Twenty-one months after its initial release, what do we know about <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Microsoft+Windows+Vista">Windows Vista</a> ? That home users hate it, businesses are uninstalling it and -- according to <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Gartner+Inc.">Gartner Inc.</a> -- it's proof that the 23-year-old Windows line is "collapsing" under its own weight.
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Two years ago, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Microsoft+Corporation">Microsoft Corp.</a> agreed to buy US$240 million worth of support vouchers for <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Novell+Inc.">Novell Inc.</a>'s SUSE Linux operating system as part of a controversial partnership deal between the two vendors. Now Microsoft is reaching into its pocket again, to the tune of another $100 million.
Michel Gondry, the innovative director of films, music videos and numerous TV commercials, is directing at least one of the TV spots starring Jerry Seinfeld touting Microsoft's Windows operating system, according to numerous reports.
Most anti-piracy solutions try to prevent software from being "cracked" or source code from being plagiarized.
Microsoft's head of engineering for the Windows 7 operating system says there are 25 'feature teams' of about 100 employees each working on the upcoming replacement to Windows Vista.
It often takes high-tech vendors three tries to get a product right. Microsoft Corp. is the best example of this rule of three. (Think of how buggy and insecureWindows XP was until Service Pack 2 came out.) Upstart mini-laptop maker Asustek Computer Inc., it turns out, is another.
Fewer than one in eleven of the PCs being used in large or very large enterprises runs Windows Vista, according to survey results released Wednesday by Forrester Research.
Companies -- lots of them -- are still buying Windows Mobile smartphones, and Microsoft Corp. doesn't want to let iPhone-mania make them forget.
Microsoft is adding a feature to its controversial software asset management (SAM) program that it claims will benefit corporate IT users by giving them a scorecard for evaluating their internal asset management processes.
Microsoft is kicking off the first of two back-to-back Tech-Ed conferences in Orlando this morning with a slew of product announcements, and one theme is standing out: data management.
The only certainties in life, the saying goes, are death and taxes. But for IT pros and home users alike, there has been a third one for the past three decades: Bill Gates as the leader and public face of Microsoft , the software vendor he co-founded 33 years ago.
Microsoft Corp. Tuesday plans to rejigger and expand its Windows Embedded family of operating systems in an attempt to woo developers of handhelds and other devices to help the software vendor combat increasing competition from Linux.
Microsoft and Cisco Systems announced this week that they are working together to enable a Cisco networking appliance to handle basic Windows Server 2008 functions such as network management and printing.
IBM said on Tuesday that it will start installing a rapidly growing retail version of Windows in its computerized point-of-sale (POS) terminals and other devices it markets for use in retail stores and restaurants.
EnterpriseDB plans in March to start beta-testing an online version of its Oracle-compatible database that will leverage Amazon.com Inc.'s Web-based computing and storage services.
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