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Channel news: WinServer ‘08 delayed; raw code causes Win validation woes

Windows Server 2008’s real release slides into next year Microsoft has pushed Windows Server 2008 out one quarter. Instead of seeing the bits at the end of this year, it will land sometime in the first quarter. []

Vista validation woes caused by preproduction code Human error was responsible for the Windows Genuine Advantage system shutdown that denied validation to Vista systems, Microsoft says. [eWEEK]

Windows XP, Vista service packs coming in 2008 Vista’s first service pack is arriving in early 2008, but IT shops will likely give a warmer welcome to XP SP3, due out sometime in the first half of next year. []

U.S. agency may keep Windows XP on its PCs for three more years The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives plans to install PCs that can run Windows Vista next year. But it will continue to use Windows XP on them. [Computerworld]

Security information management systems market continues rapid growth Before getting into the growing security information management systems market, VARs should make sure they have the right expertise and resources. []

Critical flaw found in Oracle developer tool A popular tool used by Oracle developers contains a critical flaw that could be used by an attacker to compromise a system. []

Monster beefs up security after breach Monster Worldwide Inc., a major online job-search site, said Wednesday it was beefing up its security measures following a significant data breach this month. [AP]

Novell: Finally making some real money from Linux Novell turned in a good quarter, generating respectable Linux revenues. It’s about time. [CNET]

Microsoft to buy corporate group-chat provider Microsoft Corp agreed to acquire Parlano, which provides technology to allow companies to create group chat sessions for employees, and add the application to its portfolio of communication offerings. [Reuters]

Congress to revisit expanded spy law next week Hearing scheduled for next week may be first step in addressing widespread complaints about new federal spying powers signed into law earlier this month. [CNET]

Point, click … eavesdrop: how the FBI wiretap net operates The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on almost any communications device, according to nearly a thousand pages of restricted documents newly released under the Freedom of Information Act. [Wired]

IBM offering new cell-based blade The new system is IBM’s second blade architecture to use a Cell chip. [eWEEK]

Yahoo’s New President Oversees a Shake-Up Susan L. Decker, Yahoo’s new president, is reorganizing the company’s management ranks with a new division responsible for generating the bulk of the company’s revenue. [NYT]

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