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6:15 PM ET, October 27, 2007


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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Dreaded Blue Screen of Death mars some Leopard installs  —  Apple support drones are getting an earful from Mac users who are getting the dreaded Blue Screen of Death while trying to update to the latest and greatest version of OS X. This thread on an official Apple support forum …
Matt Neuburg / TidBITS:
Doing the Leopard Moan  —  Let's all do the Leopard Moan.  Yes, Time Machine is cool, Spaces is neat, but oh (moan!), the interface!  What were these people thinking?  Yes, you've got a rant inside you, waiting to howl to the moon, and so do I; it's a full moon right now …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Leopard  —  The two and a half years between the debut of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and today's release of 10.5 Leopard feels long, not just because it's been the longest-ever stretch between major Mac OS X revisions, but also because it's been an eventful two and a half years.  —  How eventful?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
All about Leopard: gallery, apps, impressions  —  We've been poring over Leopard since getting our copy, and no doubt about it, there's just way too much to say.  The number of fixes, updates, and new features in this release is astounding.  Granted, many aren't major (and some aren't even …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple yanks wireless backup from Leopard last minute
Associated Press:
Apple imposes new limits on iPhone sales  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - Apple Inc. no longer accepts cash for iPhone purchases and now limits sales of the cell phone to two per person in a move to stop people from reselling them.  —  The new policy started Thursday, said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple refusing to accept cash for iPhone, limits 'em to two per person  —  Coincidence or not, Apple has stiffened up the requirements to pick up a new iPhone shortly after announcing that 250,000 or so of the 1.4 million it sold in Q4 went to unlockers.  In an admittedly intriguing move …
Dustin Burg / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Rumor: Leaked screens show IPTV and Fall update [update]  —  Update: We just learned that Aaron just got his 360 back from Microsoft repair this week.  We also know that his dash version isn't any different than the one that is already out (2.0.5787.0) leading us to believe that his 360 doesn't have the Fall update.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
The sub-$200 HD DVD player arrives: multiple retailers slashing prices  —  Earlier this year the HD DVD camp expressed optimism that this holiday season would prove big for HD DVD, particularly because aggressive pricing was expected to deliver a solid HD DVD player into the sweet sub-$200 spot.
Discussion: DailyTech and
Friend accepted  —  Microsoft will pay any price to keep some things out of Google's hands  —  EARLIER this month, Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, the world's largest software company, suggested that online social networks such as Facebook were probably "fads".
Microsoft wants to add Silicon Valley as a friend  —  Time was that Silicon Valley loved to hate Microsoft, casting it as a ruthless monopoly whose tactics richly merited antitrust lawsuits from the Justice Department, state attorneys general and rivals like Sun Microsystems.
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Evidence Based Scheduling  —  Software developers don't really like to make schedules.  Usually, they try to get away without one.  "It'll be done when it's done!" they say, expecting that such a brave, funny zinger will reduce their boss to a fit of giggles, and in the ensuing joviality, the schedule will be forgotten.
Discussion: Industry Girl and Adam Kalsey
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
YouTube getting a redesign, sunglasses needed  —  The YouTube team has a surprise in store, a YouTube redesign is in the works.  Please get your sunglasses ready though, it tends to be a little hard on the eyes.  —  YouTube will incorporate user feedback into the changes throughout the site.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and Gadgetell
Cade Metz / The Register:
Facebook sued for mis-sending dirty texts  —  Facebook has been sued for bombarding the wrong people with intermittently-X-rated mobile text messages.  —  Earlier this week, an Indiana mommy named Lindsey Abrams filed a federal class action suit against the Microsoft-propped social networking site.
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