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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.

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.[]

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.[]

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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