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Channel news: IRS gives away passwords; Red Hat Delays linux; IBM nails supercomputer deal

Computer security problems found at IRS IRS employees ignored security rules and turned over sensitive computer information to a caller posing as a technical support person, according to a government study. [AP]

Red Hat delays release of Linux software Software maker Red Hat said it has delayed its August release of a version of its Linux software for personal computers. [NYT]

IBM near supercomputer contract The National Science Foundation is planning to award I.B.M. a $200 million contract to build the world’s fastest supercomputer in Illinois. [NYT]

Wal-Mart plans for its 4pb data warehouse The retail giant added Hewlett-Packard servers because of how they performed within Wal-Mart’s very high-volume, high-stress environment. [eWEEK]

IBM to buy Princeton Softech for data management, archiving and classification IBM today announced plans to buy Princeton Softech — which makes data management, archiving and classification software — to bolster its Information on Demand initiative. []

NetApp revenues fall $61M short of forecast NetApp announces that its revenues are down 15% from last quarter, blaming a continued decline in data storage spending. []

Users stand by NetApp — for now Users say their view of NetApp and its products hasn’t been affected by news of a revenue shortfall, but some say the clock is ticking on new product features they’d like to see. []

‘No cooling necessary’ data centers coming? Sun, HP and IBM all say that the self-sufficient data center isn’t far away. [eWEEK]

Tech association calls copyright warnings deceptive, demands change A closer look at modern copyright warnings has some of the largest names in tech up in arms. [DailyTech]

Top 7 Web conferencing solutions When it comes to choosing the best web conferencing solution, a careful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of top products is necessary to come to a conclusion based upon individual or corporate needs. In no apparent order, you will find 7 of the best web conferencing software options on the market. [All Conference Services, via Digg]

“Fake Steve Jobs” blogger exposed as Forbes editor A blogger calling himself “Fake Steve Jobs,” whose parody of the Apple Inc. chief executive amused and enthralled Silicon Valley, revealed himself on Sunday as an editor of Forbes business magazine. [Reuters]

In Silicon Valley, millionaires who don’t feel rich Many members of the digital elite do not see themselves as particularly fortunate, in part because others have more. [NYT]

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