News to know for Friday, April 11, 2008

News to know for April 11, 2008 features stories about: military equipment winding up on Craigslist and eBay, Gartner analysts' prediction that Windows is "collapsing," tips for handling technology failures, the latest on Microhoo, and much more.

"News to know" is a joint venture between TechRepublic and ZDNet. The original post publishes every morning on business days in Between the Lines.

Notable headlines: Paul Mah: Gartner analysts think that Windows is 'collapsing' Larry Dignan: With new support for third party apps, Cisco routers start to look like servers Tricia Liebert: I found it on Craigslist — an F-14 and night vision goggles Jason Hiner: Five seismic trends for IT management in 2008 Beth Blakely: TR Out Loud - April 11, 2008 Larry Dignan: Traditional software licensing: Could a customer revolt cook the model? The week in video: Matthew Miller: Software that can improve the UI on your Windows Mobile device

QWERTY or T9 text input methods, which do 968 prefer?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Friday Rant - Here's a perfect example of why DRM sucks John Morris: Dell is latest to plan a $400 laptop MGM Mirage's IT green field: RFID meets alcohol; predictive modeling; bandwidth galore Michael Krigsman: 7 tips for handling technology failures ArsTechnica: Report: Microsoft fastest to issue OS patches, Sun slowest Valleywag: Did you sign Google's noncompete? Good, you're fired Joe McKendrick: When software and politics mix, quality suffers Christopher Dawson: Can mini-notebooks meet teacher needs, too? Images: IBM's racetrack memory. IBM's racetrack memory seeks 100x boost in density John Carroll: What kind of company would "Micro-hoo" be? Larry Dignan: Yahoo investor doubles down: Is that double dumb? Mary Jo Foley: What if News Corp., MSN and Yahoo were a separate company? Microhoo careens toward closure: Assessing the moving parts Dealbook: Google C.E.O. Taps Quattrone as Adviser in Yahoo Battle Dennis Howlett: Google and does it make sense? Fred Wilson: We Need A New Path To Liquidity Roland Piquepaille: Laser scanning robot 3D-R1 used to map mines Tom Foremski: If Black is the new search why not branded search? James Farrar: What is a sustainable business anyway? Dana Blankenhorn: Whispers will not kill fair use. Astaro calls plain English the open source vendor value-add

Photos: Orbiter takes closeups of Martian moon Phobos

Richard Koman: Who won CyberStorm II? Cyberwar games test nations' responses Hugh Macleod: WHY I DELETED MY TWITTER ACCOUNT Andrew Nusca: Sony, Sanyo, Panasonic battle for compact camcorder crown Phil Wainewright: Why Symantec bought Appstream (not) Heather Clancy: The Planet's tips for cutting data center power use Jason O'Grady: iPhone 2.0 to get contact searching; meeting invites Steve O'Hear: Flickr user revolt; Why I deleted my twitter account Christopher Dawson: When all the technology in the world won't help


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