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Google's Chromebook: Notebook as a service?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Google has revealed the first production Chromebooks - notebooks running Chrome OS - along with a leasing plan that includes remote management tools, support and more for as little as $US20 per month. (IT news)

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Google's new spin: browser version numbersview story

http://www.itwire.com – About 12 years ago, when GNU/Linux was first being touted as a desktop system for the somewhat less technically minded, one of the well-known distributions suddenly advanced its version number from 4.0 to 7.0 in one go. (IT news)

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Is there something dangerously wrong with Facebook?view story

http://www.itwire.com – When a website “accidentally” bans a gay kiss, stops Kate Middletons who aren’t princesses-to-be from accessing their own accounts, becomes an all-around time-waster that ruins relationships and invades your privacy, and its owner suggests there is too much “free speech”, it’s time to take stock. (IT news)

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Google told to pay $US5m in Linux patent suitview story

http://www.itwire.com – A jury in Texas has ruled against Google in a patent suit concerning the Linux kernel and ordered the company to pay $US5 million in damages to Bedrock Computer Technologies which filed the suit in June 2009. (IT news)

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European Court of Justice To Outlaw Internet Filtering; Esp. For Copyright Enforcementview story

http://falkvinge.net – European Court of Justice gave a preliminary opinion that will have far-reaching implications in the fight against overaggressive copyright monopoly abusers. It is not a final verdict, but the advocate general’s position; the Court generally follows this. The Advocate Generals says that no ISP can be required to filter the Internet, and particularly not to enforce the copyright monopoly. (IT news)

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Office 2011 SP1 affects some AppleScriptsview story

http://www.itwire.com – I don't know how many people will be affected by this, but I've discovered that if you've been sending plain text emails through Outlook 2011 viaAppleScript, you'll need to make a small change to your script(s) after applying Service Pack 1. (IT news)

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Tweens taken for a ride by Twilight trickview story

http://www.itwire.com – Teenage Facebook users are falling victim to a scam related to hit film Twilight: Breaking Dawn, with their accounts being compromised and then sending the scam onto their friends. (IT news)

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Christian Lobby confuses multiple arguments for R18+ game classificationview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Christian Lobby is at it again, leaping on comments today by Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Conner that the introduction of an R18+ Classification for interactive entertainment would boost jobs in this country.  According to the ACL the pro 18+ classification camp doesn’t know what it wants.  The truth however, is the ACL cannot seem to cope with multiple positive reasons for a rat (IT news)

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Nintendo has sold 31,000 3DS units since Marchview story

http://www.itwire.com – Nintendo today claimed to have registered record Australian sales for its 3DS portable device, within weeks from the console's launch locally. (IT news)

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Kroll Ontrack improves odds of Oracle data recoveryview story

http://www.itwire.com – Kroll Ontrack claims it has improved its success rate for recovering from Oracle data losses. (IT news)