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Bill Gates plants (wetter) smooch on Steve Jobs

Bill Gates can't say enough about his BFF, CEO of the Decade Steve Jobs.

Brocade not for sale, really

At Brocade's 6 November sales kick-off, CEO Mike Klayko said Brocade is not looking for a buyer.

Cisco shareholders win say-on-pay

Cisco shareholders have narrowly approved a right to shake their tiny fists at the company's executive payroll.
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Hackers in keyless Windows 7 entry

Hackers have found a way to bypass product activation in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to get free and illegal copies of Microsoft's latest operating systems.
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Sarko caught short in Irish VIP footie box shocker

Diplomatic relations between Ireland and France have crumbled ahead of the two nation's World Cup qualifying playoff, according to alleged letters between the two nations allegedly leaked to an alleged Irish soccer blog.
Cade Metz, 14 2009
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Researcher busts into Twitter via SSL reneg hole

A Turkish grad student has devised a serious, real-world attack on Twitter that targeted a recently discovered vulnerability in the secure sockets layer protocol.
Acer Aspire One D250 with Android

Acer Aspire One D250 with Android

Review Installing a second operating system on a PC is nothing new. Plenty of manufacturers have done so before, building a slimline Linux distro into their machines to provide a much more rapid start-up than Windows can manage: full access to the internet within seconds of pressing on power key.
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Googlebooks re-deal won't let orphans go

Google and its fellow parties in the ongoing Google Book Search case have released a revised incarnation of their proposed settlement, as they attempt to win court approval of the controversial pact.
Cade Metz, 14 2009