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Jun 8 2007   7:46AM GMT

Channel news: Exchange ‘07 SP1 coming; Qualcomm ban could hurt market

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Exchange 2007 SP1 expected to ship later this year Microsoft quietly previewed plans for its upcoming Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 at its TechEd 2007 conference this week in Orlando, Fla. [ChannelWeb]

Import ban on 3G handsets could hurt industry An import ban on all new models of 3G wireless handsets that use chipsets from Qualcomm could cause a huge headache for several cell phone makers and mobile operators if the matter is not resolved soon. [CNET]

Xandros CEO doesn’t agree that Linux is patent violator Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos said Thursday his company did not agree that its Linux distribution violates any Microsoft patents nor did the software giant ask Xandros to do so as part of the patent cross-licensing deal the two signed Monday. [Network World]

Parallels desktop 3.0 for Mac out Parallels has announced the final release of its Desktop 3.0 for Mac, which sports 3D graphics, over 50 new productivity and security features, and other enhancements to help Mac users get more out of both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. [Tech Tree]

Laptop makers push size, price limits to gain sales Notebook PC makers are stretching the boundaries of light-weight and low-cost computing, rolling out ever slimmer tablet PCs and mass market models costing as little as $200 in their quest to find the next big thing. [Reuters]

Google: Percentagewise, IIS serves up most malware In surveying some 80 million domain names, Google has found that nearly half (49 percent) of the world’s malware is coming from only 23 percent of its servers — those being Microsoft’s IIS servers. [eWeek]

Yahoo Messenger zero-day exploits on the loose Shortly after eEye Digital Security notified Yahoo Inc. yesterday that the portal’s Messenger IM client was vulnerable to attack, a researcher fingered two ActiveX controls as flawed and posted exploit code that can be used to hijack Windows machines. [Computerworld]

Denial-of-service attack targets Windows XP A vulnerability was uncovered in the way Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI+) handles icon image (ICO) files that leaves systems open to denial of service attacks. [eWeek]

MIT team powers light bulb without wires Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers announced Thursday they had made a 60-watt light bulb glow by sending it energy wirelessly, potentially previewing a future in which cell phones and other gadgets get juice without having to be plugged in. [Associated Press]

Digital signatures get Web standards nod A standards group has completed work on digital signature technology designed to ensure data authenticity between interacting Web servers. [CNET]

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