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  • News: EU backtracks on patent law

    The European Commission this week appeared to take a step back from its earlier position on the patentability of software.

  • News: Switch Word to safe mode, warns Microsoft

    Microsoft is advising people to run its Word application in 'safe mode' to help guard against a Trojan program that surfaced recently.

  • News: UK is Europe's most digital market

    The UK has been declared Western Europe's most digital market, according to fresh research from Informa Telecoms And Media.

  • News: Vista launch could slip further

    The launch of the consumer version of Windows Vista, Microsoft's next operating system, could be pushed back past the stated January launch date, company CEO Steve Ballmer said today.

  • News: Microsoft offerings prepare partners for Vista

    Microsoft yesterday unveiled programs and technologies to allow partners to prepare products to run on Windows Vista once it is available.

  • News: Jamster finds hope in Chinese piracy crackdown

    A promised crackdown on pirated mobile downloads will give mobile content provider Jamster a much-needed boost in China, the company's top executive said today.

  • News: Microsoft announces Vista Beta 2.0

    Bill Gates announced that Beta 2.0 versions of Vista, Longhorn Server and 2007 Office would be available from today at the WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering) conference in Seattle.

  • News: Software piracy rate remains steady

    Thirty-five percent of the packaged software installed on PCs worldwide in 2005 was pirated, the same percentage as in 2004, according to a study released today by the Business Software Alliance).

  • News: Word flaw will be patched by June

    Microsoft plans to patch a newly discovered hole in Microsoft Word in its next monthly patch update, and may release a rare 'out of cycle' fix to address the hole, a company spokesman said.

  • News: Korean antitrust watchdog rejects MS appeal

    The Korea Fair Trade Commission has rejected an appeal by Microsoft to reconsider a multimillion-dollar fine and other penalties levied against the software maker earlier this year.

  • News: Samsung creates flash-based portable PCs

    Next month Samsung will launch two portable computers that use flash memory in place of a hard drive for data storage.

  • News: Windows Live Mail hits problems

    Microsoft acknowledged last week that it is having problems with its most recent beta release of Windows Live Mail.

  • News: LCD panel prices continue to drop

    Despite some predictions that World Cup fever could send prices of LCD TVs higher this month, the screen component just got cheaper, a trend that should continue to make products more affordable to users.

  • News: Vista 'Get Ready' program falls short

    Customers who want more information about what PCs will require to run Windows Vista will get some, but not much, from Microsoft at the company's conference for hardware engineers this week.

  • News: Pay-as-you-go PCs touted

    Microsoft is trialling pay-as-you-go PCs in underdeveloped nations as a way to give residents of those countries more access to low-cost computers.

  • News: Trojan targets Word

    Microsoft Word users should be extra careful about the files they download because hackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in the popular word-processing software.

  • News: EC blasts member states over IT

    The European Commission today accused most of the European Union's 25 member states of failing to live up to promises they made a year ago to boost their ICT sectors.

  • News: ID card scheme slated by IBM researcher

    The government's ID cards scheme has been slated by a researcher at IBM. Michael Osborne attacked the project on the grounds of cost, among a number of other reasons.

  • News: Scientists build a world of 'software beings'

    Politicians could one day determine the results of elections before they take place, thanks to a European research project that will study social interactions between millions of virtual human beings.

  • News: Dell to use AMD chips

    Dell has announced that it will use Opteron processors from AMD in its high-end, multiprocessor servers by the end of this year.



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