That 8GB of storage won't hold much, of course, but as the Rise of the Chromebooks is amply proving, what are Wi-Fi and the cloud for, anyway. Linux, particularly if it grows up as Wagner anticipates, will at least be a candidate for providing some of these systems. It's important to note, too, that there are specialized PDF exploit packs targeting users running outdated versions of Adobe Reader.

The global proliferation of Open Office is essential to competing with Microsoft. 10, according to Microsoft. Boucher's defeat is a loss for tech policy issues in Congress, said Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, a digital rights group. One thing both sides agree on is that today's regulatory regime is outdated. VoiceBox recently signed a major deal with XM Satellite Radio to add voice-search capability to its channel-rich service, which is available to more than 6 million people in the United States, many of whom listen in the car.

Furthermore, the missing security descriptor entries protect non-admin file operations directly under the root. This is an enormous problem, and it's not getting any better. Napster is to be reborn, but in name only. Lisa Bachmann, for instance, was named CIO of Big Lots in 2005.