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Judge rules former M$ exec can recruit for Google

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Ruling in a case that exposed the behind-the-scenes animosity between two high-tech titans, a state judge cleared the way Tuesday for a former Microsoft Corp. executive to perform some of the tasks rival Google Inc. had hired him to do.

Ballmer to attend Google’s birthday celebrations

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Interesting doesn’t even begin to describe the titanic battle that is being quietly waged between Microsoft and its archrival Google.

Also, Fresh Vista Games.

Bill Gates: China has f****d Microsoft

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Bill Gates doesn't appear to hold China in very high regard, screaming that it had "f****d" Microsoft, according to court testimony in the Kai-Fu Lee case.

Vista hardware requirements clarified

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Nigel Page has clarified some of the system requirements for the upcoming M$ Windows Vista, such as a 256 megabyte or better display card will be ideal, 1 gig of memory would be best or twice that for 64-bit.

Microsoft Blasts Massachusetts' New XML Policy

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Even as millions of dollars worth of Office business hangs in the balance, Microsoft says it will not support the OpenDocument format likely to be adopted by the state of Massachusetts this month as its standard XML format.

M$ plans to outsource more, says ex-worker

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Microsoft is on track to outsource more than 1,000 jobs a year to China, according to blistering evidence released yesterday in Microsoft's increasingly nasty spat with Google.

M$ To Clone Open Source

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, developer of the open source fire transfer tool rsync, Andrew 'Tridge' Tridgell has every reason to smile as Microsoft announced a similar utility will feature in the next Windows server release.

Is Microsoft skirting the issue?

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But there's something fishy going on. Microsoft is doing its best to stall the TCG document, and to ensure that it doesn't apply to Vista, Microsoft's next-generation operating system.

illwill sells Microsoft source code

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A Connecticut man known on the Internet as "illwill" pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court on Monday to charges relating to the theft of the source code to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating software.

Microsoft liable for flaws?

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For starters, the heading of the passage last year was simply "Security." This year, the title is "Security vulnerabilities in our products could lead to reduced revenues or to liability claims."

Microsoft hit by virus

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Health officials in Washington State have issued a warning of a virus outbreak on the Microsoft campus at Redmond, but it's the creation of nature rather than a hacker.

Give Us Your Thoughts on Windows

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M$ desires that Linux prove its cost case

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THE SOFTWARE equivalent to Wal Mart is engaged in negotiations with the Open Source Development Labs in a bid to resolve the issue about which OS is the cheapest to run.

Pirates Improve Windows

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Pirated copies of Microsoft's operating system have existed as long as chintzy PC owners themselves. But now pirates are doing more than just cracking Windows -- they claim to be improving it.

Man indicted on 75 counts of fraud for using M$ logo

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Iowa Authorities say a Davenport man illegally used the Microsoft Corporation's trademark to get personal information from customers.

Millions of Windows Users Need To Clean Up Their Act.

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Speaking of Helios, he has blogged another biting piece of journalistic napalm upon Windows users in his efforts to convince them to try Linux.

M$ updating programs to better battles competitors

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Linux is just one of Microsoft's headaches. The software giant is facing competitive threats in nearly every part of its business.

Bill Gates had a tough week

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Bill Gates had a tough week... or at least, as tough as it can get when you're the richest guy in the world. awwwwe...

M$ investigates potential new IE flaw

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Microsoft is investigating a report of a new, unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer that could expose users of the ubiquitous Web browser to attacks.

Windows Virus Shuts Down Some SBC, CNN, ABC Computers

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A computer virus targeting Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software shut down machines at Time Warner Inc.'s CNN and Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network.

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