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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)