Away Consumers
    - Apple Security Update Patches Safari 3 Beta
    - Senate Resuscitates Immigration Reform Bill For Debate
    - Migration From MySpace To Facebook Shows Class Divide
    - IBM Makeover Pursues Personalization In Revamped Site
    - U.S. Judge Tells Google To Work Through Justice Dept.
    - Internet Radio Observes Day Of Silent Protest
    - Two Men Convicted Of Spamming Pornography
    - RFID Gets Boost In Europe From Retail Giant's Deployment
    - SAP Faces Dilemma With New Web Software, Says Chairman
    - 'Bandido' Software Pirate Sentenced To 51 Months
    - Sun Aims High With Constellation Blade-Based System
    - Google Seeks To Extend Microsoft Antitrust Oversight
    - Nimsoft Offers Service-Level Monitoring Of VMware Stack
4. The Latest Mobile Blog Posts:
    - Will The iPhone Support Microsoft Exchange?
    - A Cell Phone Is A Woman's Best Friend
    - Apple And AT&T Finally Announce iPhone Rate Plans
    - Good Gets A Little Web 2.0 With Latest Upgrade
5. Job Listings From TechCareers
6. White Papers
    - Seven Steps to a Healthier Wellness Program
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

Quote of the day:
"Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it." -- Ted Morgan


1. Editor's Note: C'Mon, Apple, Give Us Mac Users Some Love

With iPhone hype building to a frenzy, Mac users are feeling neglected and unloved. I can't remember Apple's last interesting Mac announcement. Instead, Apple's been giving its love to the mobile phone crowd, and even Windows users.

True, the company unveiled faster MacBook Pros earlier this month, which is fine, but faster chips, graphics, and displays are just routine.

Apple delivered its biggest snub to Mac users when it pushed back release of Leopard, the upcoming upgrade to Mac OS X, to October, a delay of four months. Apple didn't even bother coming up with a pretty lie to spare our feelings. It came right out and said it did it so it could get the iPhone out on time. Well, that's fine, Apple, we're making up our holiday card list right now and you're not on it.

Even when Leopard finally arrives, it's unclear whether it'll be any big deal. Most of the advance publicity focuses on Time Machine, a backup utility. Backup is important, but boring. Getting Time Machine from Apple is like a housewife getting a washing machine as an anniversary present from her husband.

On the other hand, my colleague John Welch drops some interesting hints on possibly interesting user interface improvements in Leopard. See "At Apple's WWDC: Thoughts On Finder And Other Matters" and "At Apple's WWDC: Keynote Speakers Are Being Careful". Likewise, Steve Jobs says that improved graphics will make applications more attractive and intuitive.

We Mac users have been good to Apple. We're driving Mac sales faster than PC sales.

What do you think? Are Mac users neglected? Any interesting announcements in the recent past or near future that I'm overlooking? Or should we all just throw out our Macs and standardize on CP/M? Leave a message on the InformationWeek Blog and let us know.

Mitch Wagner
mwagner@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

When Windows Vista Crashes: Little-Known Recovery Strategies
Because Microsoft's new operating system is bigger than its predecessors, it's more of a pain to reinstall. Here are some backup, repair, and monitoring methods so you won't have to, even if you encounter fatal startup errors.


3. Breaking News

Senators Release List Of Top L-1 Visa Employers
Of the top 20 companies that used L-1 visas in fiscal 2006, nearly half are Indian IT outsourcing firms that are also among top users of the H-1B visas.

Meet The People Waiting In Line For An iPhone
A small group of people began forming a line in New York City on Monday to ensure they'll be among the first to get their hands on an Apple iPhone.

Apple, AT&T Set Three Price Plans For iPhone
Apple and AT&T said Tuesday they will offer three price plans, starting at $59.99 per month, for the widely anticipated iPhone that is set to go on sale this week.

Some Waiting On iPhone Improvements Before Buying
Apple's upcoming iPhone is shaping up as this year's must-have gadget, but several perceived shortcomings are pushing some potential buyers to wait for an updated version.

New Good Mobile E-Mail Aims At BlackBerry
One selling point for Good is that, while it's owned by the world's No. 2 handset maker, Motorola, it will work on devices from a variety of manufacturers.

Google Apps Opens Door To Migrating E-Mail Users
The company reports adding new business customers at a rate of 1,000 per day since it launched in February.

IBM Unveils Second-Generation Supercomputer
With Blue Gene/P, IBM is targeting commercial research, such as in the oil and gas industry, as well as financial services organizations.

New EarthLink CEO Says He May Use Pruning Shears
Huff says he will spend the next 60 to 90 days reviewing EarthLink's current lines of business, but doesn't know where the company will end up in terms of overall strategy.

IPhone's High Cost Expected To Scare Away Consumers
Consumers on average are willing to pay only $99 for a regular mobile phone and $199 for a phone with advanced data services, according to a Parks Associates survey.

Apple Security Update Patches Safari 3 Beta
The download fixes remote code execution bugs and other flaws in both its Safari Web browser beta and Mac OS X.

Senate Resuscitates Immigration Reform Bill For Debate
The controversial bill seems to have something that pleases and angers just about everyone.

Migration From MySpace To Facebook Shows Class Divide
Kids on Facebook are expected to go to college, while those on MySpace are expected to get a job when they finish high school, according to informal research by a Ph.D. student.

IBM Makeover Pursues Personalization In Revamped Site
The company used fundamental techniques for improving the navigation of what is sometimes viewed as an opaque, 3 million-page site.

U.S. Judge Tells Google To Work Through Justice Dept.
The federal judge overseeing Microsoft's antitrust compliance said Tuesday that she will rely on the Justice Department and state attorneys general in deciding how to handle Google's concerns about Microsoft's Vista operating system.

Internet Radio Observes Day Of Silent Protest
The intent of the protest is to demonstrate what will be heard on July 15, the date that 17 months of retroactive royalty payments are due.

Two Men Convicted Of Spamming Pornography
Both men now face up to 30 years in prison and half a million dollars in fines.

RFID Gets Boost In Europe From Retail Giant's Deployment
Metro Group ranks as the fourth-largest retailer in the world, with about 270,000 employees and 2,400 outlets in 30 countries.

SAP Faces Dilemma With New Web Software, Says Chairman
SAP will be forced to cannibalize its own customers by offering new software that is delivered over the Web as it adapts to a world irrevocably changed by Google, SAP's chairman said.

'Bandido' Software Pirate Sentenced To 51 Months
The feds called Hew Raymond Griffiths one of the most notorious leaders of the underground Internet piracy community. His extradition was one of the first for an intellectual property offense.

Sun Aims High With Constellation Blade-Based System
In terms of density, the system designed for high-performance computing packs a maximum of 1.7 petaflops of computing power in a 48-blade rack-size chassis.

Google Seeks To Extend Microsoft Antitrust Oversight
The search engine company asks the courts to force Microsoft to reveal the exact changes in Windows Vista that accommodate competing desktop search software providers.

Nimsoft Offers Service-Level Monitoring Of VMware Stack
Besides monitoring server performance, NimBUS also can analyze business application performance from the user perspective.

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4. The Latest Mobile Blog Posts
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Will The iPhone Support Microsoft Exchange?
For much of the last six months, bloggers and reporters operated under the assumption that the iPhone would not support major enterprise platforms like BlackBerry Enterprise Server or Microsoft Exchange. That may change, though, if Microsoft blogger Mary Jo Foley is correct. According to her, the iPhone will support Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

A Cell Phone Is A Woman's Best Friend
If you believe a new study from Samsung, women use cell phones for more than just security reasons. Young women are super savvy at using all the facets of a mobile phone to enhance their lives. When women want to flirt, they'll send a text message. When they need to avoid a stalker, they will fake technical difficulties. And more than a handful said they wouldn't date a man who had a big, bulky cell phone. I guess size matters in more ways than one.

Apple And AT&T Finally Announce iPhone Rate Plans
If you've been hankering for a hunk of hot Apple gadget love on Friday, but were waiting to find out just how much the service plan for the Apple iPhone will cost before committing, there is good news. Voice and data plans for the iPhone start at the reasonable price of $59.99 per month. But there's also a downside.

Good Gets A Little Web 2.0 With Latest Upgrade
Mobile e-mail solution maker Good Technology announced the latest version of its mobile business solution, Good Messaging 5. I was able to get a sneak peek of Good 5 a few weeks ago, and it looks like Good is ready for Web 2.0. Or at least moving in that direction.


5. Job Listings From TechCareers

MarketSense seeking Programmer - C#, ASP.NET in Burr Ridge, IL

McCamish Systems seeking Business Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA

MCCI seeking Project Manager in Ithaca, NY

BreakthroughIT, Inc. seeking Change Management, Technical Impact Assessment in Groton, CT

Blizzard Entertainment seeking Senior Oracle DBA in Irvine, CA

For more great jobs, career-related news, features and services, please visit CMP Media's TechCareers.


6. White Papers

Seven Steps To A Healthier Wellness Program
Health care costs continue to rise, which raises the stakes for the choices and decisions employees make about their health care and coverage. This paper discusses how wellness programs can play a vital role in lowering costs, improving the employee's health, reducing risks, and increasing productivity, once a broad-based adoption is achieved.


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