Weekend tech reading (1.20)

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Sears Sells Latest Sub-$200 Linux Desktop PC Starting Thursday, Sears.com is selling a Mirus Innovations Inc. desktop machine that runs Linux from Linspire Inc. for $299, minus a $100 mail-in rebate, Linspire said in a statement. PC World.

Nielsen: Sales at 85% Blu-ray and 15% HD DVD for Last Week According to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales numbers for last week, the top 10 high-definition disc sellers are all Blu-ray Disc releases. Neowin.

Mike Wilson Tells John Romero to 'Suck it Down' After Romero attacked Gamecock head Mike Wilson's reputation, Wilson has now responded with a rather vitriolic letter in which he says Romero "left only a bloody trail of ex-wives, fatherless kids, and ill advised breast implants." GameDaily.

Windows Vista successor scheduled for a H2 2009 release? While it has generally been believed that Windows 7 was scheduled for a 2010 debut, Microsoft has revised the roadmap and apparently moved up the release date by a few months: A recently distributed roadmap of the OS lists a release to manufacturing in H2 2009. Microsoft declined to comment on this date. TG Daily.

MSI announces DisplayPort capable GeForce MSI NX8800GT-PTD1GE Series has the next generation I/O interface - DisplayPort, which is dedicated for extra high resolution flat-panel displays and also has audio signal integrated in. MSI.

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