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Is Microsoft skirting the issue?

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But there's something fishy going on. Microsoft is doing its best to stall the TCG document, and to ensure that it doesn't apply to Vista, Microsoft's next-generation operating system.

illwill sells Microsoft source code

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A Connecticut man known on the Internet as "illwill" pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court on Monday to charges relating to the theft of the source code to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating software.

Microsoft liable for flaws?

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For starters, the heading of the passage last year was simply "Security." This year, the title is "Security vulnerabilities in our products could lead to reduced revenues or to liability claims."

Microsoft hit by virus

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Health officials in Washington State have issued a warning of a virus outbreak on the Microsoft campus at Redmond, but it's the creation of nature rather than a hacker.

Give Us Your Thoughts on Windows

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M$ desires that Linux prove its cost case

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THE SOFTWARE equivalent to Wal Mart is engaged in negotiations with the Open Source Development Labs in a bid to resolve the issue about which OS is the cheapest to run.

Pirates Improve Windows

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Pirated copies of Microsoft's operating system have existed as long as chintzy PC owners themselves. But now pirates are doing more than just cracking Windows -- they claim to be improving it.

Man indicted on 75 counts of fraud for using M$ logo

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Iowa Authorities say a Davenport man illegally used the Microsoft Corporation's trademark to get personal information from customers.

Millions of Windows Users Need To Clean Up Their Act.

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Speaking of Helios, he has blogged another biting piece of journalistic napalm upon Windows users in his efforts to convince them to try Linux.

M$ updating programs to better battles competitors

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Linux is just one of Microsoft's headaches. The software giant is facing competitive threats in nearly every part of its business.

Bill Gates had a tough week

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Bill Gates had a tough week... or at least, as tough as it can get when you're the richest guy in the world. awwwwe...

M$ investigates potential new IE flaw

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Microsoft is investigating a report of a new, unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer that could expose users of the ubiquitous Web browser to attacks.

Windows Virus Shuts Down Some SBC, CNN, ABC Computers

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A computer virus targeting Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software shut down machines at Time Warner Inc.'s CNN and Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network.

Windows Vista Could Eliminate Low-End PCs

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When Windows Vista ships at the end of 2006, it may not run on the cut-rate PCs sold by Dell, Gateway and other companies.

M$ tries to calm nerves over RSS

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After starting a small row in cyberspace, a Microsoft executive insists that the company loves RSS - even if it won't call it RSS.

Forecast Cloudy for Windows Vista

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Microsoft spent significant marketing dollars last month to announce that it will call its next-generation operating system Windows Vista. But what's in store for users?

Microsoft to profit from iPod

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Microsoft`s Bill Gates could make a killing off of rival Apple Computer`s iPod, to the tune of $10 per device.

M$ Initially Released Corrupted IE Patch

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The glitch is an embarrassment for Microsoft. "I've never seen an update corrupted like this." This is exactly what it would look like if someone had compromised the patches.

M$ lures Linux World attendees with pizzas

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Microsoft enticed me away from LinuxWorld with an offer of "free pizza" for lunch. I figured I'd be around for a couple more days of Linux, so I went for the free pizza.

M$ throwing in the towel?

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Within days of implementing Windows Genuine Advantage, hackers had found and posted 3 ways to by-pass the new anti-piracy program. Now M$ states WGA was not designed to catch counterfeiters or prevent hacks.

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