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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.

Windows Vista Could Eliminate Low-End PCs

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When Windows Vista ships at the end of 2006, it may not run on the cut-rate PCs sold by Dell, Gateway and other companies.

M$ tries to calm nerves over RSS

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After starting a small row in cyberspace, a Microsoft executive insists that the company loves RSS - even if it won't call it RSS.

Forecast Cloudy for Windows Vista

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Microsoft spent significant marketing dollars last month to announce that it will call its next-generation operating system Windows Vista. But what's in store for users?

Microsoft to profit from iPod

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Microsoft`s Bill Gates could make a killing off of rival Apple Computer`s iPod, to the tune of $10 per device.

M$ Initially Released Corrupted IE Patch

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The glitch is an embarrassment for Microsoft. "I've never seen an update corrupted like this." This is exactly what it would look like if someone had compromised the patches.

M$ lures Linux World attendees with pizzas

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Microsoft enticed me away from LinuxWorld with an offer of "free pizza" for lunch. I figured I'd be around for a couple more days of Linux, so I went for the free pizza.

M$ throwing in the towel?

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Within days of implementing Windows Genuine Advantage, hackers had found and posted 3 ways to by-pass the new anti-piracy program. Now M$ states WGA was not designed to catch counterfeiters or prevent hacks.

M$ slams F-Secure for Windows Vista virus report

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"It's a misleading title," Holmes said about F-Secure post, "as it's an issue that affects any vehicle for any executable code on any operating system."

Redmond's "Linux/Open Source Lab" To Be Profiled At LinuxWorld

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One of the sessions at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco next week is called "Managing Linux in a Mixed Environment...at Microsoft?"

Another way past Windows antipiracy found

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Microsoft's efforts to fight counterfeiting have hit another snag with the posting of a new method claimed to get around a Windows piracy check.

Is It Wrong to Love Microsoft?

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From the Opinions-expressed-are-not-those-of-tuxmachines dept.:

I love Microsoft. Absolutely adore it and what's more, I hate Linux. I think it's the most over rated piece of software ever built and survives simply out of spite and not because it is terribly good at doing something because it is not!

Windows Vista tool targeted by virus writers

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Security experts are warning of a possible scripting virus 'outbreak' when the OS formerly known as Longhorn finally ships.

Windows offers new vistas of spending

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People wanting to upgrade to Windows Vista are likely to need not only a new computer with more robust hardware, but a new monitor as well.

Veteran's groups protest Windows 'Vista' name

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Microsoft has raised more ire with its chosen name for future Windows, Vista - this time from non-profit groups representing veteran US soldiers.

Next Explorer to fail Acid test

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Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 7 browser won't pass a stringent standards test that rivals have embraced.

Windows Vista: Killer Product or Dud?

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We won't know whether this product is a success or a failure for sure until after it actually launches, so I'll spell out two scenarios, one where it sets records and one where it fails miserably.

Windows Vista Takes Cues from Tiger

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When Windows Vista ships in late 2006, Windows will mimic many features of Apple's Tiger.

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