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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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posted in September 2007
The software company said it will make the full version of Windows XP available to PC manufacturers and retailers through June 30, 2008.
The Extras pack includes a number of tools and utilities designed to make the operating system more secure and user friendly.
Halo 3 broke records for first day sales, for preorders, and for the number of gamers who played the game online over Microsoft's Xbox Live system on launch day.
More than 40% of those surveyed by Evans Data said they won't ever publish their work under Version 3 of the General Public License.
The company says it is working on a fix for the bug, but has yet to release it.
IBM says 100,000 downloads in a week represents a record for software downloaded from its Web site.
Microsoft said the problem affects the Halo 3 Limited Edition game disc and accompanying Essentials disc, but insists the problem is cosmetic and doesn't affect the discs' functionality.
The head of Monsoon Multimedia says his company wants to comply with the open source General Public License and hopes to settle the matter out of court.
The social networking site could help boost Microsoft's recent $2.47 billion in revenue in online services, according to one financial analyst firm.
Microsoft is releasing Mac Office 2008 at a time when its lock on the desktop market is under pressure from some well-heeled challengers such as IBM and Google.
The Globalisation Institute has the ear of many of Europe's top policymakers, so its call for Windows-less PCs on store shelves could gain some traction.
Ever since Halo 2 ended with Master Chief promising to "finish the fight" on earth, gamers have been waiting for a sequel to the epic sci fi shooter. The time has come, but has it been the worth the three year wait?
MIT student Star Simpson was arrested after she allegedly walked into Logan International Airport with a fake bomb made of lights, wires, and putty strapped to her chest.
The Forbes list of the richest Americans is dominated by computer industry players.
Purloined versions of Halo 3 are all over the Internet, available for play to Xbox 360 users who have modified their systems to defeat Microsoft's copy protection software.
The contract, worth up to $98.5 million, will create a software infrastructure to improve emergency communications among law enforcement agencies.
SCO said it's been notified by the Nasdaq that its shares will be delisted on Sept. 27. SCO plans to ask for a stay of the delisting order.
A copy of Halo 3 has already turned up on eBay's UK Web site -- selling for about $500 U.S.
Fresh with support from IBM, the latest version adds capabilities to the suite's core word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
The software features a number of enhancements to help users build secure and compatible applications for resource constrained environments.
Because it's free, Lotus Symphony could present a significant challenge to Microsoft's new Office 2007 suite in the market for office productivity software.
A political subdivision near Phoenix said it wants to recover overpayments because the existing settlements do not apply to government agencies.
SCO Group CEO Darl McBride says sales of Unix-based products have been declining over the past several years, mainly because of Linux.
At least one analyst expects Microsoft to appeal the decision, which it must decide to do within two months.
Europe's Court of First Instance on Monday said the European Commission's antitrust claims against Microsoft are valid and that the software maker "abused its dominant position" while marketing Windows products.
The filing came just days before the scheduled start of a trial that could see the company hit with legal penalties worth more than its total assets.
IBM has acquired more than 20 middleware vendors under chief executive Sam Palmisano.
In the suit, Lu Feng claims that Windows Genuine Advantage collects information about his computer use and personal data without his authorization.
Among its many uses, the Say it Sign it software could eliminate the need for human sign language interpreters at meetings and conferences, says IBM.
The deal represents a victory of sorts for Microsoft over Google, which offers similar technology through its Google Earth product.
Large professional services firms could play an important role in further SaaS development, Gartner analyst Ben Pring wrote in a research report.
The software maker has been quietly outsourcing its back office operations to service provider Accenture over the past several months, Accenture disclosed Thursday.
The installation of the "life-sized" wax figure in the famed Las Vegas Strip museum is the latest indication that the Xbox 360 game will smash game disc sales records.
A Web designer says Internet surfers who use Firefox's AdBlock Plus utility are, in effect, stealing content from Web sites.
The Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 and the Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 7000 offer wireless connections so travelers won't have to rely on clumsy touchpads while on the road.
Online privacy is expected to become a bigger issue for computer users as more and more applications migrate from the desktop to the Web.
Serial plaintiff and convicted online ID thief Jonathan Lee Riches has launched a claim against the U.S. Open and tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams.
Siemens and BMW will purchase certificates from Microsoft that entitle them to three years of service and support for SUSE Enterprise Linux from Novell.
IBM's participation could make OpenOffice.org a more serious threat to Microsoft's stranglehold on the productivity software market.
IBM said it expects to have approval by year's end to offer mortgage origination services for federally backed mortgages in all states.
The new system will allow state residents to manage their personal information and pay taxes online.
Microsoft and Siemens VDO Automotive will work jointly to develop in-vehicle information, communications, navigational, and entertainment systems.
U.S. Navy officials are less than pleased that an image available through Microsoft's Virtual Earth tool clearly shows the propeller on an Ohio class submarine.
Such a move could help Microsoft gain ground against Google in the burgeoning markets for paid search results and Internet advertising.
Many of the countries that voted against the format did so with qualifications, meaning that Microsoft will have a chance to address their concerns before a final vote is taken in March.