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12:55 AM ET, July 24, 2007

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David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
By 2010, will Windows 'Seven' (or any desktop OS) really matter?  —  There's probably no better example of how Microsoft seems to be sweeping left while the rest of the computing world sweeps right than today's edition of ZDNet Tech Update Today (the newsletter that we send out daily to those who've subscribed to it).
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Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Vista Use Grows as Mac OS X Stays Flat  —  Windows Vista's share of online users has increased every month this year, a metrics company reports.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Windows Vista's share of online users has increased every month this year, while rival Mac OS X …
Discussion: ParisLemon and Macsimum News
Matthew Broersma / PC World:
Acer: PC Industry 'Disappointed' with Vista  —  Acer president Gianfranco Lanci today became the first major PC manufacturer to openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Acer president Gianfranco Lanci today became the first major PC manufacturer …
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Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
Why Would We Need a New Desktop OS?
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Gregg Keizer / Techworld.com:   Vista retreats as XP sales hold up
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:   Who Needs Microsoft Desktop? Google AND Facebook
John Lam / John Lam on Software:
A first look at IronRuby  —  We've been working very hard over the past couple of months to get our first source code release ready.  I'm happy to announce today the first drop of the IronRuby source code.  IronRuby is licensed under very liberal terms as set out by the Microsoft Permissive License.
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Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
First Look at IronRuby  —  Over the last few years we've been working to make .NET and the CLR a great environment for dynamic languages.  About 14 months ago we formed a dedicated group within my team that has been focused on adding richer CLR runtime support for dynamic languages …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
HP buys my company Opsware for more than $1.6 billion in cash  —  In September 1999, at the height of the dot com boom, a small group of colleagues and I started a new company, Loudcloud, based on the idea that the huge Internet infrastructure buildout then underway — by startups and big companies alike …
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Dick Durbin / Open Left:
What should be America's national broadband strategy?  —  (This diary will remain at the top of the page for the next day.  New content will continue to appear below.  For example, check out Mike's piece on Bloggers and Donors, as well as my new piece on Republicans to Blame for World's Major Problems - promoted by Adam Bink)
Troy Unrau / Open Ended:
The unforking of KDE's KHTML and Webkit  —  There is one major web rendering engine that grew entirely out of the open source world: KHTML is KDE's web renderer which was built from the ground up by the open source community with very little original corporate backing.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why Feedburner is trouble, day 2  —  Saturday's post about Feedburner was much-discussed, and that's good.  The most common rebuttal was the user's ability to opt out.  If you don't like it you don't have to use Feedburner.  But that's not any kind of a rebuttal.  Let me illustrate.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Podcasters Unite to Figure Out a Role for Ads  —  The term "podcasting" has perplexed consumers ever since it was introduced.  —  Confusion has reigned on the business side of podcasts, too.  —  Few consumers will pay to receive podcasts — audio files that exist on the Web, and can be automatically sent to a person's computer.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
TiVo HD DVR is the newest Series3, TiVoToGo coming back  —  We got some very reliable information from an inside source on TiVo's newest DVR — and guess what, it's called the TiVo HD (good luck trying to trademark that one, TiVo).  Granted, we've heard most of this already …
Forbes:
Class War: MySpace Vs. Facebook  —  A flurry of recent articles have observed that young people are leaving MySpace for Facebook in droves, setting off speculation that MySpace is becoming the latest victim of fickle teens following the hot new thing.  —  Not so, says University of California, Berkeley, researcher Danah Boyd.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Curing "sender's remorse" (and screw-ups) with self-destructing e-mail  —  Everyone has had one of those moments when you realize that you shouldn't have sent that e-mail.  Maybe you sent it out of anger (or drunkenness), it was sent to the wrong person (that was not supposed to go to the boss!), or it was just plain incomplete.
Discussion: Inquirer
Harrison Hoffman / Webware.com:
YOUTUBE USERS TAKE ON THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES  —  The questions in presidential debates have traditionally been determined by whatever media outlet happened to be running the show.  CNN and YouTube are looking to change that tonight.  As you may know, YouTube is working …
 
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
MySpace Mexico to exit beta on Tuesday
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Canonical Launches Web-Based Systems Management for Ubuntu
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