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News for Wednesday, April 26 2006

Source: CodeProject     Posted by Chris Maunder    Wednesday, April 26, 2006 9:00am    
News for Wednesday, April 26 2006

Industry News

Macs now shipping with Windows XP preinstalled

I never thought I would see the day.
Source: Ars Technica

Firefox backers aim to "Destroy IE" with campaign

The group is taking advantage of the Google $1 reward for Firefox referrals to get people to move off of Internet Explorer.
Source: InfoWorld

Microsoft spins out a Wallop

Microsoft is heading out into the "Social Networking" market in a strange way -- by spinning off a new company, Wallop.
Source: Microsoft

Skype's Music Overture

A plan to sell ringtones may be a low-risk ploy to whet users' appetites for a raft of more lucrative VoIP-based entertainment services
Source: BusinessWeek

Developer News

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 available

Now with phone support, so you know it's good.
Source: Microsoft

Is there a WebOS in your future?

Browser as X Terminal: good idea or three steps back?
Source: Ars Technica

Monkey Bites

Check out this great analysis and debugging tool created by Karl von Randow.
Source: Wired

What's one science question every high school graduate should be able to answer?

No peaking at your neighbour's work, use a #2 pencil, and fill in the circles completely.
Source: Star Tribune

Hot Threads

Should I go or should I not?

Job opportunities in foreign countries are a difficult decision.
Source: The Code Project

Object-oriented thinking

What's a good way to get your head around objects? (Wait, isn't your head an object?)
Source: The Code Project



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