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Channel news: Critical Firefox flaws fixed; MSFT UC overwhelms IT

Critical Firefox flaws addressed by Mozilla Mozilla attended to eight flaws in Firefox, fixing three critical and two high-impact vulnerabilities that could be used by an attacker to gain access to sensitive information. []

Microsoft unified communications overwhelms IT managers IT shops find the long list of features in Microsoft’s unified communications platform to be daunting and unnecessary, at least for now, say the company’s partners. []

Oracle’s July 2007 CPU has 45 security fixes Oracle stuffed 45 security updates into its July 2007 CPU, fixing flaws across its product line attackers could exploit remotely to compromise corporate databases. []

Google offers to run site search engines Google Inc. is offering to run the search engines of small Web sites for as little as $100 per year, marking the company’s latest attempt to make more money off technology that already steers much of the Internet’s traffic. [AP]

Microsoft offering Office 2007 for rent on a monthly basis Microsoft has expanded its Office rental trial in South Africa to include Office 2007. Microsoft will make Office 2007 available for 199 rand ($28.54) for a three-month subscription. Would you be interested in renting Office for a monthly fee? [All About Microsoft]

RIM launches dual-mode cellular, Wi-Fi BlackBerry BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. announced a new model of its ubiquitous smartphone on Tuesday, this one able to operate on both cellular and Wi-Fi networks. [Reuters]

DBAs reveal how they rev their database without spending a fortune Database administrators have a flock of new products to choose from right now, but hardware problems and glitches elsewhere in the system can negate version improvements. Computerworld talked to DBAs balancing the new products with the old realities. [Computerworld]

Compellent takes a step closer to NAS Compellent has switched from a partnership with OnStor to its own branded NAS gateway for file access to its SAN, but some users are waiting on deeper integration. []

Intel prices “Penryn” Xeons Intel “Penryn” Xeon DP to start out at $177 and top out at $1,172. [DailyTech]

Sun’s Project Indiana: turning OpenSolaris into a practical platform Project Indiana is a new initiative from Sun that aims to make OpenSolaris as easy to adopt as Ubuntu. Inspired in part by Ubuntu’s ease of adoption, Indiana is Sun’s answer to well-integrated Linux distributions. [ars technical]

Deep freeze restores Linux Desktops With Deep Freeze Linux, SUSE Linux desktops can be used by multiple users and then reset to their original state time after time. []

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