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May 2 2007   6:07AM GMT

Channel news: Apple patches QT security; VXers push Trojan; Dell offers Ubuntu

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Apple patches security hole in QuickTime QuickTime one of four popular apps currently at risk. [TheReg]

VXers push small coc Trojan on unwilling world It’s not the size that matters [TheReg]

Dell to offer Ubuntu Linux desktops and laptops After months of speculation, Dell Inc. officially announced it will sell pre-installed, 100% certified Ubuntu Linux on its laptop and desktop computers.

ISSI data moves into online storage business The trend toward subscription-based hosted storage services continues as longtime regional storage vendor ventures into the online world for the first time. [eWEEK]

IBM cuts 1,300 jobs Pink slipping in the USA. [TheReg]

Before upgrading to quad-core, consider your applications The new quad-core chips are designed to increase performance, but not all applications need — or can use — multiple cores.[]

Symantec adds reporting, failover to data deduplication The integration between Symantec’s NetBackup and its PureDisk data deduplication software continues with new enhancements set to be released in June.[]

Cisco, Juniper turn eyes toward application management and visibility Cisco and Juniper this week rolled out products geared to better application traffic visibility.[]

Visual Basic 10 is in the works Visual Basic is alive and well. Paul Vick has announced that Microsoft is thinking about Visual Basic 10.0, code-named VBx. The biggest news: it will be built atop the new DLR.[]

Study predicts dramatic slowdown in outsourcing growth in Americas Global outsourcing contract awards got off to a much slower start this year than traditionally seen in the first quarter, portending a softer outsourcing market for all of 2007, according to the TPI Index. Broader market activity — commercial contract awards valued at total contract value (TCV) greater than $50 million — in the
Americas was down by both number and dollar value from the previous quarter, as well as from the first quarter of 2006. [Tekrati]

VeriSign to offer passwords on bank card  A leading provider of digital-security services wants to make disposable passwords easier for consumers to accept by squeezing the technology into the corner of a regular credit or ATM card. [AP]

Microsoft’s latest spin on Web apps At Mix ’07, software giant turns spotlight on Silverlight, its Flash challenger, and opens up about its Web strategy. [CNET]

Survey: only 6 % of cell users plan to buy iPhone There have been so many speculations about the future success of the iPhone that it can send anyone’s head spinning after a while. [Ars Technica]

Velocity Micro buys Overdrive PC Overclocking in the USA. [TheReg]

Q&A: Sun on track to open-source code of all Java products by June, says software CTO Q&A: Sun Software CTO Bob Brewin says that the company is on track to make all Java products available under the open-source General Public License by next month but won’t say if there are similar plans for Solaris. [Computerworld]

Nokia sued in U.S. over a technology patent New Zealand-based company Michael S Sutton Ltd. has filed a complaint against Nokia in the
United States for infringing a data packaging technology patent and is seeking damages, court documents showed. [Reuters]

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