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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in November 2007
The changes include new parental controls that let parents set limits on the amount of time their children can spend playing Xbox games during a given period.
The Web presentation technology takes better advantage of the .NET development environment and should make it easier for programmers to create rich media applications.
Fresh off its $142 million court victory, z4 Technologies claims Microsoft still violates patents it holds for technology that blocks attempts to use a single password.
SP1 features improved support for Windows Server 2008, tighter integration with Office Communications Server 2007, and better mobile device security management.
On Wednesday, I broke the news that California is weighing a plan to hand off the hosting of e-mails--to, from, and between state workers--to either Google or Microsoft. Is everybody comfortable with that?
The trial was originally scheduled to begin in September in Utah federal court -- but was postponed pending the outcome of SCO's bankruptcy petition.
A move to hosted e-mail and other services would affect a quarter of a million state workers and create a multimillion-dollar revenue windfall for either company.
IBM says in a lawsuit that Shentech.com is "offering counterfeit IBM products which pose a substantial threat to the safety of the consuming public."
A San Diego man says Halo 3 is a faulty product that frequently crashes when played on the Xbox 360.
The culprit, according to some posters on the forum and published reports, may be Boot Camp.
Windows XP trounced Windows Vista in all tests, regardless of the versions used or the amount of memory running on the computer, says Devil Mountain Software.
The court said there was no reason to overturn the jury's finding that Microsoft's Windows XP and Office products breached patents held by Michigan-based z4 Technologies.
Users that have upgraded to Leopard say they are only getting two hours of battery life per charge instead of three.
The company withdrew a request to sell assets related to its Unix software and mobile technology businesses to York Capital Management for $36 million.
Microsoft is working with the National Society of Black Engineers and hiring and promoting African-American programmers and engineers.
The game, developed by BioWare, features an advanced dialog system that allows players to interact with characters.
The gPC is one of the first Linux-based desktop machines to be offered for sale by a major retailer.
The next Google, YouTube, or Amazon might not arise if the situation isn't fixed, researchers with Nemertes report.
Nissan filed suit after Software AG tried to charge the Japanese automaker more than $3 million for the right to hand its applications over to an outsourcer.
Apple fears some developers will count on Boot Camp to give them access to the Mac market and won't rewrite their Windows apps for the Mac OS.
Tighter integration with IBM's WebSphere middleware and DB2 database means Cognos will be better able to help users sniff out significant business events.
ACS had been charged in 2005 with offering hockey tickets and other incentives to win a $90 million contract.
Microsoft has long claimed that Linux violates its patents, but has refused to be specific. A recent deal between the software company and a printer maker may offer a clue.
A group of technology service providers are claiming that the U.S. government broke its own laws when it picked contractors for the Alliant program.
Mac OS X 10.5.1 addresses issues affecting passwords, alerts, and partitioning, among other things.
IBM plans to offer businesses the tools and services to create large scale, distributed computing environments that transcend geographic bounds.
The retailer says the Everex TC2502 Green gPC has been one of the best selling desktop computers on walmart.com over the last few weeks.
The domains registered by Dr. Saed Said are "identical or confusingly similar" to Microsoft's trademarks, the company claims in court papers.
Saber's CEO and COO will retain a 7% stake in the company and will continue to manage it as a unit of EDS after the deal closes.
Not only is the gPC sold out online, it's listed as "out of stock" in Wal-Mart stores from New York to Chicago to San Francisco.
A Georgia man claims Microsoft improperly allowed his underage son to use his debit card to subscribe to the company's Xbox Live gaming service.
The new line of Zunes sports a range of colors and is bedecked with tattoos, custom engravings, and other artwork.
Musiwave offers software that lets mobile operators offer a number of paid products, including ringtones, music-on-demand, and customized playlists.
IBM says the goal is to create so-called business intelligence tools that outperform the competition in terms of speed, broad compatibility, and completeness.
Founder and chairman Darwin Deason and Cerberus Capital Management had offered to buy ACS for $62 per share, but the board turned thumbs down on the offer.
Macintosh OS now lets users partition their Apple servers into multiple, virtual machines allowing for "other copies of Mac OS X Server software."
While researching a story about Apple letting users run Leopard in a virtualized environment, I came across some interesting language in the software's license agreement. Who knew you can't use Leopard to run a nuclear power plant, or a 747?
SCO is hoping to sell its UnixWare line of business software and some of its mobile technology to investment group York Capital Management for $36 million.
The gPC comes preloaded with the gOS operating system -- a Linux variant -- and a 1.5-GHz processor manufactured by Intel clone maker Via Technologies.
A lawsuit accuses Manpower of recruiting AcctKnowledge temps who were on their way in to work at an IBM office in Tulsa.