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iPhone OS 3.0 now available

David Meyer: A revised operating system for Apple's iPhone is now available, adding functionality such as system-wide search and cut-and-paste to the popular handset.

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Ryan Naraine: Apple iPhone OS 3.0 update plugs 46 security holes
Gallery: iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3.0
Video: iPhone OS 3.0: In-app buying

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Will Ubuntu remain a minor player?

Dana Blankenhorn: It is time for open source advocates to take off the rose-colored glasses and ask if Ubuntu - more appropriately its Canonical business arm - is ever going to be a factor below the server level.

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Ubuntu aims at healing Linux's 'paper cuts'

Beware of Windows 7 downgrade/upgrade mess

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: According to a Gartner analyst, businesses looking to migrate to Windows 7 could find the whole process much harder and more expensive than it needs to be - thanks to Microsoft.

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Alleged Morro screen shots, details leak

Mary Jo Foley: Not only is the final alleged name now known, but so is the rumor that the OneCare replacement became available inside Microsoft for private testing on June 1.

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IRS asks to drop work cellphone personal usage tax

Larry Dignan: The IRS asked Congress to repeal a 20-year-old law designed to tax personal use on an employer provided cellphone as a fringe benefit.

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Bing's search boost continues

Larry Dignan: The big question is whether Bing's gains will hold. After proving to myself that Bing could be my default search engine I wound up gravitating back to Google. Why? Habit.

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