Yahoo may be interested in acquiring Overture. That would be somewhat of a logical step for competing head to head with Google itself and their ad-words service, just a rumour for now. Patching applications is the most costly security job that companies face, according to Microsoft's head of security. Both Hewlett-Packard and Dell have recently set more aggressive plans to expand their research and development teams in Taiwan, outsourcing for saving costs, that is. Now, onto a strictly miscellaneous note, I found this handy utility over at Majorgeeks that will let you create a Windows XP startup disk (floppy), you can download here for Pro and Home versions of the OS.