Microsoft and Yahoo’s deal or no deal

May 29, 2008
XP deathwatch: Your key questions answered
IT World Canada
Shane Schick provides some answers to Windows XP, as they appear on a FAQ list on Computerworld U.S.’s Web site.

“Can I still buy Windows XP? Absolutely. For the three-day stretch leading up to Monday, May 26, all three outlets (, and have Windows XP Home OEM – the least-expensive version of the OS, but also the one that comes with the most restrictions – in stock and ready to ship for those who want to downgrade a Vista machine on their own, or who prefer to have a backup license in hand. The prices for May 26, shipping included, were $95.15 at, $100.24 at, and $89.99 at”

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Report on Microsoft-Yahoo: “Something will definitely happen soon”
Nicholas Carlson follows the latest on the Microsoft-Yahoo deal, or no deal.

“BusinessWeek’s Gene Marcial got his Microsoft and Yahoo sources to talk, but they didn’t say very much. ‘Something will definitely happen soon,’ Marcial quotes ‘one of the people involved in solving Yahoo’s conundrum.’ Marcial writes that sources say Microsoft still wants to buy Yahoo outright, although its also considering purchasing just Yahoo’s search business. More sources say that if a Microsoft-Yahoo full buyout doesn’t happen, Yahoo will outsource search to Google.”

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How I prepare for certification exams
Network World
Jer0886 offers some tips when taking Cisco’s certification exams.

“If you were to go to a Cisco authorized training center for a week long course for any Cisco certification (CCNA/BSCI/BCMSN/etc…), you would receive the Cisco Official Curriculum box kit. This box of books cost the training center (and you) somewhere between $200 – $400. This is the price the Cisco training partners pay to become “Cisco authorized.” The beauty of the books in this box is the exam objectives & questions come straight out of this material. The Authorized Self Study Guide material from Cisco Press is typically a carbon copy of Cisco authorized material training partners use. It’s the best study book you can get.”

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