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Win - MS: Concerns over Windows cashpoints
Windows The warning is being issued because many banks are starting to use the Windows operating system in machines.

Already there have been four incidents in which Windows viruses have disrupted networks of cash machines running the Microsoft operating system.
Published Oct 29, 2004 - 06:36 PM
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Win - MS: Microsoft finds Google to help promote Windows
Windows Microsoft Corp. has found an unlikely new partner to help promote Windows XP: Google Inc.

While senior Microsoft executives pit the company against Google in a looming Internet search war, the Redmond, Washington-based company last week started offering a Google search tool for download from the Microsoft.com Web site.
Published Oct 25, 2004 - 06:15 PM
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*NIX - UNIX: Buy Linux PCs, then steal Windows
Windows New personal computers with the free Linux operating system are often used with pirated copies of the Microsoft Windows operating system, reports a study by the US-based marketing research firm Gartner. 

Particularly in growth markets in Eastern Europe and Asia, PCs that come preinstalled with Linux are being offered in order to avoid the licence fees for Windows, Gartner indicated in an interview.
Published Oct 25, 2004 - 01:53 PM
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Win - MS: We all live in a Windows submarine...
Windows The British government is defending its decision to implement Microsoft Windows 2000 on some of its Navy fleet.

MPs and security experts have asked Ministry of Defence (MoD) minister Geoff Hoon to explain why the department has chosen to use the operating system on some of its submarines and ships instead of Unix.
Published Oct 25, 2004 - 11:55 AM
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Win - MS: Windows XP Release 2 coming
Windows If you thought that Service Pack 2 for Windows XP was the last of the big updates, think again. Speaking yesterday at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that a number of important security initiatives were underway for Windows, some of which would be part of a pre-Longhorn "Release 2" for Windows XP.

Beyond noting this, Ballmer did not disclose any details regarding when we might see R2, or just what it would contain. In fact, he didn't give any time frames for anything, be it Longhorn, Windows Server 2005, Office 12, or when Steinbrenner plans to make his life easier by recruiting Clone War rejects.
Published Oct 22, 2004 - 12:52 PM
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Win - MS: Windows Users Want Results, Not Ballmer Promises
Windows Windows users said actions speak louder than words when it comes to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's promise that Microsoft will fix the various security vulnerabilities in his company's computing platform.

In his keynote presentation Wednesday at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo here, Ballmer asked Windows users to trust him that Microsoft would do whatever it could to fix security problems.
Published Oct 21, 2004 - 01:47 PM
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Win - MS: Longhorn 'Wave' Rolling In
Windows The Longhorn wave" is on its way, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer assured a crowd of IT executives Wednesday.

Ballmer, who was interviewed by Gartner Inc. Senior Vice President Tom Bittmann and Group Vice President Daryl Plummer on a number of subjects at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo here, said the mass of technologies at Microsoft is so large that the company had no choice but to delay its next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn.
Published Oct 20, 2004 - 03:12 PM
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Win - MS: Gartner To Microsoft: Extend Patch Support To NTW4
Windows Microsoft may have kept its promise to drop support of Windows NT Workstation 4, but that's one the Redmond, Wash.-based developer should break, Gartner analysts urged Thursday.

Among the more than 20 patches that Microsoft released Tuesday, none were for the aged operating system, which saw its security fix support end June 30, 2004.
Published Oct 15, 2004 - 04:22 PM
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Win - MS: North American Developers Wait to Install Microsoft's XP Service Pack 2
Windows Developers in North America are taking a "wait and see" attitude about installing Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 2, according to Evans Data's Fall 2004 North American Development Survey. While 14 percent installed SP2 in the first week, more than 40 percent of developers have delayed installation until more information can be gathered and 6 percent won't install SP2 at all.

Smaller companies are the most likely to have installed SP2 within the first week, mid-sized companies are most likely to install SP2 by the end of the year and larger companies haven't yet committed to installing SP2.
Published Oct 14, 2004 - 05:56 PM
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Win - MS: Windows 'Longhorn' Status Report
Windows Last October, Microsoft provided a rare glimpse of the next version of Windows, code-named "Longhorn," several years before the operating system's expected release. It was a big risk for Microsoft to reveal internal plans that early.

But it's also a necessity for a company that relies so heavily on developers to get excited about its future products and have applications ready to go when those products launch. In less than a year, the operating system looks radically different from Microsoft's year-ago plan. What follows is a guide to the technologies slated for introduction in Microsoft's Longhorn wave and a report on each technology's fate.
Published Oct 13, 2004 - 04:01 PM
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Win - MS: Reseller Selling Standalone Windows Media Center Software
Windows At least one vendor is selling OEM copies of Microsoft's new Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system online, possibly exploiting a loophole in Microsoft's contracts.

Houston, Tex.-based Directron is selling the OEM edition of Microsoft's software on its web site for $129.99, as well as the accompanying remote control for $43.99. That's substantially less than the $299 Directron is charging for the retail boxed copy of Windows XP Pro.
Published Oct 13, 2004 - 12:11 PM
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Win - MS: Microsoft to introduce compulsory XP upgrade scheme
Windows Software firm Microsoft set out its stall here in Dublin this morning and said that notebook price cuts are on the way.

But perhaps more importantly, it is moving into the final phase of its Windows Genuine Advantage scheme, which will prevent pirated copies of Windows XP from downloading anything but the most critical downloads.
Published Oct 12, 2004 - 05:30 PM
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Win - MS: Gates preps to pitch 'XP Reloaded'
Windows Nearly three years have passed since Microsoft Corp. released the last full version of Windows, the Redmond company's most important and profitable product. But when Bill Gates takes the stage tomorrow morning at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, he won't be launching a new generation of the flagship operating system. He'll be looking to stir up some new interest in the existing one.
Published Oct 11, 2004 - 03:34 PM
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Win - MS: Is XP's Fix Safe?
Windows Windows XP Service Pack 2 promises to protect you from the most pervasive worm attacks, stop pop-up ads, and tighten security in Windows' Achilles' heel, Internet Explorer. But given the problems many users experienced with XP's first service pack, some people have been waiting to hear whether this update is more likely to hurt than help.
Published Oct 07, 2004 - 11:43 AM
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Win - MS: Microsoft Prepares to Kill Linux with Different Windows Flavours
Windows Microsoft is developing versions of Windows with only a subset of its code base, designed for specific server tasks. The intention is to reduce maintenance costs and create products that are less vulnerable to attack, and so tackle head-on the threat posed by Linux.

"The new 'role-based' products may appear in 2007, when the server version of Longhorn is scheduled for release.
Published Oct 05, 2004 - 06:40 PM
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Win - MS: Longhorn Component to Spur Old-School Viruses?
Windows A planned component for Microsoft's next version of Windows is causing consternation among antivirus experts, who say that the new module, a scripting platform called Microsoft Shell, could give birth to a whole new generation of viruses and remotely exploitable attacks.

Microsoft Shell, code-named "Monad," is still in development and is planned for release with the next version of Windows, known as "Longhorn." Monad will allow developers or administrators to configure Windows systems using text commands or scripts containing multiple commands.
Published Oct 05, 2004 - 04:26 PM
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Win - MS: Microsoft's POS Move May Make It a Viable Retail Option
Windows When Microsoft Corp. unveiled its embedded operating system for retailers on Monday, it stressed the mini-OS' plug-and-play capability. But one key motivation for the company might have been the fear that retailers were considering upgrading without Microsoft.

Late 2004 has retailers at a key IT management point, with aging POS (point of sale) systems pressuring them to upgrade, but many standard upgrade paths unappealing. This has driven some retailers to consider Linux.
Published Oct 05, 2004 - 04:15 PM
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Win - MS: Ballmer sees squeeze on Longhorn deadline
Windows During a keynote speech at the company's TechNet/MSDN Briefings here Tuesday, the chief executive talked about the Longhorn edition of Windows and new security features for the software company's products. He also joked about recent remarks in which he branded iPod users as thieves.

Longhorn will definitely be out in 2006, he said. With such a large gathering of software developers on hand, Ballmer quipped, he didn't have to point out that the target date meant sometime "around Dec. 31, 2006."
Published Oct 05, 2004 - 01:25 PM
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Win - MS: Microsoft Eyes Lighter Versions of Longhorn
Windows Microsoft is developing versions of its Windows operating system with only a subset of the Windows code base, designed for specific server tasks, in a move that could reduce maintenance costs for customers and create products that are less vulnerable to attack.

The new "role-based" products may appear in 2007, when the server version of Longhorn is scheduled for release. Offering a smaller code base would mark a significant technical shift for Microsoft and could help it to better address the competitive threat posed by Linux.
Published Oct 04, 2004 - 04:45 PM
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Win - MS: Windows desktop stranglehold slipping
Windows There are a few straws blowing in an increasingly strong wind for Apple Computer. Straw 1: When the White House's former top cyber-security and anti-terrorism expert, Richard Clarke, visited Australia and new Zealand recently, he carried an Apple Macintosh, not a Windows machine.

Clarke, who served under four presidents but is no friend of the Bush administration, says he chooses a Mac because it protects his data from more than 99 per cent of all known viruses, worms, network attacks and spyware – issues that plague the Windows operating system daily.
Published Oct 04, 2004 - 04:31 PM
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