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posted in March 2006

Vista May Pose Danger To Security Product Vendors

3/31/2006
Could it be that Microsoft's vision for security in Vista will aggravate security product vendors? One longtime Windows watcher thinks Microsoft, hoping to fly under the antitrust radar, will sprinkle security throughout the operating system.

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Vista Setback Timeline

3/22/2006
The recently announced delay of Windows Vista to January 2007 is the latest in a series of setbacks. Here's a look back at some of Vista's stumbles and scrapes.

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Delaying Vista's Ship Date Makes Sense, Says Analyst

3/21/2006
One industry watcher had been expecting a delay because it was only three weeks ago that Microsoft released a feature-complete beta. Based on past experience, it would take at least six months--meaning late August--before the operating system was ready to ship to PC makers--too late to make the crucial holiday selling season.

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VeriSign Service Catalogs, Ranks Cyberthreats

3/21/2006
The Security Risk Profiling Service delves down to the device level, including firewalls and routers, and fingers the threats to the network. The service then cranks out a risk score at the device, business unit, or enterprise level.

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Apple Patches Patch

3/17/2006
Days after rolling out a Mac OS X fix, Apple is polishing that patch with another fix. Dubbed a "correction," it targets owners of PowerPC-equipped Macs.

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iTunes To Sell March Madness Games

3/15/2006
CBS Sports and Apple on Tuesday announced a deal in which condensed versions of all the games in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament will be sold on iTunes for $1.99 each.

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McAfee Update Breaks Hundreds Of Apps

3/13/2006
For over five hours Friday, McAfee's anti-virus software erroneously flagged hundreds of legitimate executables as a malicious virus, leading some customers to quarantine or delete the offending files and render applications such as Microsoft Excel inoperative.

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EU Rejects Collusion Charges

3/10/2006
To back up its position, the European Commission released several documents outlining the job of its trustee, Neil Barrett, who is in charge of overseeing Microsoft's compliance with a 2004 antitrust ruling.

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Vista Enterprise Meant To Spark Microsoft Licensing

3/8/2006
A Gartner analyst says the key feature that will likely drive most companies to adopt Windows Vista Enterprise, and thus an enterprise software agreement with Microsoft, will be the Multilanguage User Interface Language Pack. This will let companies create a single distribution image that includes all languages.

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Hack-My-Mac Challenge Leaves System Shipshape

3/8/2006
A university systems engineer who said a Swedish hack-my-Mac contest was too easy closed down his own challenge Tuesday, saying that even after 4,000 log-in attempts and two denial-of-service attacks, his Mac mini remained untouched.

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Spam Rates Rebound

3/7/2006
After several months of slipping spam rates, junk mail rebounded during February, message filtering company Postini said Tuesday.

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Microsoft's IE7 Ignores Windows Setting

3/6/2006
You'll be seeing Microsoft's ClearType font rendering technology in Internet Explorer 7, even if you deliberately turned it off in Windows. It's a feature that users didn't know they needed, says Microsoft.

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Users Give New Gear Just 20 Minutes

3/6/2006
Americans consumers give up after spending an average of just 20 minutes trying to figure out how to work a new device, a Dutch scientist said Monday. After that, the product goes back.

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