Monday morning links serving: The November 9th edition

Windows 7 Beats Vista By 234% In First Week Sales
Microsoft’s program of early low-cost pre-sales, high visibility marketing, and aggressive deals helped make the Windows 7 software launch successful,” said NPD vice president of analysis Stephen Baker.

Report: Apple to launch Verizon iPhone in Q3 2010
A new report citing sources in the Taiwan handset supply chain says Apple has contracted to produce a UMTS/CDMA hybrid iPhone due in the third quarter of next year that will enable the company to sell a single global handset to all carriers, and specifically to Verizon Wireless in the US.

10 Free Server & Network Monitoring Tools that Kick Ass
In this article, we review our top 10 server/network monitoring tools. You will see a variety of server applications here so that you might find the tool (or tools) for your needs.

26 Sexy Steampunk Hi-tech Hacks
Steampunk is the mating of technology and romance, breeding some of the most wickedly cool gadget’s and art you’ve ever seen. It’s cool and brass-clad sexy.

October 2009 browser stats: Firefox finally passes IE6
Internet Explorer 6 has finally been surpassed by Firefox according to the latest worldwide market share numbers. Details inside.

World’s First iPhone Worm Rick-Rolls Wallpaper
Users of insecure, jailbroken iPhones are reporting their smartphones have been hit by a worm that turns their lock wallpaper to that of 1980s pop star Rick Astley. It may seem mostly harmless with its wallpaper-changing payload, but the first-ever worm to spread via iPhones could be an omen of more sinister attacks to come.


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