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Computing In The Real World

16 July
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News headlines: Ballmer and Gates smear Chrome OS; Microsoft takes on Spotify; and Stephen Fry blasts "blind" music industry

This week's new reviews: Office 2010 Technical Preview arrives in a blaze of new features; Sony caves into the netbook craze with the VAIO Mini W; and can Asus's UX30 blow away the MacBook Air?

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Best of the blogs: Jon Honeyball laments Microsoft's misplaced faith in the cloud; Sasha Muller discovers what happens when you mix Google Maps and Sim City; and Barry Collins picks out the 10 best Gmail Labs upgrades

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Gates and Ballmer launch tag-team attack on Chrome OS
Microsoft launches a carefully choreographed fightback against Google's operating-system plans

Microsoft readies Spotify rival
The software giant is readying a streaming-music service to rival Spotify, executives claim

Fry vents file-sharing fury at music industry
Stephen Fry has claimed the music industry is "blind" when it comes to file sharing

Windows 7 pre-orders melt Microsoft's store
Microsoft's website struggles under the strain as company starts taking pre-orders for Windows 7

Virgin drops 50Mbits/sec broadband to £28
Virgin has thrown down the broadband gauntlet to BT by slashing the cost of its fastest broadband package

Is Facebook really worth $6.5 billion?
Does a sales target of $500 million really make Facebook worth $6.5 billion?

Businesses to get Windows 7 on 1 September
Microsoft announces that volume-licensing customers will get eight week headstart on Windows 7

15-year-old analyst sparks storm after trashing Twitter
Schoolboy's assessment of social networking site becomes a big hit with fund managers and CEOs

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Sony VAIO Mini W Series
The style and quality of the VAIO brand comes to the humble netbook

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