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Microsoft

Submission + - Vista SP1 coming... someday

mpitcavage writes: This article appears on Computerworld today about the availablity of Vista SP1. The article says that the beta of the service pack may be released some time this year. The article also quotes Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell:

"It's early days yet, and we're broadly happy with how we're seeing Vista adoption, but we always expected that the business uptake would be driven by their needs rather than the availability of Vista [SP1]"
By their needs? Why would he want Vista to fail?
Security

Submission + - Wikipedia admins go on rampage

joeszilagyi writes: After their passwords got cracked: At least four different Wikipedia administrators have had their weak passwords taken in the past 24 hours. They deleted the home page repeatedly, and one person even put Tubgirl on the "Site notice", which is a global header for all of en.wikipedia.org. How did it happen? Weak logon security measures — there is no CAPTCHA; crappy passwords, and on top of that, while there is an encrypted SSL logon page, it's hard to find. The scariest thing is that people with passwords of "password" are entrusted as sysops and administrators on one of the Top 10 websites on Earth. They even blocked Jimbo Wales repeatedly from his own website!
United States

Submission + - Hans Reiser Saga

Krish writes: Steve Huff has this well researched story on Hans Reiser, Nina Reiser and Sean Sturgeon.

One thing seems pretty clear to me, whether Sturgeon was a killer or not — between whatever was wrong with him, and Hans Reiser's egomania and being a workaholic, Nina Reiser, in the end, really couldn't win.

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