Murder, intrigue and the end of an era

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Murder, intrigue and the end of an era

The week started off with an end of an era, as Telstra scrapped its CDMA network to make way for the Next G network.

Telstra farewelled the network at 12 am on Tuesday.

Microsoft released its latest update for Windows XP, leaving many to wonder if the update will make a full-scale Vista migration more unlikely as many firms wait for its successor, Windows 7.

A California jury convicted famed Linux programmer Hans Reiser of the murder of his wife on Monday. Reiser now faces 25 years to life in prison, and the fate of his much-awaited Reiser 4 looks uncertain.

Dell, HP, and Lenovo are using Microsoft licensing loopholes to prolong the lifespan of Windows XP until 30 July 2009, despite Microsoft’s efforts to phase out XP in favour of Vista.

Commonwealth Bank will spend $580 million over the next four years upgrading their core banking system in order to replace older systems for the first time since the 1960s.

Microsoft showed off its Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor, a USB thumb drive that scans computer hard drives for police use.

MessageLabs’ latest Intelligence Report said the Storm botnet decreased to five percent its original size during April, but overall web malware increased by 23.3 percent in that month alone.

Senator Stephen Conroy said fibre to the node proposals could bypass Telstra’s copper network.
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