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Channel news: HP angers storage VARs; Dell offers more Linux

New HP program angers enterprise storage VARs Hewlett-Packard’s new Fast-Track program to quickly enable ProLiant server solution providers to sell its EVA 4100 enterprise storage array has some of its enterprise storage partners up in arms. [ChannelWeb]

Dell to offer Ubuntu on more systems Dell isn’t resting on its recent consumer Linux PC laurels. The computing giant has added a new laptop — the Inspiron 1420 Notebook — to its Ubuntu Linux 7.04 offering. It is also replacing the Dimension E520 desktop with the new, low-priced Inspiron 530. [DesktopLinux]

Four simple steps to a more secure database Refresh your knowledge for securing your customer database and make sure no vulnerabilities are being overlooked. []

Iron Mountain buys Accutrac for records management Continuing its effort to reinvent itself as an online backup and records management company, Iron Mountain announces its second acquisition in this market in as many months.[]

T-Mobile USA launches home Wi-Fi calling service T-Mobile USA, the No. 4 U.S. mobile service, said on Wednesday it as starting to offer customers a new service that uses short-range Wi-Fi networks to improve reception when needed. [Reuters]

Netgear promises 3G femtocells by end of year Still hedging bets with Wi-Fi included, too. [TheReg]

Senators claim offshore IT firms are ‘abusing the system’ on L visas Two U.S. senators charged that offshore outsourcing vendors are “abusing the system” through their use of L visas, which enable companies to transfer workers to U.S. facilities. [Computerworld]

Oracle results soar for Q4, fiscal year Broad and strong revenue growth drove Oracle Corp. to higher profit in the fourth quarter and the company’s full 2007 fiscal year. [Computerworld]

Sun to donate Cluster code to OpenSolaris community Sun will release its Solaris Cluster source code over the next 18 months to help developers build clustered and high-availability applications and services. [Computerworld]

 State of the art: the iPhone matches most of its hype Apple’s new phone does so many things so well, and so pleasurably, that you tend to forgive its foibles. [NYT]

The pros and cons of iPhone security Neel Mehta, a researcher with IBM’s ISS X-Force, talks about the good and the possible bad security that might face Apple’s new smart phone. [CNET]

IPhone monthly plans start at $59.99 As the Friday launch of the Apple iPhone neared and anxious customers formed lines to grab one, AT&T Inc. announced Tuesday that service plans for the hotly anticipated smart phone will start at $59.99 per month. [AP]

Apple stores hosting ‘iPhone World Premiere’ Friday night Blog: Apple has announced that its retail stores will close from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday ahead of the “iPhone World Premiere” from 6 p.m. to midnight. [CNET]

6 ways to cancel any cellphone so you can get an iPhone If you want to get an iPhone but you’re stuck in a contract, here’s some ways to leave your service without paying a $175 cancellation fee. [Consumerist]

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