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  • News: Hackers learn from open source

    Hackers are using techniques popularised by developers of open-source software programs such as Linux to improve their malicious code, a researcher at McAfee has said.

  • News: Dell abandons rebates in PC pricing

    In a bid to simplify PC purchasing, Dell is changing the way it offers discounts to customers. Home users and small-business customers will have to fill out less paperwork when buying a computer from Dell, as the vendor announced it will phase out most of its rebates and promotions.

  • News: It's official! Apple overtakes Microsoft

    As Bill Gates prepares to exit the company he founded, Microsoft finds itself dumped from the US's favourite brands… by, of all, people, Apple! Sony was ranked the best brand in the US for the seventh year in a row, according to Harris Interactive.

  • News: Forget Vista… there's a new Windows for old PCs

    Microsoft has released a new version of its operating system for businesses this week that extends the life of older PCs by effectively turning them into thin-client computers.

  • News: First tests: Conroe smashes AMD speeds

    Exclusive PC Advisor tests show that PCs equipped with Intel's new Core 2 Duo processors set new high marks for desktop performance – they're the fastest we've seen by far.

  • News: Intel announces Conroe launch

    Intel's next-generation 'Conroe' chip for desktop PCs is slated for release on 27 July, in the second phase of its attempt to recover from slumping sales with new products.

  • News: EU fine 'won't delay Vista release'

    The head of Microsoft's Japanese unit has said EC fines levied against Microsoft will not affect the launch of the Windows Vista OS.

  • News: Heavy-handed BPI slammed by Tiscali

    Tiscali has hit back at the British Phonographic Industry after it requested that it close the accounts of alleged filesharers.

  • News: First 'vishing' attack comes to light

    An ingenious type of phishing scam that uses VoIP telephony to entrap its victims has been reported by Secure Computing.

  • News: Microsoft will push to have fines quashed

    Microsoft will appeal the fine imposed on it today by the EC on grounds that the company has worked closely to deliver the requested technical documents in the right format.

  • News: Microsoft fined €280.5m by EU

    The EC has fined Microsoft €280.5m for failing to comply with the terms of a March 2004 antitrust judgement against it, the EC said today.

  • News: Two months of Office 2007 offered

    Microsoft yesterday introduced a scheme that gives OEMs more opportunities to sell licences for its forthcoming Office 2007 suite.

  • News: HD-DVD group to blitz US and Canada

    Backers of the HD-DVD format are planning to step up their promotional activities in North America, they said yesterday.

  • News: African initiatives announced by Gates

    At the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Africa yesterday, Microsoft announced a number of initiatives in cooperation with local and global organisations that are aimed in part at boosting tourism in Africa as a way to spur economic development on the continent.

  • News: Microsoft circulates seven patches

    Microsoft yesterday released patches for a number of bugs in Windows, Excel and Office.

  • News: €1-a-day web service to fight French digital divide

    France plans to offer 1.2 million of the country's poorest citizens a computer with broadband internet access for a daily fee of €1 to ensure that they have access to the increasing number of government services available online.

  • News: Intel faces another investigation in Germany

    Intel could face another investigation over its business practices after a complaint was filed in Germany's federal cartel office last week.

  • News: Microsoft daily fines may be increased

    The European Commission has decided to increase the daily penalty against Microsoft for failing to honour the antitrust ruling against it from €2m to €3m.

  • News: Delays to Office, Vista leave partners worried

    For the 7,000 or so Microsoft partners descending on Boston for this week's Worldwide Partner Conference, delays in the release of Windows Vista and Office 2007 could leave them feeling like a shop unable to stock its shelves with goods.

  • News: Spam data to be shared by ISPs

    A set of guidelines may pave the way for dozens of ISPs to participate in a Cambridge University research project into the problem of spam.

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