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Channel headlines Feb. 19 — questions about EMC and SMB; Cisco flaws; Vista flaws

Questions fly as EMC Retrospect fades

All signs point to the end of life for EMC’s Retrospect backup software for small businesses. Sources say the company cannot support an SMB software channel.

EMC, Netapp plan switcheroo

EMC stoops for the midrange, while NetApp stretches for the high end. [eWEEK]

Vista security overhaul questioned

User Account Control: insecure by design? [TheReg]

Multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco PIX and ASA appliances

Multiple vulnerabilities are found in Cisco PIX 500 Series Security Appliances and the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances. [Cisco] 

Vista OEM ‘Express’ upgrades stuck at the gate

People actually redeeming vouchers [TheReg]

Google survey shows what makes for a  reliable server hard drive

Google studied the reliability and performance history of a hundred thousand of its SATA and PATA drives with between 80 and 400GB storage and 5400 to 7200rpm, and while unfortunately they didn’t call out specific brands or models that had high failure rates, they did find a few interesting patterns in failing hard drives. [Engadget]

Wireless LAN market grows by double digits in 2006

The wireless LAN market surpassed $3.6 billion in 2006, growing 15 percent over sales in the previous year, according to research released Friday. [ChannelWeb]

Borland testing, quality management products enhanced

Borland Software announced new capabilities across its Silk line of integrated testing and quality management products, core components of its Lifecycle Quality Management (LQM) solution. []

SanDisk cuts jobs to counter falling prices

SanDisk says it will cut 10% of its work force and trim executive salaries to compensate for a recent collapse in prices for memory chips, sending its shares down 5%. [eWEEK]

Firefox flaw could let attackers change cookies

Attackers could change the way Web sites are displayed and how they work. [eWEEK]

After its founder’s return, many are leaving at Dell

Two weeks after he returned to run the computer company that bears his name, Michael S. Dell is making sweeping senior management changes. [NYT]

Google to rule Earth with homegrown AI

In a speech Friday night to the Annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference, Google co-founder Larry Page stated that Google was developing Artificial Intelligence and that the company wasn’t far off from completing real AI. []

Google edges into wireless e-mail

First, Google Inc. introduced free software that could replace some Microsoft Corp. products. Now it has rolled out a free mobile e-mail service for the same consumer market that Research In Motion Ltd. recently set its sights on.[GlobeandMail]

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