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May 1 2007   6:55AM GMT

Channel news: Symantec fixes security flaws; Dell to adopt Ubuntu

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Symantec fixes flaw in multiple products In other vulnerability news, a critical flaw is found in Adobe Photoshop and Cisco fixes flaws affecting a number of its products. []

Dell Linux is go Ubuntu named as distro for desktops and laptops. [TheReg]

Bug brace menaces Adobe Photoshop Unpatched graphics flaws menace mankind. [TheReg]

How SOA projects get funding, part one In this Q&A Lance Hill of webMethods Inc. identifies the four different funding models in the world of IT in order to help those pitching SOA projects.

IBM and Oracle trade barbs over databases IBM challenges Oracle’s claims of dominance in the database market as it promotes the growth of DB2. [eWEEK]

Oracle’s content management software plan takes shape Oracle kicked off its new content management software plan today with a new version of Oracle Universal Content Management.[]

Industry pundits: Move to SAAS is ‘permanent’ The transition from packaged software to software as a service is well under way and will be a permanent change, speakers said at the New Software Industry conference. [eWEEK]

Microsoft eyes more Web infrastructure services Microsoft Corp. plans to roll out a “very, very large” number of services to allow smaller Web developers to tap into its well-financed data centers, the backbone for its online strategy, the company’s top software executive said on Monday. [Reuters]

Silverlight expands reach to entire .NET Framework Silverlight, Microsoft’s rich internet application development tool, will support the .NET Framework and the CLR. This brings .NET to the universal Web, Ray Ozzie said at MIX07.[]

MS to ‘backport’ Office 2007 security improvements Papering over the cracks. [TheReg]

Rackable president ousted after two days Ejector Board seat. [TheReg]

Microsoft eyeing Web ad firm 24/7 Real Media: report  Microsoft Corp. , the world’s largest software maker, has emerged as a contender to buy Internet advertising firm 24/7 Real Media Inc. , the
New York Post reported on its Web site on Tuesday. [Reuters]

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]

Pricing software could reshape retail  A large retail chain sold three similar power drills: one for about $90, one at $120 and a top-tier one at $130. But while know-it-alls flocked to the $130 model and price-fretters grabbed the $90 version, shoppers often ignored the middle. The store’s success with a new breed of “price-optimization” software demonstrates the shift that technology is bringing to retail shopping. [AP]


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