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Top 10 IT headlines for June 19: Misconfigured laptop ruins worker's life, Firefox 3.0 memory problems

Top IT headlines for Thursday, June 19, 2008: The story of a misconfigured laptop that ruined an employee's life, Firefox 3's memory issues, low salaries for Apple engineers, telecommuting could save the U.S. $38 billion annually, and more.

  1. Cautionary tale: How a misconfigured laptop ruined a worker's life (TechRepublic)
  2. Firefox 3.0 memory improvements - Fact or fiction? (TechRepublic)
  3. An Apple exodus due to low salaries for engineers? (CNET)
  4. Pay $50 extra for XP on a PC? You've gotta be kidding me! (ZDNet)
  5. Telecommuting could save gas and U.S. $38 billion annually (TechWeb)
  6. Xohm WiMax service to launch in Baltimore in September (ZDNet)
  7. Philadelphia Wi-Fi network saved (NetworkWorld)
  8. 'Sensing' more about what's coming in Windows 7 (ZDNet)
  9. Computer sprawl at Geek Squad City (CNET)
  10. Tomorrow's CIO: No tech lightweights (TechWeb)

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Jason Hiner is the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He is an award-winning journalist who writes about the people, products, and ideas that are revolutionizing the ways we live and work in the 21st century.

1 comments
BALTHOR
BALTHOR

I think that hackers tie into your computer with a Telemarketing phone call.If you try to hang up the phone it does not disconnect the line.I've had to hang up repeatedly and in the end I did a computer reboot to get the disconnect.