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Apr 4 2007   9:04AM GMT

Channel news: Microsoft patches cursor; HP networking aims at Cisco

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Microsoft patches Windows vulnerability Microsoft Corp. released an emergency security patch Tuesday to plug a hole in several versions of Windows – includingVista,  which the software maker has touted as its most secure operating system ever. [AP]

HP ProCurve recruits allies for war on Cisco ProCurve Alliance promises interoperability testing and joint promos. [TheReg]

Most SMBs will be virtual by 2020 Reality is overrated, says Rackspace report. [TheReg]

Channel biz in good health, says survey Smiling dealers flash ring of confidence. [TheReg]

Dual mode vulnerabilities identified Dual mode devices have vulnerabilities that could be exploited to disrupt enterprise communication capabilities. []

Annual H-1B visa cap met–already Blog: The rush by companies, particularly of the high-tech persuasion, to apply for H-1B visas for next year has officially come to an end. [CNET]

MIT fixes critical Kerberos 5 flaws MIT fixed several critical flaws in Kerberos 5, a suite of applications and libraries for the Kerberos network-authentication protocol used on numerous platforms.[]

Windows Vista: Cause to rethink WAN optimization Microsoft Windows Vista and Longhorn Server include significantly improved WAN optimization and performance-enhancing technologies, which could make buying a WAN optimization appliance unnecessary and introduce interoperability challenges.[]

In-flight cell use formally scuttled  The Federal Communications Commission has officially grounded the use of cellphones by airline passengers while in flight. [NYT]

8 CORE Mac Pro announced by Apple  8-core or quad-core Mac Pro workstationMeet the latest addition to the Mac Pro family: The world’s first 3.0GHz, 8-core Intel Xeon-based Mac Pro. Consider the bar officially raised. [via fanboys at Digg]

Vitally extraneous news: Swedes battle to name daughter Metallica Authorites unrocked by ‘inappropriate’ moniker. [TheReg]

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