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Windows Mobile makes an entrance

In this week's Roundup we look at the new Windows Mobile 6.5, Debian GNU/Linux 5.0, Mozilla's Bespin and more.

Microsoft exhibited Windows Mobile 6.5 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009 this week, which has been enhanced to include an app store, a new user interface and the My Phone service. Take a look at this gallery for screenshots of the new mobile operating system.

In another screenshot gallery, we showed you the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.

Mozilla has announced a web-based development framework called Bespin, enabling web developers to take their coding to the cloud. The platform, accessible from any device, allows real-time collaboration between developers.

After its new privacy policy caused a stir this week, Facebook has decided to revert to the old terms of use. The changes to the policy were interpreted as intrusive by users who weren't formally notified of the change.

In feature articles this week, we looked at risks associated with adding fields to database tables, why Linux will eventually triumph over Windows and the Overloads method in VB.NET.

If parallel computing interests you, check out these recently launched video series, sponsored by Intel.

— Posted by Lana Kovacevic

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