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Newswatch 11.26.07: OLPC sale extended

OLPC Give 1, Get 1 extended

[ZD Net] The One Laptop per Child project’s “Give One, Get One” program has been extended through Dec. 31 as donations averaged about $2 million a day. On that pace, the OLPC should move about 490,000 units by the end of the year. Does that make the effort a success?

AMZN gets things right with ugly Kindle

[CSM] The Kindle may not look perfect, or be perfect, but it's the best e-book reader yet to appear on the market. And like the iPod, it could be the tipping point in a whole new way to access a popular medium – in this case, books.

XP: Now even faster than Vista

[PCW] Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), the update scheduled to release next year, runs Microsoft Corp.'s Office suite 10% faster than XP SP2, a performance testing software developer reported Friday.

France vows to shut off net for pirates

[PCMag] Under the agreement—drawn up by a commission headed by thechief executive of FNAC, one of France's biggest music and film retailers—service providers will issue warning messages to customers downloading files illegally. If users ignore those messages, their accounts could be suspended or closed altogether.

Vista Capable campaign confused even MSFT

[CompWorld] A Microsoft Corp. product manager couldn't correctly explain the "Vista Capable" marketing slogan, according to recent filings in a lawsuit that claims the company misled consumers with a prerelease Vista campaign last year.

No warrant needed for cellphone tracking data

[ZDNet] Federal law enforcement agents are “routinely” seeking court orders for cellphone companies to provide them with realtime positioning data on suspects - often without even a pretense of a showing of probable cause, The Washington Post reports.