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Channel news: Pentagon hack hits 1,500 PCs; Longhorn won’t be reloaded; Quest buys ScriptLogic

Cyber attack hits Pentagon computers The Defense Department took as many as 1,500 computers off line because of a cyber attack, Pentagon officials said Thursday. [AP]

Now three Linux vendors won’t sign patent deals with Microsoft For a while, it was looking like Microsoft threats (and money) would convince a substantial number of Linux distribution providers to sign “interoperability and IP protection” pacts with
Redmond. But as of today, the “deal/no deal” count is even.
[All About Microsoft]

Windows Longhorn won’t be reloaded, after all One month after a team of Windows enthusiasts hit Milestone 1 of “Longhorn Reloaded,” Microsoft has put the kibosh on the project. [All About Microsoft]

Quest snaps up Windows tool maker ScriptLogic Quest Software has devoured ScriptLogic, one of the few remaining independent providers of Windows desktop and server management tools.[]

SAP NetWeaver: Special report Despite SAP’s NetWeaver push, some companies are still holding back on taking the upgrade plunge. This Special Report looks at important NetWeaver topics like making use of SOA and what it means for SAP jobs.[]

Borland Tops SCM Survey Developers choose Borland’s StarTeam as the top software configuration management tool in an Evans Data poll. [eWEEK]

Touch-screen phones poised for growth Get your fingers ready. Apple Inc.’s iPhone is leading a new wave of gadgets using touch-sensitive screens that react to taps, swishes or flicks of a finger. The improvements promise to be slicker and more intuitive than the rough stomp of finger presses and stylus-pointing required by many of today’s devices. [AP]

How to counter premature optimisation Is optimisation the root of all evil – or, at least, many bugs. [TheReg]

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