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Wed
10
Oct
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Windows 8 PCs Available Early at HSN.com

If you happened to visit the Home Shopping Network website (HSN.com) this past weekend, you might have noticed some rather rare items for sale: Windows 8 PCs. For a few days, HSN.com offered five Windows 8 PCs. That's three weeks before Windows 8's ... official launch on October 26, 2012. According to reports, Microsoft and manufacturer Acer then asked the retailer to remove those PCs from the site. Windows 8 Laptops, All-in-One PCs Available via HSN.com The listed PCs are built by Acer and its division, Gateway. All five of the machines are loaded with the 64-bit edition of Windows 8 (and not ... (view more)

Mon
13
Aug
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'Office 2010 Trial Extender 1.0.0.6', and 'ExtractNow 4.6.9.1'

Office 2010 Trial Extender 1.0.0.6 Microsoft Office 2010 normally needs to be activated after 30 days, or else it stops working. Corporate users are allowed to "rearm" the Office suite five times, allowing them a total of 180 days for evaluating the ... product before they must buy it or stop using it. But private users are not given this same privilege. This free software tool allows anyone to "rearm" the Office suite of software five times. Just re-apply before the 30 days trial expires. Note: the software may sometimes warn that the Office suite has already been rearmed ... (view more)

Wed
21
Dec
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Jury Hung in $1B Microsoft-Novell Antitrust Case

A federal jury has failed to reach a verdict in the $1 billion case of Novell versus Microsoft. Novel has charged that Microsoft falsely encouraged it to develop WordPerfect, a legacy word processing program, then reneged on its assurances. The ... Utah-based company originally filed suit in 2004. The case has not only dragged on for seven years -- it also brought Bill Gates to the witness stand for two days of testimony. Microsoft Wanted More Market Share Novell claims in the suit that Microsoft tricked Novell into committing vital resources to development of the software it never really wanted ... (view more)

Thu
09
Apr
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MS Accused of $388M Piracy, using AntiPiracy Software

A federal court has fined Microsoft $388 million for breaching the copyright of a rival software company. Ironically, the firm concerned was a producer of anti-piracy products. The court found Microsoft breached a patent belonging to Uniloc and ... involved the copy protection used on Windows XP and some parts of the Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft had not licensed the technology used in the activation process by which a product can be installed repeatedly on a single machine but can't be shared with other people or copied to another computer. Award Among All-Time Highs The sum is believed to ... (view more)

Wed
25
Mar
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Ashampoo Office 2008 Trial Download

We've had a lot of feedback over the past few days regarding the review on Ashampoo Office 2008. The biggest question of course: "Where is the trial download?" We've contacted the folks over at Ashampoo and they've set us up with a direct page to ... the trial download ... BUT -- Before you go clicking on the download link, please read carefully: 1. There are two versions of Ashampoo Office. The "regular" version asks you for a serial number from the start and won't install without one. The other version is a 30 day free trial -- this is the one you want if you want to try the program ... (view more)

Mon
16
Mar
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Twitter On Trial As Jurors Tweet Tribunal

Two different trials could be thrown out after jurors allegedly discussed the cases on social networking sites. One involves a $12 million civil trial and the other a five-month-long corruption charge. In one case, the jury decided construction ... company Stoam Holdings should pay $12.6 million compensation to a rival. But lawyers for the firm have complained that juror Johnathan Powell's Twitter comments broke rules when discussing the civil case with the public. U.S. courts usually allow jurors to discuss how they reached a verdict after the case. However, there are still strict rules against ... (view more)

Wed
16
Mar
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Genie Backup Manager: Trial Download

Infopackets Reader Skip 'BigFoot' writes: " Dear Dennis, I just finished reading your stellar review of Genie Backup , and was very interested in making it my primary backup solution. The problem is that many of the backup programs I've tried in the ... past have fell short of their promises, leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth (for lack of better words). Before I decide to purchase the Genie Backup program, I would like to obtain a trial version first to see if it will work with my system. Is this possible? " My response: As far as I understand, the Genie-Soft web site (home page ... (view more)

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