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Computing In The Real World

9 April
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: Phorm considers offering broadband discounts to customers; Google talks tough with angry newspaper moguls; and Microsoft proclaims netbook victory over Linux

This week's new reviews: Lenovo's featherlight X301 laptop floats into the labs; Yoyotech storms the A List with its monstrously powerful Water Dragon 3.6 desktop; and Novatech enters the nettop fray with the dual-core Atom-powered Ion Fusion

PC Pro podcast: On this week's show the team discuss the implications of teaching Twitter in the classroom; Yahoo's decision to jump on the social-networking bandwagon; and the svelte HP Pavilion DV2 laptop vies to become our Hot Hardware of the Week. Download it now

Best of the blogs: Tim Danton wants to hear your PC repair shop horror stories; Barry Collins ponders how Google and the newspaper industry ended up at each other's throat; and Jon Honeyball casts a wary eye at the gathering Cloud

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Phorm considers paying users
Controversial advertising service says it's considering broadband discounts or charity donations to encourage customers to sign-up

Google boss warns newspapers not to pi** readers off
Eric Schmidt warns newspapers they could upset readers in their battle with the search giant

Microsoft: 96% of netbooks run Windows
Software giant claims comprehensive victory over Linux in the netbook market

Yahoo aims to become giant social network
Search runner-up prepares to take on Facebook and MySpace with social-networking features due for 2010 release
Mozilla lays out roadmap for next iteration of its open-source browser - just don't ask about the version number

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Microsoft drops heavy hint that Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 will launch simultaneously later this year

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News Corp invests in electronic newspaper reader as its bid to make people pay for news continues

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Lenovo ThinkPad X301
The original X300 was everything the MacBook Air should have been - can the X301 improve the formula further?

Yoyotech Water Dragon 3.6
The A List greets a remarkably powerful desktop PC at a superb price

Novatech Ion Fusion
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