Oh yeah, here's something new. Microsoft has warned of a flaw in its Windows operating system that could be exploited by hackers to remotely run malicious applications on a victim's PC.
The chief executives of Microsoft and Red Hat held a private meeting in New York, for more than an hour at a McCormick & Schmick's restaurant in New York in late March, an indication that relations between the rivals might be warming.
For the first time in history, there are more Linux software choices than Windows choices -- in the 64-bit arena -- but it is likely that the situation will not remain that way for long. Let the debate begin anew, in other words.
Microsoft plans to steal a march on rival Sony by unveiling its next-generation games console on Thursday with an all-singing extravaganza fronted by Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood. The public's first look at the new-look Xbox machine, on the MTV music network, will come at least six months before the console actually goes on sale.
But in the all-important war of hype, Microsoft will be the first on the block.
For a company such as Microsoft whose most familiar competitive tactic has been to undercut rivals on price, "free" open source software such as the Linux operating system has represented a new and unusual threat.
Microsoft faces a serious threat to its UK public sector monopoly from plans by local authorities to increase their use of open source software, a survey commissioned by the FT has found.
The next two years will be crucial for software giant Microsoft: Under attack on numerous fronts, it could falter - or it could fight back to become even more dominant.
THE Free Software Foundation, the keeper of the sacred flame of open-source software untainted by commercial restrictions, evoked a nice image of Microsoft the other day. It compared its nemesis to an unruly child who throws himself to the floor in a tantrum and has to be dragged to his feet by his parents.
When Bill Gates cannot show unmitigated glee over a Microsoft Corp. product, the world's largest software company has a problem.
As part of its growing antipiracy campaign, Microsoft is testing a program that offers free licensed versions of Windows XP Professional to some customers whose copies are found to be bogus. yeah, right.
Microsoft lost a U.S. appeals-court bid to limit the damages software makers can be ordered to pay in some patent-infringement cases. A jury had told Microsoft to pay Eolas Technologies $521 million for infringement.
In 2002, Linux, the source code for which is freely available to anyone, became the key operating system for IBM servers. But what began as a move to rupture Microsoft's monopoly has become a passion of sorts for IBM.
At last week's WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) in Seattle, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates sat down with eWEEK Senior Editor Peter Galli to talk about 64-bit computing and what's ahead for the Windows platform in the upcoming decade.
This story is a couple days old, but I just saw it. What a cool idea. I wish I had thought of it!
"We've put together a series of Windows XP, SUSE 9.3 and Ubuntu 5.04 desktop screen shots as a side-by-side comparison of some of the common desktop features available in the modern operating system desktop."
Granted, you'll have to give it to Microsoft for often being overly optimistic about their accomplishments. As honestly what other company would be pitching a product that's been delayed by almost two years and features nothing new but for 64-bit support like it is a quantum leap from the 32-bit version of Windows XP?
From the dear-gawd-just-shoot-me-now dept:
Microsoft Corp. mogul, Bill Gates, and the leader of Ford Motor Co. outlined a future Friday in which software enables cars to fix themselves and avoid accidents.
Microsoft announced Thursday it has settled a class action lawsuit that alleged the software company violated Nebraska's unfair competition and antitrust laws. Members of the class will receive vouchers to be used for software and hardware, with the total settlement amounting to $22.6 million.
The good news? Everybody in China will soon receive a new computer at no charge. The bad news? Everybody in China will soon receive a new computer at no charge... running Windows.