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  • Google's security excuse for dumping Windows is bogus, say analysts

    If a report is accurate and Google is urging its workers to dump Windows because of security concerns, the company's rationale is bogus and disingenuous, analysts said today.

  • Microsoft to Google: You're not exactly safe yourself

    It looks like Google will stop using Windows internally due to security vulnerabilities in the OS. Google reportedly will switch to more secure operating systems, including the Mac OS, Linux, and Google's upcoming Chrome OS, according to the Financial Times.

  • Why Microsoft should never make a Windows 7 tablet

    Microsoft had planned to enter the tablet market, but recently pulled the plug on its Courier prototype. Now, critics are claiming that Microsoft must develop something to challenge the Apple iPad and stake a claim in the tablet arena, or else. On the contrary, Microsoft should avoid the tablet frenzy and focus on its core strengths.

  • Microsoft tweaks Windows service pack support

    Microsoft yesterday modified its support policy on service packs, and will now take calls from customers running outdated editions of Windows.

  • Microsoft slates 25-patch Windows update for next week

    Microsoft today said it would deliver 11 security updates next week to patch 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and Exchange.

  • CrossOver Linux 9: Run Windows apps without Windows

    Some Linux users insist that anything you can do on Windows, you can do better on Linux. While there's some truth to that, many of us have Windows applications that make completely leaving Windows close to impossible. That's where CodeWeavers' latest version of CrossOver Linux comes in.

  • Report: Microsoft moves up Windows 7 SP1 release date

    Even though Microsoft has dropped a plan to wait nearly two years after Windows 7's launch to issue a first service pack, it won't deliver the update before the fourth quarter of this year, a site that has accurately predicted past Windows timetables said today.

  • Microsoft plans to patch 8 Windows, Office bugs next week

    Microsoft has announced it will ship two security updates on Tuesday to patch eight vulnerabilities in Windows and Office.

  • New exploit technique nullifies major Windows defense

    The disclosure of a new exploit technique that bypasses an important Windows security feature may result in more successful attacks against Microsoft's newer operating systems, researchers said today.

  • CEBIT: Cisco develops VPN client for PCs, smartphones

    Cisco Systems will soon release a VPN client for smartphones and PCs aimed at enterprise administrators who want to provide secure access to their networks and ward off malicious software.

  • Windows turns table on Mac OS X, gains share

    Microsoft Windows climbed out of its rut last month to gain market share, Web measurement company NetApplications.com said today.

  • Amazon EC2 boosts memory, Windows support

    Amazon Web Services has added a new "high memory extra-large" instance option for its AWS' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service, which provides scalable computing infrastructure over the Internet.

  • Firefox 3.5.8 Closes Security Holes

    Mozilla yesterday released updates for its Firefox Web browser to shore up vulnerabilities in the 3.5.x and 3.0.x browser versions.

  • Must-have keyboard shortcut apps for Windows

    I've been a keyboard shortcut fan for a long time. Sure, icons and eye candy have their place -- I'd rather double-click an icon than, say, type run c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12\Winword.exe. On the other hand, I'd sure rather click a file name and hit delete than drag an icon to my Recycle Bin (assuming I can even find it on my cluttered desktop).

  • Microsoft executive Mike Nash to leave the company

    Mike Nash, a high-ranking executive on Microsoft’s Windows team, is leaving the company.

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