Video game sales see December blowout

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| Nintendo, Activision lead in games; Wii is top console for the year
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...D&siteid=yhoof
http://tinyurl.com/3aphee

Microsoft in Trouble Over Xbox Live Downtime

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| Downtime with Xbox Live may cause Microsoft (MSFT) to post another
| Xbox-related charge. Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, its internet connectivity
| application for the Xbox 360, was down during the crucial end of the Holiday
| season.
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http://seekingalpha.com/article/6066...-live-downtime


Related:

Microsoft sued over Xbox outage

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| The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Houston, claims Microsoft's outages
| represent a breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation for which the
| software maker is liable. The suit doesn't claim specific damages, but notes
| the amount is in excess of $5 million. Â*
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http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-984...=2547-1_3-0-20


Microsoft adCenter Faces Four Days of Outage?

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| I’m not an active user of Microsoft’s adCenter, so I need your help with
| validating reports that the service has been offline for many users for the
| last four days. Â*
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http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007...of-outage.html


Professional success is a Bitch

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| I landed my first job 3 months ago as a fresh college drop-out
| systems engineer. Not much interesting to tell you about that
| other then that we are now running GNU/Linux on our office server
| for over 2 months now with zero downtime. We successfully upgraded
| from Microsoft SBE to GNU/Linux.
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http://passionfornonsense.blogspot.c...-is-bitch.html
http://tinyurl.com/37uwz2


Microsoft.com Goes Down

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| Microsoft.com was showing a plain "MSCOM RENDERING PLACEHOLDER" for
| a couple of minutes just a few minutes ago. With the Symantec hack
| attack going on, is this an orchestrated attack?
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http://www.thecollegevoice.com/news/...9d55cc44b56abb


NHS Direct all better

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| NHS Direct is back online this afternoon after going on the sick
| with a server error earlier today.
|
| According to Netcraft, the Windows 2000 server at the bargain
| basement hypochondriac magnet modern, accessible public healthcare
| resource was rebooted today. See here.
|
| Whatever malady did for the box, it was "unexpected", as the message
| on the site explained for most of today.
|
| NHS Direct was unavailable for comment at time of writing.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/10/nhsdirect_back/


Linux Migrations Made Simpler Â*

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| Running a Microsoft Windows NT server these days is a brave (or,
| perhaps, stupid) thing to do: Support for the product has finished,
| and as far as Microsoft is concerned, the product should be put in a
| rest home for retired software. Windows Server 2000 is also getting
| long in the tooth, and in a few years it too will reach the end of
| its support lifecycle and be looking for its rocking chair and
| slippers.
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http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials...le.php/3650561