Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Microsoft`s Bill Gates could make a killing off of rival Apple Computer`s iPod, to the tune of $10 per device.
The glitch is an embarrassment for Microsoft. "I've never seen an update corrupted like this." This is exactly what it would look like if someone had compromised the patches.
Microsoft enticed me away from LinuxWorld with an offer of "free pizza" for lunch. I figured I'd be around for a couple more days of Linux, so I went for the free pizza.
Within days of implementing Windows Genuine Advantage, hackers had found and posted 3 ways to by-pass the new anti-piracy program. Now M$ states WGA was not designed to catch counterfeiters or prevent hacks.
"It's a misleading title," Holmes said about F-Secure post, "as it's an issue that affects any vehicle for any executable code on any operating system."
One of the sessions at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco next week is called "Managing Linux in a Mixed Environment...at Microsoft?"
Microsoft's efforts to fight counterfeiting have hit another snag with the posting of a new method claimed to get around a Windows piracy check.
From the Opinions-expressed-are-not-those-of-tuxmachines dept.:
I love Microsoft. Absolutely adore it and what's more, I hate Linux. I think it's the most over rated piece of software ever built and survives simply out of spite and not because it is terribly good at doing something because it is not!
Security experts are warning of a possible scripting virus 'outbreak' when the OS formerly known as Longhorn finally ships.
People wanting to upgrade to Windows Vista are likely to need not only a new computer with more robust hardware, but a new monitor as well.
Microsoft has raised more ire with its chosen name for future Windows, Vista - this time from non-profit groups representing veteran US soldiers.
Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 7 browser won't pass a stringent standards test that rivals have embraced.
We won't know whether this product is a success or a failure for sure until after it actually launches, so I'll spell out two scenarios, one where it sets records and one where it fails miserably.
When Windows Vista ships in late 2006, Windows will mimic many features of Apple's Tiger.
The staff of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been deluged with paperwork from Microsoft of late. It was one year ago that the company's chairman, Bill Gates, announced plans to pick up the pace, raising its goal of patent applications submitted annually to 3,000 from 2,000. The company is right on target.