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  • Windows Phone 7, Meego herald new start for smartphones

    In separate announcements from Barcelona today, three traditional powerhouses in computing and communications — Microsoft , Intel and Nokia — kick-started major revamps to their technology to adapt to a quick-changing smartphone and mobile device market that's increasingly dominated by Google and Apple.

  • Now it's an XP fix that's 'infeasible'

    Microsoft late last week said it won't patch Windows XP for a pair of bugs it quashed September 8 in Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

  • Microsoft patches 19 bugs in sweeping security update

    Microsoft today delivered nine security updates that patched 19 vulnerabilities in several crucial components of Windows, as well as in Windows Media Player, Outlook Express, IIS (Internet Information Server), Office and several other products.

  • Microsoft rushes to fix IE kill-bit bypass attack

    Microsoft has been forced to issue emergency patches for its Windows operating system after researchers discovered a way to bypass a critical security mechanism in the Internet Explorer browser.

  • Android an alternative to Windows in netbooks: Gartner

    Google's Android mobile phone software worked well on mini-laptops at the Computex Taipei 2009 electronics show and, backed by the strong Google brand, the mobile OS may be headed for prime time, two Gartner analysts say.

  • Free and fair — and open source

    The Electoral Enrolment Centre (EEC) found itself cited by both sides in the debate over collapsed software licence negotiations between the government and Microsoft last month.

  • Upgrading to XP in Windows 7

    As promised, Microsoft launched the beta of "XP Mode," the Windows 7 compatibility add-on that runs Windows XP applications in a virtual machine.

  • 'Amazing' worm attack infects nine million PCs

    Calling the scope of the attack "amazing," security researchers at F-Secure say that 6.5 million Windows PCs have been infected by the "Downadup" worm in the last four days, and that nearly nine million have been compromised in just over two weeks.