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12:10 AM ET, October 28, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Leopard vs. Vista: feature chart showdown  —  There no doubt, Vista and Leopard are both extremely advanced, feature rich consumer operating systems.  But way back in January when Vista launched knew we had little choice but pit the two in a head to head chartngraph Thunderdome competition.
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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?
Karthik Kastury / dailyApps:
Hack Attack : Install Leopard on your PC in 3 easy steps!  —  Well its been only a day since the Mac OSX Leopard was released officially by Apple and the hackers have managed to create a patched DVD that everyone like you and me can use to install Leopard on PC's without having to buy a Mac.
Nick Douglas / Valleywag:
Facebook employees know what profiles you look at [Scoop]  —  "My friend got a call from her friend at Facebook, asking why she kept looking at his profile," says a privacy-conscious source at a major tech company.  Turns out Facebook employees can (and do) check out anyone's profile.
Discussion: IT Project Failures, Mac Beach and Digg
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
After First Succeeding, Young Tycoons Try, Try Again  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Max Levchin is not easily distracted from his work.  —  A few years ago, Mr. Levchin, one of the young princes of Silicon Valley, bought his first home, a 12-room Edwardian high atop a hill here, for $3.4 million.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Valleywag
Associated Press:
Apple Limits Sale of iPhones: Two Per Person and No Cash  —  Apple no longer accepts cash for iPhone purchases and now limits sales of the cellphone to two per person in a move to stop people from reselling them.  —  The new policy started Thursday, said Natalie Kerris, an Apple spokeswoman.
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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 …
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Apple Leopard and SIP—Not Happening  —  SIP and Leopard are like oil and water as of the general release version of the new Apple OS dubbed Leopard.  —  After years of peaceful coexistence with the VoIP world the new OS and SIP based applications that I'm using on my Mac Book Pro Core 2 Duo just aren't working.
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.
Charlie O'Donnell / Path 101:
How we would like to work with LinkedIn and their upcoming API  —  I've been a strong proponent of LinkedIn and find great utility in it.  I've also complained vocally about all the things I wish it did, but doesn't.  I guess that's what happens when you gain the kind of traction …
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 Neowin.net
Linux.com:
New York Times opens up code  —  The New York Times likes open source — so much so that, as it gradually moves more of its print operations online, it is nurturing a Web development team that has released two of its own open source projects.  —  XSL Cache is a PHP extension the Times is using to cache stylesheets on its Web site.
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