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Ars Technica:
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 …
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.
Barb Dybwad / Engadget:
Will Apple face trademark infringement with Creative over the iPod nano? …
Discussion: digg
Business profile: 'I've never thrown a chair in my life'  —  The chief executive of Microsoft responds to accusations that he threatened to kill Google and tells Martin Baker what it means to be Bill Gates's boss  —  Steve Ballmer is a very big man.  And the chief executive of Microsoft …
Discussion: OpsanBlog
PC World:
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.
Discussion: Gadgetopia
Ozh / planetOzh:
Code is Poetry  —  "Code is Poetry" : every Wordpress user has read this at least once, on Wordpress' official site, as this is their tagline.  And I guess most bloggers think "Wordpress" when they read "Code is Poetry".  —  Today, while looking for some food in a local supermarket …
Ritwik Sinha /
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.
Feld Thoughts:
WSFinder - Wiki for Web Services and Open APIs  —  I've written in the past about the importance of APIs in today's "web application" world.  Chris Law - an early employee of Tribe - has just created a Wiki that is a directory of the publicly available API / web services.
Larry Angell /
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.
Discussion: Engadget

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