IBM Takes Aim at Microsoft With Linux Partnerships

From DailyTech: Another computer show, another bull’s-eye painted squarely on the chest of Microsoft and its Windows operating system.

During the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, IBM announced it will work alongside several different Linux vendors to help offer middleware through several different distributions.

Adobe warns of bogus Flash Player installers

From InfoWorld: Hackers are trying to dupe people into downloading malicious software labeled as Adobe Systems' Flash Player, prompting a warning from the company.

Adobe is advising users to ignore links on social-networking sites that lead to other Web sites purportedly hosting Flash Player, as those sites often have malicious software.

"If the download is from an unfamiliar URL or an IP address, you should be suspicious," Adobe's advisory said.

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AT&T Dives Into Cloud Computing

From PC World: Following the lead of IBM, Amazon and Google, AT&T on Tuesday said it is entering the cloud computing market with the worldwide launch of a service called AT&T Synaptic Hosting.

The AT&T application hosting service builds on technology the company acquired when it bought USinternetworking in 2006 and five of its data centers located in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The company plans to add more to the cloud service over time.

Microsoft to give partners heads-up on security vulnerabilities

From CNET Microsoft will be giving companies that sell security software and services to its customers a sneak peek at the technical details of the vulnerabilities in Microsoft software before the company releases its monthly "Patch Tuesday" updates.

Apple CEO Jobs Disappointed with MobileMe Service Woes

From DailyTech: One of the most popular services among Apple fans was the .Mac subscription service. To coincide with the release of the iPhone 3G and further excite its dedicated fan base into a frenzy, Apple announced that it would be launching an updated version of its subscription service and all existing users would be migrated to the upgraded service.

Lenovo Enters the Mini-Notebook Market with the IdeaPad S10

From LAPTOP Magazine: Rumors of Lenovo entering the mini-notebook space end here and now. Lenovo officially announced this morning its IdeaPad S10 - a 10-inch mini-notebook running the 1.6GHz Intel Atom chipset. Do we have a MSI Wind or Eee PC 1000H killer on our hands? Quite possibly.

Dell tries to trademark 'cloud computing'

From InfoWorld: The company is applying to trademark the term "cloud computing," according to a document on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Web site.

MSI offers Wind netbook with better batteries

From InfoWorld: Micro-Star International will later this month offer a new version of its Wind mini-laptop with a far better, 6-cell battery, than the one currently on offer.

Mobile Linux Group Gets Members, Phones and Software

From PC World: The LiMo Foundation plans to announce new members on Monday, including one that is sharing code for developing mobile Web applications, in what the group says is an indication that its Linux mobile-phone platform is maturing.

LiMo Foundation, which recently subsumed the faltering Linux Phone Standards Forum, said that it has attracted 11 new members and that seven additional commercially available phones are based on the LiMo platform.


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