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Paul Thurrott /
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).
Paul Thurrott /
Pre-PDC Exclusive: Windows Vista End User Features Revealed  —  An examination of Microsoft internal documentation this weekend reveals that the software giant is prepping a number of major end-user features for Windows Vista (codenamed Longhorn), many of which had not yet previously been revealed.
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Paul Thurrott /
Pre-PDC Exclusive: Windows Vista Processor and Memory Support Revealed  —  According to Microsoft internal documentation, most product editions of Windows Vista (codenamed Longhorn), the next major Windows version, will be available in both 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) versions, or will support both architectures via a single install.
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):
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
Emergency Services, Web Services and Industry Standards  —  Did you know that any cell phone in the US, whether it's been "activated" or not with a calling plan, can make a 911 call.  Know why?  Because there is an overriding public interest in the provisioning of emergency services …
Agence France Presse:
Cellular Phones … TEHRAN (AFP) - Turkish telecoms giant Turkcell was thrown out of a deal to build Iran's second mobile telephone network in the latest twist to a rollercoaster business deal that has badly hit Iranian-Turkish relations. … DALLAS - Texas Instruments Inc. …
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 …
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.

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