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The 19.7MB 2.0 Pwnage tool is availble now. iPhone Dev promises a more official announcement later on, but for now we have the tool a little early. Merry Christmas to us.

It jailbreaks and unlocks iPhones + iPod Touches, but it can only jailbreak 3G. Bugs are still being worked out for a 3G unlock, but we can expect it in the future.

There are a couple of things to be aware of. First of all, the Pwnage tool doesn’t show Windows users any love. It wouldn’t be the first time, and it certainly won’t be the last. As far as a Windows release, I dont’ know if/when there will be one.

Secondly, yes, you can brick your iPhone if you don’t know what you’re doing. The risk is there as always and I’ve already personally seen my share of commenters today preaching the details of their woe and desperately asking for help. Be warned.

Other than that, enjoy the release. [iPhone Dev Blog]

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So you’re familiar with the ultra-cheap laptop that looks like Shrek; OLPC’s XO. Soon, the crew in that line of work may be getting a break, courtesy of the desperate Microsoft.

“I’m prettier than Linux!” frantically screams Microsoft. For ultra-low cost computer manufacturers, Windows XP Home Edition will be offered at a big, fat discount. Think $26-$32.

Of course, there are limitations. Microsoft has to be careful not to tamper with the mainstream PC market, which is running Vista. To benefit from Microsoft’s attempt to beat out Linux, firms must be producing super cheap PC’s with 10.2 inch screens, HD capacities at 80GB or under, a max of 1GB RAM, 1.0GHz single-core processors, and no touch-screens.

However, it would seem that taking the bait on this hurts the overall cause– to create ultra-cheap computers. Adding something like Windows XP would jack up the price. After all, Microsoft’s competitor is…free. [ComputerworldUK]