Good-Bye XP. Hello Windows 7 Microsoft has wanted to kill Windows XP for years. There was only one problem. The users refused to let it die. Now, that Windows 7 is almost ready to go, Microsoft is, once more, trying to ax XP. ComputerWorld.
More details on the upcoming RC here. And how to install in dual-boot config.

Canadians find vast computer spy network Canadian researchers have uncovered a vast electronic spying operation that infiltrated computers and stole documents from government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Reuters.

Verizon Confirms Plans to Sell Netbooks Verizon Wireless is entering the netbook market with plans to sell 3G-equipped versions of the tiny laptops in its stores as early as next month. Internet News.

Is Facebook Growing Up Too Fast? When Facebook signed up its 100 millionth member last August, its employees spread out in two parks in Palo Alto, Calif., for a huge barbecue. Sometime this week, this five-year-old start-up, born in a dorm room at Harvard, expects to register its 200 millionth user. NY Times.

What a difference a decade makes: Barron’s proclaims Amazon best retailer Reading Barron’s cover story on Amazon where the publication loves damn near everything about the e-tailer—the cash flow, the business model, the cloud services, the marketplace for third party sellers and even the Kindle—and you can’t help but flash back to a decade ago where it was dubbed Amazon.bomb. ZDNet.