Paul Thurrott / windowsitpro.com:
Exclusive: Windows Vista Product Editions Revealed — Two days before the start of Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2005, I've received exclusive insider information about the product editions, or SKUs, which Microsoft intends to create for Windows Vista (codenamed Longhorn).
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Some Clarity On Various Windows Vista Editions and Tablet PC
Windows Vista product editions revealed — If you've been wondering why Windows Vista has taken a long time to reach Beta 1, we can now tell you why: there's seven separate editions of Vista headed your way. OK, that's not the reason for the delay, but how else do you introduce that many OS versions …
Discussion: Ed Bott's Windows Expertise
Simon Willison / Simon Willison's Weblog:
Firefox 1.5 developer highlights — Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 is out, and is the most exciting browser release in a very long time. It comes with the Gecko 1.8 rendering engine, which includes a ton of interesting new features. New in this version (unless you've been tinkering with the Deer Park series):
C.K. Sample, Iii / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Things I want for my iPod nano — Following up on my gushing first 24 hours report from yesterday, I'd like to point out a few things that I find lacking in the iPod nano, and some bits and pieces I'd like added down the road. — First and foremost, Apple needs to release black peripherals for the black iPod nano.
Discussion: AKMA's Random Thoughts
Barb Dybwad / Engadget:
Will Apple face trademark infringement with Creative over the iPod nano? — Well, you knew this was only a matter of time. The speculations have begun regarding whether Creative will stake a claim on the "nano" trademark, as they popped out the Zen Nano several months in advance …
You Too Can Exploit Windows' Bad Security — My PC's firewall, antivirus scanner, spyware remover, pop-up blocker, and spam filter all agree: Windows is sorely lacking in PC security. That situation may not change until Windows Vista (formerly Longhorn) comes out sometime next year.
Ritwik Sinha / mobilemag.com:
Kensington reveals NXT-enabled iPod nano docking station and accessories — Rated: 75% by 12 user(s). — Kensington this week unveiled five new products that fit into the iPod accessories catalog. Among the five products announced, three of them; namely the SX 2000 Speakers for iPod …
V. Dion Haynes / Washington Post:
Schools Beset by Computer Errors — D.C. Principals Report a Surge in Problems in Recent Days — D.C schools continue to experience problems with a new computer system, with some principals saying yesterday that their schools have been unable to record attendance, print student schedules or even access the Internet since Wednesday.
Larry Angell / ilounge.com:
Pioneer rolls out iPod-ready A/V receivers — Pioneer Electronics has announced two new A/V receivers—the VSX-74TXVi and VSX-72TXV—which feature iPod connectivity and navigation. — "Connect iPod directly to the receiver to enjoy music through a home theater sound system," says Pioneer.
Barb Dybwad / Engadget: Pioneer VSX-74TXVi and VSX-72TXV iPod-ready AV receivers
Manu Sharma / Orange Hues:
Ebay Wants to Buy Skype? Makes Sense — Fred Wilson, VC at Union Square Ventures and prolific blogger at 'A VC' blog wrote about a WSJ article that speculates that Ebay might be considering buying Skype. Fred wonders why eBay would want to do that. The WSJ article isn't free to read …
Paul Jardine / Produktivity: Does it make sense? — There's a huge amount of comment …
Jacob Appelbaum / Jacob Appelbaum's weblog:
Coming to you all live from New Orleans — Sorry for being vauge and for those that were in the know I'm sorry to drop off the radar. I didn't want to disclose where we were going but we're here now and we made it safely. Joel and I are now in Algiers. This is the west bank of New Orleans, the 15th ward in Orleans Parish.
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