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Microsoft got some good news this week when new data showed they had gained market share on rivals Firefox and Chrome last month. It might very well be a temporary data glitch, especially when news came out today that IBM was recommending that its 40,000 employees use Firefox instead of …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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There's a lot of buzz on the Internet today about some "leaked" Microsoft slides concerning Windows 8. But, like the Computerworld article on the subject says, you shouldn't get excited about anything in those leaked slides. You're likely to end up disappointed. If any of you can remember back to …
by khess 81 in Microsoft Windows ()
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More often than not I'll be writing about the security problems facing Windows XP users, such as when I recently reported how a large number of enterprises are still running XP SP2 machines which will shortly stop being supported by Microsoft in terms of security updates, hotfixes and the like. …
by happygeek 1,589 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Microsoft will stop releasing security updates, hotfixes and other updates for Windows XP SP2 on July 13th 2010. No biggie, you might think, after all Windows XP SP3 was released way back in April 2008 and since then we've had both Vista (perhaps best forgotten) and the much more palatable …
by happygeek 1,589 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Let me warn you I'm in a bit of an ornery mood today. So when I learned Microsoft is coming out with a refresh of Hotmail this week, you can understand I was less than enthused. Every time Microsoft refreshes a product, the technology press gets all excited about it …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I've been following the tussle between Google and Microsoft this week with a mixture of amusement and amazement. If you haven't been following along at home, Microsoft took a dip into the cloud with the release Office 2010 Online this past week. Meanwhile, Google, feeling a wee bit threatened by …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I saw a report that read, "Video game sales plunge in April." Software sales dropped by 22 percent and hardware sales dropped by 37 percent. What's the story, folks? Do you have all the gaming miscellanea that you can afford? Are you satisfied with your current array of video games? …
by khess 81 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I used to refer to Windows as "The Infinitely Rebooting OS" and it has improved some over earlier versions but today was a different story and reminded me of those thrilling days of yesteryear. My question is why, Windows, why? Why must I reboot when I install a desktop application? …
by khess 81 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Microsoft Internet Explorer is losing market share, says a new study from research organisation NetApplications. It's shrunk to 60% of the world market for browsers. This has a number of implications. First the financial. Browsers make money by selling links - you know that little box at the top right …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Microsoft Windows ()
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In quick succession, HP and Microsoft reportedly killed off two iPad wannabes this week. With HP's purchase of Palm and its WebOS, it meant that the Windows 7 tablet that Steve Ballmer showed off at CES in January (and which you can see here in this video ) is suddenly …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Developers Brad Lassey, Alex Pakhotin, Vladimir VukiÄeviÄ and Michael Wu this week unveiled what they're calling a pre-alpha version of the Fennec browser, better known as Firefox for Google's Android mobile operating system. You can download the code , which as of last week had been tested only on Motorola …
by EddieC in Microsoft Windows ()
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People who are unhappy with the progress of the military actions in Iran and Afghanistan finally have something to blame: PowerPoint. âPowerPoint makes us stupid,â Gen. James N. Mattis of the Marine Corps, the Joint Forces commander, said in an article in the New York Times this week. The article …
by slfisher in Microsoft Windows ()
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On the heels of my idea from yesterday, " A New Social Media? Instantaneous Messaging " (Yes, I realize that it should be "Medium" not Media--so sue me), I've decided to grace you with another idea that I've had for some time: Drag and Drop Messaging. This idea, that you'd …
by khess 81 in Microsoft Windows ()
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That's cool. According to Google Mail software engineer Manu Cornet, you can now add nested labels to your Gmail. Posting to the official GMail blog Cornet says that labels are more flexible than folders as "a given email can have several labels but can't be in several folders at the …
by newsguy 30 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Albert Einstein once said of himself, "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants." Ed Roberts was one of those giants to whom we owe a great debt of gratitude for our computing technology. You probably have never heard of …
by khess 81 in Microsoft Windows ()
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About a year ago , three girls fought charges of child pornography -- of themselves -- for refusing to attend 10-hour class on pornography and sexual violence after they were arrested for taking pictures of themselves en deshabille. Now, the district court not only barred the district attorney from initiating …
by slfisher in Microsoft Windows ()
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With the annual Pwn2Own hacking event due to kick off tomorrow, Mozilla has confirmed that Firefox 3.6 has an unpatched critical vulnerability. The fact that Pwn2Own competitors will not be able to exploit this vulnerability to claim the Firefox hacking prize will be of no interest to the millions of …
by happygeek 1,589 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Microsoft's decision not to support Windows XP users with the next version of its browser, IE9, will raise a few eyebrows. I can't speak for the position in the US, but over here in the UK very few corporates migrated to Vista, and it's the corporate engine that drives IT …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Microsoft Windows ()
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The MIX10 Microsoft Developer Conference is always good for a laugh or two, but just who was rolling on the floor after the IE9 preview code was revealed? Certainly Microsoft is deadly serious about Internet Explorer: The Next Generation. So serious that it has apparently created a new development team …
by happygeek 1,589 in Microsoft Windows ()
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The issue of teens taking naked pictures of themselves with their cell phones and sending them to other teens has been an issue of increasing concern , with teens being slapped with child pornography charges, simply by virtue of the fact that the subject of the picture was under 18 …
by slfisher in Microsoft Windows ()
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Steve Ballmer dropped a bomb shell in a speech the other day at the University of Washington, letting it be known that the desktop software company was basically betting it all on the cloud. In a report on the speech on PaidContent.org , Ballmer reportedly said the company was committing …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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OK, this is a European story mainly but I do believe it'll be of value to the American readership here (which I assume is the majority). Basically thanks to pressure from the European Union, on Tuesday Microsoft made it clear to all European users that they could choose between web …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Google has today launched a new Beta version of the Chrome browser , adding brand new privacy controls into the mix. You have to admit it's great timing, what with Microsoft this week making the 'browser ballot' screen available in European version of Windows giving users the option to switch …
by happygeek 1,589 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I have written before about child geeks, such as M. Lavinashree from Pakistan who passed her Microsoft Certified Professional exam at the age nine. At the time of writing she was busy studying for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer exams. However, I think I may have stumbled on an even …
by happygeek 1,589 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I realized last week that somehow inexplicably, Microsoft has become the underdog. Want proof? The US Justice Department and the EU approved the search deal with Yahoo! That the United States approved the deal is not really news because Justice has rarely met a deal it didn't like no matter …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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The 'So what...' award of the year has to go to Microsoft which has announced that as of this year they'll be able to choose which browser they use. According to reports on the BBC , they'll be able to download and upgrade/crossgrade to Firefox, Chrome, whatever they want. Well...duh. …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Microsoft Windows ()
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It doesn't take a search genius to go and find plenty of reports of how Internet Explorer is, how can I put this nicely, not exactly the safest bet if you are looking for the most secure browsing experience. Quite apart from anything else it has the biggest market share …
by happygeek 1,589 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Another day, another IE flaw! Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Internet Explorer water (mainly as Microsoft told you it was after releasing yet another patch to fix yet another vulnerability) comes the news that actually, would you believe it, but Internet Explorer still …
by newsguy 30 in Microsoft Windows ()
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We seem to have reached one of those pivotal moments that come along every so often where the big three--Google, Microsoft and Apple-are fighting particularly hard to gain a dominant position. Of course, this is a constant battle, but for some reason it feels more acute to me lately. Maybe …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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So it seems that an Internet Explorer zero day vulnerability allowed the back door to be opened that resulted in the hack attack on Google and many others that has received such publicity this week. According to McAfee it has identified an Internet Explorer vulnerability as being one of the …
by happygeek 1,589 in Microsoft Windows ()
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