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Tue
21
Nov
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Gates Gabs: Microsoft Boss Talks Linux and Vista

While the world shakes its head in disbelief at gamers stabbing and shooting their way to Sony's Playstation 3, Microsoft is relaxed and awaiting the release of its own highly anticipated product, Windows Vista. Although the Redmond-based company ... went through some similar insanity over the release of its Xbox 360 console a year ago, Gates and the gang are squarely focused on a smooth launch for Windows Vista. When asked what his favorite feature in the new Vista OS was, Gates replied, "that's hard to pick", but did eventually settle upon "desktop search". DS is part of Vista's quick and ... (view more)

Fri
17
Nov
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Microsoft To Snuff Pirated Vista Software

Microsoft announced Wednesday that pirated versions of it's Vista operating system (OS) will be of "limited value" to anyone who has received a copy of the company's newest version of Windows. The new OS is said to have integrated anti-counterfeit ... technology, which disables the pirated versions from being used. (Source: pcworld.com) The software giant's announcement comes as a reaction to earlier reports that the key code to "crack" Vista's activation process was posted on peer-to-peer networks, Usenet groups and BitTorrent download sites. (Source: informationweek.com) Although Microsoft is " ... (view more)

Fri
17
Nov
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Survey Reveals More About Businesses' Plans for Vista

With the Vista Business launch less than two weeks away, many are anticipating the arrival of the new operating system. A recent survey revealed further details about businesses' plans to adopt Vista, and the timelines they expect to follow. The ... survey, commissioned by direct-marketing reseller CDW, asked 761 IT managers from different sized business about their company's plan for Vista adoption. 86% of respondents plan to upgrade to Vista, and about 20% expect to start deployment within the next twelve months. While the figure may seem optimistic to some, it should be noted that "starting ... (view more)

Thu
16
Nov
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The Time Has Come: Thoughts on Vista, Microsoft, and Web 2.0

"The time has come," the Walrus said," to speak of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, Of cabbages and kings..." Not that I liken myself to the Walrus in Lewis Carroll's 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', but it is still time to speak of ... many things. In fact, things are changing with the speed of a run-away freight train, and you need to know the facts before things get out of hand. This is truly a cautionary exercise and not a case of 'Chicken Littleism'. Microsoft and Novell Microsoft and Novell entered into a collaborative agreement a couple weeks ago to develop a set of ... (view more)

Thu
09
Nov
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MS Vista Goes Gold

For those who have seen Microsoft's much-anticipated new operating system, Windows Vista, delayed time and time again, the recent news that the OS has officially gone gold will be refreshing (if not surprising) news. Announced at 11am Pacific time ... yesterday, Microsoft has officially moved production of Vista to manufacturers. That's the last step before retailers get their hands on the OS, which is set to ship to business soon and home PCs by the end of January. The release dates, although rumored for months, have never been 100% clear. Instead, information leaks are generally confirming ... (view more)

Tue
07
Nov
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Windows Vista: Growing Concerns Over Consumer Choice

Representatives from Google Inc. were unable to comment on the measures Microsoft Corporation has taken to ensure that its customers will have easy accessibility to an array of Internet search engines when the Vista operating system launches in the ... coming months. (Source: technology.canoe.ca ) In a recent media interview, David Drummond, Google's senior vice president of corporate development continually stressed the importance of consumer choice of search and other applications when using the Vista system. (Source: iht.com ) Vista is Microsoft's first major update in nearly six years and the ... (view more)

Mon
06
Nov
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Suits to Celebrate Business Launch of Vista November 30

At the Halo 2 launch in 2004, thousands upon thousands of gaming geeks lined up on a cold and wet November night to amongst the first people to play Master Chief's latest adventure. Not long after that, millions upon millions of Star Wars nerds ... filed through city streets and into theaters to catch a glimpse of Darth Vader's exciting unveiling. My only question is this: What will the business Vista launch be like, come November 30? Vista's release has been anticipated by corporations for years, not unlike the buzz surrounding techie favorites like Halo and Star Wars. The clock is ticking down ... (view more)

Thu
02
Nov
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Vista Upgrades on the Cheap

It seems Mr. Bill Gates will be donning a big red suit this holiday season, as Microsoft readies its new operating system, Vista, for release in the New Year. The software giant appears ready to launch a massive upgrade program for many of its loyal ... customers, with reduced prices for those interested in replacing the Windows XP operating system with Vista. The generous upgrade offers are being called "coupons" by some, with speculation that the initiative is being driven by Microsoft's own guilt over continuously pushing back Vista's release. The "coupons" will be available any day now, and ... (view more)

Tue
31
Oct
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'Blink Personal Edition', and 'Advanced Vista Codec Package'

Blink Personal Edition Blink Personal Edition combines intrusion prevention, application and network firewall, identity theft protection, and vulnerability assessment into a single, unified client security solution. With Blink, you are ensured both ... proactive and reactive protection against the broad methods of attack and compromise used by hackers to gain access to your system and personal data. Beta. http://www.eeye.com Advanced Vista Codec Package With the Advanced Vista Codec Package installed, you shouldn't need to install any other codec or filter. It's a fact that codecs have always ... (view more)

Tue
31
Oct
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Microsoft's Vista 'PatchGuard' Hacked by a Security Company?

It appears that some of Microsoft's ambitiousness in developing its latest operating system, Windows Vista, is receiving anything but glowing reviews from other segments of the electronics industry. Recently, a few notable vendors are expressing ... anger over Microsoft's internal virus protection within Vista, which they claim has not been developed in coordination with other security companies and is thus, susceptible to hackers. The main problem stems from Microsoft's refusal to allow firms like Authentium, McAfee, and Symantec from full access to the "kernel" technology within the 64-bit ... (view more)

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