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  • 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.

  • News: Vista system requirements outlined

    Microsoft has launched a site outlining the minimum hardware requirements for the next version of the Windows OS, Windows Vista.

  • News: Spammers' attacks shut down Blue Frog

    Israeli firm Blue Security's controversial vigilante antispam service, Blue Frog, has been closed down after a spammer threatened to mount more denial-of-service attacks on its servers.

  • News: Symantec attempts to derail Vista

    Symantec has asked a court in the US to order Microsoft to halt the development of Windows Vista, claiming that its rival is unlawfully incorporating Veritas storage technology into its latest OS.

  • News: Negroponte's $100 laptop sputters along

    On a desk in a messy office on the eighth floor of a building opposite the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sits a circuit board that might just transform education for millions of children around the world.

  • News: Skype seeks bulk to avoid blocks

    The larger Skype's user base grows, the less likely it is that telecom operators or regulators will successfully block the VoIP service.

  • News: Samsung's hybrid drive with flash memory

    Samsung will unveil a prototype hard-disk drive that can improve system performance and extend battery life on laptops next week, the company said today.

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