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81: new post   U.S. DOT Bans Windows Vista, Explorer 7, and Office 2007
US Department of Transportation "... there appears to be no compelling technical or business case for upgrading to these new Microsoft software products. Furthermore, there appears to be specific reasons not to upgrade."
Mar 3, 2007
82: new post   Tool Claims to Have Cracked Vista Activation Code is a Hoax
"A Web site posted a tool yesterday that can apparently crack Windows Vista's activation process by applying brute force -- and lots of time -- to come up with valid product keys, circumventing one of Microsoft's most important antipiracy methods."
Mar 3, 2007
83: new post   PCWorld Body Slams Vista
Long time Microsoft stalwart supporter PCWorld lays it on the line: "But it's time for some tough love, people: If your PC can't run Aero, you have no need for Vista. Period"
Feb 21, 2007
84: new post   Microsoft: A Dozen Patches Coming
"The software maker plans to offer fixes for Windows, Office, Visual Studio, Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), and several of its security products, including its Windows Live OneCare package of antivirus, firewall and PC health tools and its Windows Defender anti-spyware."
Feb 11, 2007
85: new post   Gates Launches Vista and Office 2007 In New York
"In a spacious hotel suite near Grand Central Station, Chairman Bill Gates seemed at ease, and he smiled frequently during an interview with The Seattle Times on Monday. For good reason. At long last, his company's two biggest products -- Windows Vista and Office 2007 -- are done and on the market. Time to party. And get the sales pitch on."
Jan 30, 2007
86: new post   Microsoft Vista Operating System On Sale in US Tonight
"Microsoft is ready to begin consumer sales of its new Vista operating system just after midnight tonight."
Jan 29, 2007
87: new post   Microsoft to Extend Support for Windows XP for 5 Years
"Microsoft Corp. is extending the period in which it will offer support for the previous version, Windows XP."
Jan 26, 2007
88: new post   Microsoft Offers Cash for Wikipedia Edit
"Microsoft landed in the Wikipedia doghouse Tuesday after it offered to pay a blogger to change technical articles on the community-produced Web encyclopedia site.
Jan 24, 2007
89: new post   Five Reasons To Love (And Hate) Windows Vista
Nov 30, 2006
90: new post   Windows Vista Ready To Go: In Stores Jan 30
"After five years and repeated delays, Microsoft Corp. finished Windows Vista on Wednesday and announced plans to release it in stores Jan. 30 -- ending an unusually arduous chapter in the life of the company's flagship product."
Nov 9, 2006
91: new post   Microsoft, Novell Reach Agreement On Linux
"Once bitter rivals, Microsoft Corp., and Novell Inc., entered into an agreement on Thursday to allow open-source Linux software to work with Windows."
Nov 3, 2006
92: new post   Vista, Office 2007 to launch in U.S. Nov. 30 To Business Users
Nov 3, 2006
93: new post   Free Anti-Spyware Windows Defender Out of Beta
Microsoft has released the first non-beta version of the the Windows Defender product. Formerly known as Windows Antispyware, this product works with Windows XP and Windows 2003, and will be available in Vista versions as well.
Oct 25, 2006
94: new post   Vista Gets Transfer To New Machine Limits To Combat Piracy
"Under changes to Microsoft's licensing terms, buyers of retail copies of Vista will only be able to transfer their software to a new machine once. If they want to move their software a second time, they will have to buy a new copy of the operating system."
Oct 17, 2006
95: new post   Is Windows Near The End Of Its Run?
"Windows Vista and Office 2007, according to industry analysts, may be the last time Microsoft can really cash in on these lucrative personal computer products, as software is increasingly distributed, developed and used on the Internet."
Oct 16, 2006
96: new post   Microsoft: Final Vista Test Released
"The company said Release Candidate 2 of the new operating system is being made available to its usual crop of technical testers and developers, as well as to some of the enthusiast consumers who are testing the earlier, RC1 version."
Oct 9, 2006
97: new post   Microsoft To Lock Pirates Out Of Vista PCs
"Windows Vista will have new antipiracy technology that locks people out their PCs if the operating system isn't activated within 30 days after installation. "
Oct 4, 2006
98: new post   New Internet Explorer Vulnerability Posted on Web
Exploit affects IE 5.01 and 6; Microsoft is investigating, and suggests users disable ActiveX and active scripting controls.
Sept 15, 2006
99: new post   Windows Vista Pricing Published by Amazon
fwiw...
Aug 30, 2006
100: new post   Microsoft Preps Google Pack Response
"Microsoft's latest Windows Live offering is for the most part not a new service at all, but rather a one-time download that includes a subset of the available Live applications, much like the Google Pack."
Aug 30, 2006
101: new post   U.S.A.'s 'Homeland Security': Fix Your Windows
"In a rare alert, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged Windows users to plug a potential worm hole in the Microsoft operating system. "
Aug 10, 2006
102: new post   Vista Hacked at Black Hat
"While Microsoft talked up Windows Vista security at Black Hat, a researcher in another room demonstrated how to hack the operating system."
Aug 7, 2006
103: new post   Vista: Microsoft Gets Good Reception At Black Hat
"Microsoft's presentations on Windows Vista are not the typical Black Hat talks, but attendees are welcoming the look behind the scenes at the software giant."
Aug 4, 2006
104: new post   Microsoft Opening Up Windows A Lot Wider
"Microsoft laid out a dozen competitive principles Wednesday governing Windows Vista and all future versions of its desktop operating-system software, the ubiquitous product that has been the subject of fierce antitrust battles for more than a decade."
July 20, 2006
105: new post   Microsoft Gives Linux a Virtual Hug
"After years of hoping to crush Linux, Microsoft is trying to show it can get along with its open-source rival."
July 18, 2006
106: new post   Microsoft Makes Virtual PC Free
"Users can download the Virtual PC 2004 Service Pack 1 software from the Microsoft web site. The software allows users to run multiple instances of operating systems on a single computer, allowing users to test a new development environment or simply try out a new configuration without changing the underlying OS."
July 17, 2006
107: new post   Microsoft Lifeline for Older PCs
"Microsoft on Wednesday revealed software that turns older PCs into more modern and secure systems, but in the process also makes them less than full-fledged computers.
July 12, 2006
108: new post   EU hits Microsoft with new fine: Euro280.5 million ($357 million)
"The European Union today fined Microsoft Euro280.5 million ($357 million) for failing to obey a 2004 antitrust ruling and has threatened new fines of Euro3 million a day starting on July 31."
July 12, 2006
109: new post   Microsoft Patches 18 Security Flaws in Windows, Office
"... released seven security updates to address 18 separate flaws in its Windows operating systems and Office software, including 13 problems that earned a "critical" severity rating..."
July 12, 2006
110: new post   Microsoft pulls support for Windows 98 and Windows Me today
"From today, the estimated 70 million users world-wide of Windows 98, 98 Se and Windows Me will not longer be provided with telephone help or security updates by the software giant. "
July 11, 2006
111: new post   Microsoft to Introduce Web-based Sales Tools
"...it plans to introduce a Web-based version of its sales and marketing software in 2007 as it targets rivals like Salesforce.com, Oracle Corp. and SAP AG in a fast-growing market. Microsoft said the service initially would target small businesses."
July 11, 2006
112: new post   Microsoft faces second WGA lawsuit
"Microsoft has been named in a second lawsuit over its antipiracy Windows Genuine Advantage program, which plaintiffs allege acts as "spyware" on their systems."
July 6, 2006
113: new post   Preparing for the end of Windows 98 & Windows ME
"Microsoft has threatened to withdraw support from Windows 98 quite a few times."
June 18, 2006
114: new post   Microsoft debuts OneCare security package
"The product, dubbed OneCare, rolls anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall programs into one package."
May 31, 2006
115: new post   Vista Beta 2 Released
"Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday released new test versions of what company co-founder Bill Gates called its three most important products: Windows Vista for desktop computers, Windows for servers and the Office business software suite."
May 24, 2006
116: new post   Vista PC Requirements
"Microsoft has revealed how powerful computers must be to run Vista - the new version of its Windows operating system."
May 19, 2006
117: new post   Gartner says: Don't Expect Vista Until 2Q 2007
Microsoft's long awaited and overdue operating system may be pushed even further into next year before release.
May 3, 2006
118: new post   Microsoft starts Windows auto-piracy check
"PCs using Microsoft's automatic Windows update service will be checked for pirate versions of the operating system from today, and dodgy copies will be refused all upgrades except critical security patches."
Apr 25, 2006
119: new post   Microsoft delays launch of Vista
"Microsoft plans to delay the consumer launch of its much-anticipated Windows Vista operating system to January 2007."
Mar 22, 2006
120: new post   New Vista features on CTP, developers build 5308
"Microsoft said on Wednesday it is releasing an updated test version of Windows Vista, the forthcoming update to Microsoft's flagship operating system."
Feb 23, 2006
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