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ZDNET Articles, Freeware and Issues - September 21, 2009

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Christopher Dawson: For 95% of what we do, Google Apps does the trick quite nicely and allows people to work together. For a wide swath of users, however, getting them to jump into the cloud and leave their biases in favor of Office behind is remarkably difficult.

Microsoft workaround for critical SMB2 fl
Bahama' botnet linked to click-fraud surge hacked, serving malware cocktail
Sun patches 'critical' StarOffice/StarSuite flaw
Phishers introduce 'Chat-in-the-Middle' fraud tactic

TalkBack Why is it that people believe they need Office to write a letter home to parents?
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ZDNet Blogs

A close-up look at the new Office Web Apps

The art of blog: credibility is in the eye of the beholder

Linux and open source are not enough

The democratization of IT

Palm's growth plan: Can it work in a changing mobile market?
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Save the PC: A petition to Microsoft and Apple

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Cheaper, better, eyeglasses, thanks to nanotechnology

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The number one key to sales mastery

From rust to resolve: can Michigan regain the 'upper hand'?
Photo Galleries

Office Web Apps Technical Preview In September 2009, Microsoft made a partial technical preview of its new Office Web Apps suite available for a select group of testers and partners. What can you do with these "streamlined" Office programs, and which features are missing?

Concept cars at the Frankfurt auto show

From robo-pills to cyber-surgeons

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ZDNet Videocasts

What makes IBM's 'green' data center tick CNET News' Martin LaMonica gets a tour of IBM's lab for green IT where the data center uses networked sensors and liquid cooling to lower energy use.

Urban Hopper bot leaps over 25-foot fence

Sony PSP Go preview event

Zune HD (32GB - platinum) The Zune HD delivers one of the best portable music and video experiences money can buy. At a time when many people have shifted their focus to games and applications, providing a killer media experience may not be enough for potential Zune buyers. 

Sony STR-DN1000 The Sony STR-DN1000 offers solid sound and basic AV receiver features at a bargain price, but it's not nearly as good as last year's STR-DG920.

Popular Download Resources
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