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  • News: The EU antitrust trial against Microsoft

    In 1998, Sun Microsystems lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission alleging that Microsoft was using the near monopoly of Windows on the PC market to crowd out competitors in the workgroup server software market.

  • News: Intel kicks off low-cost PC effort

    Intel has partnered with a Mexican telecoms company to sell an affordable PC designed for first-time computer users in developing countries.

  • News: US diplomats intervene in EU case

    As it makes a final effort during two days of hearings to avert daily fines of up to €2m in its ongoing antitrust fight with the European Commission, Microsoft has received sympathy, if not support, from a powerful friend.

  • News: Working in IT akin to 'prison sentence'

    IT departments in mid-sized companies are stifling creativity and ensuring that the full value of technology is not being exploited.

  • News: Microsoft calls on EMC in EU antitrust case

    Microsoft will use success stories from its server protocol licensing programme in the US to try to convince European regulators that it is complying with an antitrust ruling and avoid being fined millions of euros per day.

  • News: EU warns Microsoft over Vista features

    The European Commission has laid out specific antitrust concerns it has about Vista, Microsoft's long-anticipated operating system.

  • News: New York likely to approve settlement

    A New York Supreme Court judge has tentatively approved a deal that would order Microsoft to pay up to $350m to settle a class-action lawsuit with residents of New York state who purchased software from the company between 1994 and 2004.

  • News: Vista delay won't affect PC sales

    Microsoft's delay in shipping its Windows Vista operating system won't put a big dent in PC sales, although growth for the PC industry is going to slow in the coming years.

  • News: Vista suffers more delays

    Further setbacks in the release schedule for Windows Vista revealed last week hint that problems with launching the OS may be broader than Microsoft has admitted.

  • News: Analysis: software leads fight against crime

    The cornerstone IT system used by all UK police forces is the Police National Computer, created in 1974.

  • News: Database shows police what's on file

    When Danielle Moorcroft, a 21-year-old pregnant heroin addict, was found bludgeoned to death in June 2002 in Bolton, the police knew that finding her killer would not be easy.

  • News: Dell snaps up Alienware

    Dell has agreed to purchase high-performance PC vendor Alienware, the two companies announced yesterday.

  • News: PCs to be ready for Vista despite delay

    A delay in the latest upgrade to Microsoft's forthcoming Vista OS won't affect PC hardware makers very much in terms of technology.

  • News: Windows Vista release pushed back to 2007

    Broad availability of the Windows Vista client OS will not be achieved until next year.

  • News: Samsung offers flash-based disk

    Users may soon see flash-based disks in laptops and other mobile computers after Samsung announced that it's already offering a 32GB drive to customers.

  • News: Apple releases third patch this month

    Security researchers said Mac users should take note of a Mac OS X patch update released on Friday - the third patch for the operating system this month.

  • News: French open-source developers could face prison

    French Deputy Frédéric Dutoit has accused the French government of "signing the death warrant for open-source software" in France.

  • News: HD-DVD, Blu-ray launch timing clarified

    Launch timing for the HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats became clearer on Friday with the disclosure by two companies of their initial sales plans.

  • News: Windows XP now boots on Intel Macs?

    Developers have taken less than a month to make it possible to run Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac.

  • News: Microsoft asks for public antitrust hearing

    Microsoft said yesterday that it has asked for a public hearing to present arguments that it is complying with the European Commission's 2004 antitrust ruling.



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