Microsoft makes Virtual Server 2005 R2 a free downloadMicrosoft Monday told the LinuxWorld crowd that it would remove the price tag from its Virtual Server and begin offering the virtualization technology as a free download to Windows users. This is after 5,000 customers bought it for $199. Click here for details, and click here for full LinuxWorld coverage.DoD readies wireless mandateThe U.S. Department of Defense is putting the final touches on a policy memo that will mandate use of the IEEE 802.11i security standard for unclassified wireless networks. Click here for more.Taking on Google in the enterpriseSiderean Software's Robert Petrossian takes the Network World Hot Seat to talk about the power of enterprise search and why consumer-oriented tools just don't cut it. Watch it now.Microsoft plans all-out assault on NAS marketMicrosoft this week plans to launch an iSCSI initiator that allows servers to perform diskless boots from storage-area networks without expensive and specialized host bus adapter (HBA) network cards. Click here for more.20 years in networkingAre you better off today? What was your best tech decision? Your worst? Our survey asked Network World readers to reflect on the past, present, future of the network industry. Click here for the results.Today on Layer 8, where we say, "No deal":Why Treo 700w users missed appointments yesterday; Apple's fabulous flip-flops; Super Mario Brothers prank brings out an Ohio bomb squad; and are cell phones the new nunchucks?; all this today and more at your home for not-just-networking newsFor news updated throughout the day, go to Network World's NetFlash news page.