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Channel news: MSFT fixes Win/IE, Excel flaws; Oracle 11g for Linux, not Win

Latest Microsoft flaws affect Windows, IE, Excel Microsoft released nine security updates Tuesday — six of them critical — for flaws in Internet Explorer, Excel and other programs within the Windows OS. []

Oracle 11g ships first on Linux, not Microsoft Windows Stagnant Unix growth and increased customer demand for SQL Server may signal an Oracle-driven surge of Linux deployments and migrations later this year. []

Citrix to reveal XenSource buy tomorrow Gets hypervised. [TheReg]

Investors flock to VMWare on first day of tradingShares in the software company VMware surged 76% , as investors bet that the company would continue to fend off competitors like Microsoft. [NYT]

Symantec, Intel work on security on microchips Symantec Corp and Intel Corp are jointly developing security products that could be built into tiny computer microprocessors, Symantec Vice President Rowan Trollope said on Tuesday. [Reuters]

Forensic data stolen in server theft But phone evidence firm says ‘all data restored’ [TheReg]

Microsoft readies new test builds of Exchange 2007 SP1, PerformancePoint 2007 New test builds of Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack (SP) 1 and PerformancePoint Server 2007 are both going to be available to testers for download this week. [All About Microsoft]

Ex-CA boss Kumar checks in for 12 year sentence From cooking the books to cooking the grits. [TheReg]

Five ways to prepare for a SOX audit DBAs, prepare for the inevitable Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audit with these five best practices for compliancy. []

Green IT goes untapped by enterprise, vendors say Vendors continue to push energy-efficient products, but say enterprise adoption is slow. [eWEEK]

Analysts predict strong earnings Analysts are predicting strong earnings for thanks to solid customer growth and enterprise deals. [eWEEK]

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