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May 24 2007   7:39AM GMT

Channel news: Dell launches Linux; Office has new 0-day flaw

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Microsoft investigates new Office zero-day flaw Attackers could exploit a newly-discovered zero-day flaw in Office 2000 to run malicious code on targeted machines, Symantec warned. Microsoft is investigating the issue.
[SearchSecurity.com]

Dell finally launches computers with Linux Dell Inc. said it is launching three computer systems, including one notebook, on Thursday that will come with the open-source Linux operating system already installed. [Reuters]

IETF approves new weapon to fight spam, phish DomainKeys Identified Mail specification (DKIM) gained approval as an official IETF standard. The approval is seen as a major step in the fight against spam and phishing attacks.[SearchSecurity.com]

Novell to release Microsoft patent agreement documents A Novell exec at the Open Source Business Conference says the company will soon share more details of its controversial patent and interoperability agreement with Microsoft. [eWEEK]

SME sector to ‘explode with blades’: IBMBlade server market to be worth $11bn by 2010. [TheReg]

Branch office upgrade, WAN optimization hot topics at Interop Branch office upgrades and WAN optimization were a key focus at this week’s Interop Las Vegas 2007.[SearchNetworking.com]

Next version of Windows to be ‘fundamentally different’ Blog: So many cores, so little support. Microsoft’s Ty Carlson knows the software industry has lots of work ahead to satisfy future multicore processors. [CNET]

 Lenovo back in the black Lenovo Group, which has slipped a notch to fourth among global PC makers, returned to the black in its fiscal fourth quarter after turning round its U.S. arm, but faces a competitive year. [eWEEK]

BT, Sony to offer video calls on PSPs Britain’s BT Group and Sony Corp. have signed a deal to add WiFi-based communications software capable of enabling messaging and voice and video calls on the Japanese firm’s PlayStationPortable (PSP) gaming devices. [Reuters]

Activist rails against ‘myth’ that U.S. IT skills are inferior On the heels of a busy season for H-1B-related activity–a record-breaking depletion of the temporary worker visas, two related pieces of Senate legislation and a published list of which companies are taking the most advantage of the program–a technology activist today set out to pan ‘the myth that Americans can’t cut it in technology.’ [eWEEK]

State of the art: How to make your cellphone act like a BlackBerry Three new services from Google, Yahoo and Teleflip can forward e-mail to ordinary cellphone. [NYT]

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