OneCare – don't say that too quickly – will be offered on a subscription model
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Microsoft, as expected, unveiled a new version of its operating system for mobile devices that it says offers increased reliability, improved hardware support and a host of new features to both entertain users and make them more productive.
Revving its Longhorn marketing engine, Microsoft is forming a team of bloggers who will get early access to prereleases of the operating system and will be asked to review the Windows XP successor.
Citing a mixed enterprise software environment, Microsoft on Thursday reported year-over-year increases in revenue and net income for its third fiscal quarter. But revenue fell short of Wall Street expectations.
Windows XP for PCs with 64MB of memory?
Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday reported record quarterly earnings and revenue on significant increases in Macintosh computer and iPod digital media player shipments.
Next-gen console will be unveiled on May 12
Fixes for Windows, Office, MSN Messenger and Exchange
Redmond is still searching for a replacement
As part of its efforts to promote Tablet PCs, Microsoft will release a free Experience Pack of pen-enabled applications for the mobile PCs.
Expanding its measures to combat software piracy, Microsoft will require users who want to download local language add-ons to Windows to first validate their copy of the operating system as legitimate.
The teen convicted of creating a variant of the Blaster worm won't have to pay Microsoft US$497,546.55 in restitution. He can instead work it off by doing community service.
Researchers at Microsoft have shown off some forward-looking technologies, including new ways to protect systems against Internet worms, prevent hacker attacks and measure available bandwidth on home networks.
Both sides claim victory as court orders a new trial
After an initial surge in market share gains that followed the release of Firefox 1.0 in November, the pace at which the open-source Web browser is winning market share has slowed down, new research shows.