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Go files antitrust suit against Microsoft

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The founder of pen computing pioneer Go filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft, claiming that the software giant violated antitrust laws by trying to thwart Go's attempt to enter the PC operating system market.

50% Windows PCs Owned in 12 Minutes

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An unprotected Windows PC (without either firewall or antivirus protection) stands a 50 per cent chance of infection by a worm after just 12 minutes online.

Would M$ buy an adware firm?

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The latest M&A rumor to spill from the mill is that Microsoft Corp is thinking about splashing out $500m on Claria Corp, the pre-IPO adware firm better known under its old name, Gator.

M$ settles IBM antitrust claims

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Microsoft and IBM have settled outstanding legal claims stemming from the U.S. government's antitrust against the former in the mid-1990s.

M$ Confirms Code Execution Hole in IE

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M$ confirmed a security flaw in its dominant Internet Explorer browser could be potentially exploited by malicious hackers to take "take complete control of the affected system.

XP Starter under the gun

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Even as Microsoft's low-cost version of Windows reaches more corners of the globe, some analysts are wondering whether it is hitting the mark.

M$ blocks right clicking on MSN for Mozilla browsers

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In what appears to be another attempt to dissuade users from using non IE browsers, Microsoft has blocked the right clicking of links on the MSN web site when using the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Hackers probe Outlook Express flaw

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The risk of an attack related to a flaw in Microsoft Outlook Express climbed this week, after underground hacking sites began circulating sample code for exploiting it.

M$ peers decry proposed licensing fees

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Microsoft Corp. was accused by its peers on Friday of trying to wring excessive licensing fees out of its settlement of the EU's landmark antitrust ruling.

IE pop-up spoof won't get patch

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Microsoft does not plan to update Internet Explorer to prevent a spoofing attack that could trick users into giving out personal information to hackers.

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