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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.
Robert McLaws:
Paul's Wrong on Windows Vista Editions  —  Paul Thurrott has posted what he thinks are the editions that Windows Vista will be released in.  I don't believe that he has what he thinks he has.  Here's why:  —  Too few editions: Several sources tell me that there are over 20 possible editions up for consideration.
Howard Thomson /
Windows Vista Product Editions Revealed
Ars Technica:   Windows Vista product editions revealed
Ebay set to seal Skype deal for over $2.6bn  —  By Richard Waters in San Francisco and James Politi in New York  —  Ebay was in the final stages late on Sunday night of sealing an agreement to buy Skype, the fast-growing provider of voice calls over the internet, for more than $2.6bn, according to a person close to the situation.
Chris Gaither / Los Angeles Times:
Chat From the War Zone  —  With the hiring of blogger-journalist Kevin Sites, Yahoo is set to compete with TV news.  —  Yahoo Inc. has been talking like a major media company.  Today it will start acting like one.  —  Ten months after Lloyd Braun, former chairman of the ABC television network …
Adriaan / chaotic intransient prose bursts:
Yahoo! goes hard gay  —  Here's a 7-minute capture from a Japanese variety program.  I thought this seems interesting enough to put online, given that it involves Yahoo!.  The story-line of this sketch is as follows: A character called "Hard Gay" (by comedian "Razor Ramon") thinks that the …
Cliffreeves / Most of the time:
Adesso Systems  —  I've been impressed and intrigued by Adesso Systems' potential for maybe a couple of years now.  They are so reminsiscent of the best of Lotus Notes ... but based on a relational data store and focused on the application model and infrastructure.
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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 …
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):
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Xbox 360: The most hack-proof console ever?  —  Going out of your way to boast about how hack-proof your next product is going to be is probably the only surefire way to get an army of hackers on your ass, but Xbox engineer Chris Satchell declared in an interview with BBC News that the Xbox 360 …
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Vladimir Cole / Joystiq:
Joystiq: Liveblogging from Pret-a-PSP, NYC  —  Two live-blog events in a single day?  Who says all the gaming action is out West?  Tonight's action comes from floor of the Pret-a-PSP event here at 275 Hudson Street in New York.  The celebrity royalty have not yet started to arrive …

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