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8:20 AM ET, November 3, 2006

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Microsoft:
Microsoft and Novell Announce Broad Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support  —  Companies also announce a patent agreement covering proprietary and open source products.  —  Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. today announced a set of broad business and technical collaboration agreements …
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Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Novell Reach Accord on Linux  —  Microsoft Corp. reached a rapprochement with a major seller of the Linux operating system, a deal that makes a kind of peace between two opposing camps in the software industry.  —  The deal with Novell Inc. is designed to make it easier for customers …
Josh Greenbaum / Enterprise Anti-matter:
The embrace that strangles — Microsoft and Novell and the future of Linux  —  Don't be fooled by the sense that Microsoft's deal to cross-license and otherwise support Novell's Suse is a boost for Linux.  The better way to look at this deal is to think of it as the first major step …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
THE MICROSOFT AND NOVELL PARTNERSHIP  —  Earlier this afternoon, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft and Novell had entered into a licensing agreement regarding SuSe Linux.  About 30 minutes ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made the formal announcement of the deal.
Jasonmatusow / Matusow's Blog:
Novell and Microsoft Build A Bridge  —  Today Microsoft and Novell signed, and announced, a landmark collaboration agreement for building bridges between Linux and Windows.  The two companies agreed to a technical and IP collaboration agreement that builds a bridge between the worlds of Linux and Windows.
Marc Wagner / Between the Lines:
Microsoft and Novell, strategic partnerhip or unholy alliance?
Discussion: TechSpot
Microsoft:
Media Alert: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Deliver Industry Announcement Today
Discussion: Scobleizer
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
News: Revision to Windows Vista retail licensing terms  —  I'm very pleased to let you know you this morning (or afternoon, or evening, depending on where you are when you read this) that the Windows division has revised the retail license terms for Windows Vista in a significant way.
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft backtracks on Vista transfer limits  —  REDMOND, Wash.—Reversing a licensing change announced two weeks ago, Microsoft said on Thursday that it will not limit the number of times that retail customers can transfer their Windows Vista license to a different computer.
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Surfer Is Newest Silicon Valley Power Broker  —  Michael Arrington  —  Uses His Tech Blog  —  To Critique Start-Ups  —  MENLO PARK, California — When Ted Rheingold wanted some publicity for his Internet start-up Dogster Inc. late last year, he turned to Silicon Valley's newest power broker, Michael Arrington.
AdAge:
YouTube to Go Mobile  —  And Other Revelations From OgilvyOne's Digital Media Summit  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Soon, you'll be able to take your YouTube with you.  Within the next year YouTube hopes to "have something on a mobile device," said Chad Hurley, addressing advertising executives at today's OgivlyOne Digital Media Summit.
Discussion: MobileCrunch and AdJab
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
YouTube, Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone
Discussion: 21talks
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
YouTube Going Mobile... in 14 Months?
Discussion: The Gong Show and Revver blog
Peter J. Howe / Boston Globe:
FCC rebukes Logan, says Continental can offer WiFi  —  A two-year effort by Logan International Airport officials to shut down private alternatives to the airport's $8-a-day wireless Internet service was decisively rejected yesterday by federal regulators, who blasted airport officials …
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Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700  —  Intel successfully launched its eagerly-anticipated Core 2 Duo desktop processor line up in the middle of July, just a week before Chief Executive Paul Otellini started talking about the company's next move in the desktop microprocessor market.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
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Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:   Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Tim Berners-Lee Announces Web Science Initiative - Studying the Social Web  —  This morning I participated in a conference call by MIT and the University of Southampton in Britain, announcing an initiative called Web Science.  Tim Berners-Lee is leading the program, which is essentially …
Discussion: BBC
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
RANT: THE COMCAST HD DVR IS SIMPLY, TERRIBLY AWFUL  —  This has been boiling in me for a long, long time, and I need to get it out.  Why?  Well, last night the power went out at my house, not uncommon here in Marin, where the homes are old and the weather rainy.
Discussion: PVR Wire
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Podcast math: we don't know what we don't know  —  Managing Editor  —  Lost Remote  —  Ze Frank calls it the Nerd Fight.  He is disputing Rocketboom's assertions that they have 350,000 viewers a day.  At the center of this dispute is what we decide a "view" really is.
Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail Offers to Open XLS in Spreadsheets  —  Caleb sent in a screenshot showing how Gmail suggests to open attached XLS (Microsoft Excel) files in Google Spreadsheets.  I'm not sure if everyone can see this feature yet.  —  I guess we can expect much more of this cross-integration to be rolled …
Discussion: Googling Google
Josh Bancroft / TinyScreenfuls.com:
TinyPodcast: A week with a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC  —  TinyPodcast: A week with a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC: Play Now |  I wrote a teaser post a few days ago in ink, about a new device that I got to play with for a week.  To top off that week in grand style, Brian and I got together to record a podcast, old-school style.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and jkOnTheRun
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Introducing Business 2.0 Beta  —  Readers of this blog may notice something different the past week or so.  For one thing, it is no longer called B2Day.  That is because we are finally pulling back the covers on Business 2.0 Beta, our new experiment with blogging at the magazine.
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Cuyahoga County Possibly Exposed Election System to Computer Virus  —  [The following statement (PDF version with contact info) was released today by me and the Election Science Institute.]  —  The memory cards that will be used to store votes on Election Day in Cuyahoga County …
 
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