The continued commercialisation of Linux is helping Microsoft defend its Windows patch against the rising tide of open source, claims the head of Redmond's competitive strategy efforts.
While there is a great deal of hoopla around M$'s acquisitions of security companies, what is more important is to see what they make of them. They also signal that Microsoft's own development efforts are falling short.
Microsoft is developing a patch for a yet another newly discovered security flaw in versions of Windows XP which poses a particular threat to computers running XP Media Center edition.
The European Commission will not make a decision on whether Microsoft has complied with its antitrust ruling until after the summer, according to an EC spokesman.
While M$ reaches a settlement with Alacritech over pilfered networking technology, a Wisconsin man wins his bid for a class-action antitrust suit. In other news, a German open source consultancy declares the royalty-free concessions in the EU settlement pointless.
It's a topic of fierce debate among high-tech cognoscenti: What's more secure -- "open source" code such as Linux and Apache, or proprietary "closed source" operating systems and applications, Microsoft's in particular?
In recent news Stephen Cohen was quoted as saying "I anticipate that as open-source software grows, Microsoft will make its applications available in open-source form." OSDL and M$ claim there wasn't anything concrete to Cohen's comment.
M$, where Security Is Job One, warned users on Tuesday of three new critical security flaws in its Windows and Word software.
The head of Open Source Development Labs, Stuart Cohen, has added weight to rumours of greater collaboration between Microsoft and the open source community. Anybody else feel an eerie sense of foreboding?
Microsoft is denying claims that its antispyware tool is now giving preferential treatment to adware maker Claria. <cough, cough, bullsh*t>
A Korean government antitrust committee will hear arguments Wednesday into whether Microsoft violated competition laws by bundling programs with its Windows XP operating system.
Microsoft Corp. surprised many of the attendees at its annual worldwide partner show here this weekend by allowing a third party to present a "hands-on lab" that allowed attendees to play with a range of Linux desktop software.
THE THEME OF THE SALES keynotes at the MS WWPC was on how to sell: sell against Linux and sell to small businesses (SB).
Microsoft's appeal against a European Union antitrust order will be heard by Bo Vesterdorf, the judge who rejected the company's attempt in December to suspend the decision.
Microsoft's UK website was defaced on July 6 by a hacker who goes by the pseudonym Apocalypse, according to information available at a web defacement archive.
Arthur Sorkin has been courted by Microsoft twice now, and both times the computer scientist has been put off by the software giant's approach.
The latest deal between Microsoft and Vodafone brought forward a new but disturbing fact. Microsoft has started charging its Messenger subscribers to send IM messages to mobile phones in nine different countries.
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.
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.
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.