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Notable headlines:
Paul Mah: Security news roundup: Bumper Patch Tuesday from Microsoft tomorrow, Intel to release anti-theft tech for laptops
Paul Mah: Windows 7 in 2009? Well, not really
Toni Bowers: March marks third consecutive month of job losses
Tricia Liebert: The viral meme — popularity by committee
Jason Hiner: How a geek hacked his way to a billion dollar business — and it’s not Bill Gates
Jack Wallen: And so… Gartner has finally joined the open source bandwagon
Yahoo launches ‘stock market for ads’
Larry Dignan: The three week Microhoo countdown begins… Mary Jo Foley: Ballmer tells Yahoo board: Get off the pot

Microsoft’s letter to Yahoo

Paula Rooney: Backed by Intel, Ubuntu, Google, mobile Linux is poised for commercial takeoff in 2008
Dana Blankenhorn: What mobile Linux is missing

Christopher Dawson: 9000 PCs in Swiss schools going Linux only
Moblin.org provides a glimpse into MID/netbook development
Garett Rogers: Google to launch BigTable this week?
TechCrunch: Comcast, Twitter And The Chicken (trust me, I have a point)
Janice Chen: The highs and lows of digital camcorders: Flip Video Ultra vs. Sony Handycam HDR-TG1
Anatomy of a ‘Blogging will kill you’ story: Why I didn’t make the cut. New York Times: In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop Techmeme. Dana Gardner: I’m dying to blog on the NYT story, but it’s nothing to lose sleep over
Dennis Howlett: Jive Clearspace 2.0: a clear improvement
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Friday Rant: Let XP die!
Ed Bott: Windows Media Center meets cable TV in HD

Gallery: Windows Vista Media Center in HD

Roland Piquepaille: Every move you make tracked by RFID tags
Michael Krigsman: Crazed supermodel pissed at Heathrow T5 failure

New York Times: Yahoo Reveals Details of Its New Ad Sales System
Ryan Stewart: JavaFX preview coming in May with a 1.0 release “shortly thereafter”
Tom Foremski: Apple’s secret plan to grab a chunk of the search market

Laptop makers adopt 3G Gobi chipset

Harry Fuller: How much solar to run the whole U.S.?
Dana Gardner: ‘Platform as a Service’ enables cloud-based software development and deployment lifecycle approach

MokaFive moves desktop virtualization into the cloud

Joe McKendrick: Something strange in your SOA… who you gonna call?
Review: HP Officejet H470b Mobile Printer
Nate McFeters: Taking ownership of content
Inside Facebook: Facebook Chat Launches – Tour & First Impressions

China allows access to English Wikipedia

Jason O’Grady: Adobe reconsiders Photoshop Express TOS

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Creative backs down on modded Vista drivers
Harry Fuller: Air wars and the future of green tech firms

Photos: Top 10 reviews of the week (right)

MobileTechRoundup show #128, CTIA, S60 gaming, ULCPC, and WM 6.1

Jury rules for Alcatel in Microsoft patent case

Foley: Microsoft weekend roundup: The ‘no’s’ have it

Paul Murphy: That’s a QED – on “odd internet risks”
Gag lifted, Verizon, AT&T, Google open up on FCC 700 Mhz auction
Richard Koman: Feds lift ban on IBM
Christopher Dawson: The best Linux distro for a new breed of PCs
Heather Clancy: System builder Super Micro shows green stripes
Dennis Howlett: Want Surface but not the cost? Try wii’ing

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