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Benchmarks: Windows 7 RTM versus Vista, XP

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Google's campaign for Apps doesn't address the IT data elephant in the room Larry Dignan: Google has launched a "Go Google" marketing push for Google Apps touting cost savings and recruiting users to spread the word. The campaign?modeled after Mozilla's Firefox marketing efforts?makes sense for browsers, but for skeptical IT buyers, Google drops the ball. Why?

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Google's Schmidt resigns from Apple's board

Google's Schmidt resigns from Apple's board Larry Dignan: Steve Jobs says Google CEO Eric Schmidt will resign from Apple's board of directors since the two companies increasingly compete. Interesting timing: The FCC is looking into Apple's decision to turn down Google Voice related apps.

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CentOS needs to get its act together Jason Perlow: The CentOS developers were ready to burn the place down if their AWOL project founder didn't show up and resolve several outstanding issues that put the popular Open Source project and Linux distribution at risk.

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