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2007: That Was a Very Good (Linux) Year
While others bragged about leadership and innovation, Linux delivered both in 2007. Here's a look back at everything from OpenBIOS to the rise of Ubuntu. - 12/31/07

Is Privacy Where It's At?
Location-based mobile services promise convenience and fun -- as long as you can turn them off. - 12/28/07

2008: Year of Innovation, Both Good And Evil
Who will break more ground in the coming year: multi-billion dollar hardware companies or Russian malware gangs? - 12/27/07

Mozilla Aims to Weave a New Web
It's still just an early-stage project, but a Mozilla effort to save user information online could be a game-changer. - 12/26/07

Microsoft in Open Source Deal with Samba
It's part of the EU antitrust ruling. - 12/20/07

Trojan Sends Google Ad Traffic to Malicious Server
BitDefender says ads placed by Google in Web pages are being hijacked by Trojan software that replaces the intended text with links to a malicious server. - 12/19/07

Security Alarm Sounded on Gmail and IE
Security vendor Cenzic claims its found vulnerabilities that both Microsoft and Google aren't taking seriously. - 12/17/07

Free Vista, If Microsoft Looks Over Your Shoulder
Microsoft briefly offered to bestow high-end versions of its Windows and Office software on home users this month, under the condition that they let the software giant monitor their usage. -12/12/07

Vista, XP Service Pack Changes Revealed
Broad testing of Windows Vista service pack looms, as Office 2007 SP1 ships, and Microsoft hints XP SP3 isn't far behind. - 12/11/07

Microsoft Spreads Holiday Security With 11 Fixes
Three are critical fixes involving media files and Internet Explorer. - 12/11/07

New Bill Stiffens File-Sharing Penalties
Backers of the PRO IP Act seek harsher consequences for illegal music and video sharing and a permanent enforcement office. - 12/7/07

Facebook Apologizes for Beacon Blunders
Bowing to critics, Facebook's CEO apologizes for its missteps on its ad platform. But is it enough? - 12/6/07

Google Integrates Its iPhone Apps
Single interface and fast mobile access for GMail, Calendar and other applications is the goal. - 12/5/07

Vista SP1 to End Genuine Advantage 'Kill Switch'
Microsoft will take a gentler approach to fighting Windows Vista piracy and won't disable the OS for systems it can't verify as "genuine." - 12/4/07

McAfee, Cox Team Up On Broadband Security
The security software provider will offer a smorgasbord of antivirus and identity-protection applications to all high-speed Internet customers in 2008. - 12/3/07


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