NEW NET Issues List for 27 Feb 2007

My kingdom for a six hour laptop battery!

Since the charger for said laptop is four miles away from the laptop, you'll not be subjected to extemporaneous ramblings in this afternoon's post... Have to get this done before the battery runs out!

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 27 February 02007, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 6:45 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering upstairs at Tom's Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

The ‘net

  1. Firefox loses browser share, Safari gains http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,129246/article.html
  2. Firefox update available; 1.5 support ends soon http://blogs.chron.com/techblog/archives/2007/02/firefox_2002_update_available_15_support_ends.html
  3. RIAA Fights Back, Threatens Open Wi-Fi http://blog.wired.com/music/2007/02/riaa_contests_d.html
  4. Corel to test free apps market with limited suite http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=42434&cid=6
  5. Registerfly faces losing ICANN accreditation http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070227-8933.html
  6. Intuit Makes TurboTax Available for Free http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20070227/tc_zd/201990
  7. Jellyfish.com's Smack Shopping Makes Paying Into Play http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070227/tc_cmp/197008859

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Second security rival knocks Microsoft's antispyware Defender http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9011624&intsrc=news_ts_head
  2. Microsoft apologizes for serving malware http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070221-8898.html
  3. Symantec confident users will see beyond Norton 360 price tag http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9011760
  4. Nine Easy Web-Based Collaboration Tools http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070225/tc_cmp/197008244

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Settlement Lets Apple Use ‘iPhone’ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/22/technology/22apple.html?hp
  2. Qwest: ‘Free’ Calls cost us ‘Millions’ http://gigaom.com/2007/02/23/iowa-free-calling-schemes/

Open Source

  1. TAPR introduces open-source hardware license, OSI skeptical http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070223-8911.html
  2. Dell to sell Linux laptops & PCs http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=8526
  3. Carnegie Mellon Folds Open Source Into New Degree Offering http://www.technewsworld.com/rsstory/55818.html


  1. Google charges for web programs http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6385487.stm
  2. Google's low-cost alternative to Microsoft Office http://news.com.com/Commentary+Googles+low-cost+alternative+to+Microsoft+Office/2030-1069_3-6161451.html
  3. Will you trust Google with your data? http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=4544
  4. Google, Profiled by a Former Intern http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/02/google-profiled-by-former-intern.html
  5. Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center http://www.micropersuasion.com/2007/02/transform_gmail.html

General Technology

  1. IBM-er wins tech's version of Nobel, but few women keep her company http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/kevinmaney/2007-02-20-allen-am-turing-award_x.htm
  2. Microsoft tests "pay-as-you-go" software http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070222-8907.html
  3. Samsung accelerates graphics memory to 2000 MHz http://www.tgdaily.com/2007/02/23/samsung_gddr/
  4. No cure in sight for unpredictable hard drive loss http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070225-8917.html
  5. Vista, Office and Outlook 2007 are a Nightmare
  6. http://www.spendmatters.com/index.cfm/2007/2/27/Vista--Outlook-2007-is-a-Nightmare
  7. Dell reaches out to Linux users with OS-free laptop http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070226-8923.html
  8. Life-Long Computer Skills http://www.useit.com/alertbox/computer-skills.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Merrill Lynch: 30% of U.S. Households to Own Wii by 2011 http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=15309&ncid=AOLGAM000500000000022
  2. Movie theaters offer video games to fight falling ticket sales http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/02/25/yourmoney/movies26.php

Economy and Technology

  1. $8 billion: Shining a light on global warming http://yodel.yahoo.com/2007/02/22/shining-a-light-on-global-warming/
  2. Startups: Best and Worst Decisions http://www.startupping.com/2007/02/22/best-and-worst-decisions-part-2/

Civilian Space Technology

  1. NASA and Virgin Galactic team up on space travel http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070222-8904.html
  2. Simonyi: Spaced Out http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/ArticleReader.aspx?ArticleID=19256
  3. Civilian Space Travel Winner Gets Second Shot at Space http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070207/law038.html?.v=94

Streaming Supercomputing

  1. PhysX PPU soon to be in open war with AMD/ATI and NVIDIA http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070222-8906.html
  2. Tech's supercomputer used for nuclear development http://www.collegiatetimes.com/news/1/ARTICLE/8575/2007-02-22.html
  3. What's so hard about doing non-graphics programming on a GPU? http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070227-8931.html



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