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Editor's note: Google's Chrome OS, which has been rumored to be doing everything from merging with Android to folding altogether, is apparently back on and now aiming at the enterprise. Also, see TechRepublic's list of the 10 best geek gifts of 2010! -Jason

Google exec: 60% of businesses could dump Windows for Chrome OS

Google continues to send mixed messages about Chrome OS. The latest comes from a Google exec who says Chrome OS could be an enterprise replacement for Windows. Read more

Resource of the day

Get Negotiating Power for Your Microsoft Enterprise Agreement with Project Liberate

Project Liberate is a free offering from IBM that finds opportunities to reduce spending on Microsoft licensing. Find alternative ways to purchase Microsoft products and free up your budget for other investments. Read this white paper to learn more.

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Gifts That Keep On Giving: Offbeat Gadgets, Toys and Tech

When you have a taste for tech, there are many shiny toys that come through your life, but there are always the special ones. The ones that end up well worn, and much loved. Read more

Another day, another green IT leaders list. This time, IBM is on top.

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Black Friday in the online world

About midnight last night, the deluge of commercial come-ons, product pitches, and obvious attempts to collect personal information started filling up my junk mail folder. A few of these pitches came from trusted sources and so ended up in my inbox. I guess this approach works enough of the time... Read more

Opera report: 10 mobile web facts about the Generation Y

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Surface computers linked via internet allow for new 'mixed-presence' collaboration

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