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We love open source, says Microsoft

529 votes | submitted 2010-08-25 07:15:50 by deepineyes | 148 comments

A senior Microsoft executive has admitted that the company's previous criticism of open source software was 'a mistake\

Xbox Live launch titles for Windows Phone 7 finally revealed

289 votes | submitted 2010-08-17 05:25:45 by engadget | 30 comments

We've known that proper Xbox Live gaming (powered by XNA) was coming to Windows Phone 7 devices. Microsoft has finally come clean with details about its launch strategy for the platform, and from where we sit, it's definitely looking pretty promising.

Microsoft Issues Record Number of Patches

299 votes | submitted 2010-08-11 19:11:30 by wendyhong | 96 comments

Today, Symantec issued a press release stating that Microsoft would be setting a record for the number of patches sent out in a single month, and it would tie the record for the total number of vulnerabilities since it began its “Patch Tuesday” program of releasing weekly patches when necessary.

Microsoft Launches PC v. Mac Website

431 votes | submitted 2010-08-10 03:20:14 by shpoople | 341 comments

Talks Some Serious Smack.

Microsoft Keeps Mac vs. PC Battle Going on Windows 7 Website

514 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 21:26:34 by arbiinc | 180 comments

The Get a Mac ads may be dead, but Microsoft is quite happy keeping the PC vs. Mac comparisons going with a new section on its Windows 7 website.

50% of Windows 7 Users Run 64-Bit Version, Says Microsoft

206 votes | submitted 2010-08-05 19:22:20 by ivanb | 59 comments

"New figures released by Microsoft shows that nearly half of all Windows 7 installations are running on the 64-bit version of the company's flagship operating system."

100 handy Windows run commands

1 votes | submitted 2010-08-05 01:14:23 by stitch23red | 0 comments

Windows Run commands are super handy to know, especially when dealing with computer users over the phone. Trying to talk them through an issue can be difficult enough without worrying about what version of Windows they are running or whether or not they have moved the shortcut to their control panel and all sorts.

BlackBerry and Microsoft IE: A Contrast in Privacy Attitudes

211 votes | submitted 2010-08-04 18:04:09 by cheap2 | 12 comments

RIM's commitment to protect customers from the prying eyes of the government contrasts Microsoft's IE8 privacy policies.

The 5 (Really) Cool Windows Tools You Might Need

358 votes | submitted 2010-07-30 15:16:16 by jimmysh | 70 comments

There are so many software available out there that can make your windows PC performs better, getting by free and good ones is not that easy. That is why I am sharing few great freeware tools for you to make your lives easier than ever. Read each entry in the list and see which tool suits your needs best.

Top 5 Practices + events that are thumbs down for Microsoft

115 votes | submitted 2010-07-30 09:12:34 by dilberto | 36 comments

Microsoft’s statement at court when sued over WGA“the software collected and communicated private identifying information from consumer’s computers and sent that information back to Microsoft on a daily basis.”

Internet Explorer 9 Beta to Arrive in September

425 votes | submitted 2010-07-29 21:26:01 by arbiinc | 107 comments

Microsoft today disclosed that version nine of its Internet Explorer Web browser will have a beta release in September.

AT&T: "We will be the premier carrier for Windows Phone 7"

224 votes | submitted 2010-07-28 09:32:47 by gameondigger | 66 comments

Without question, AT&T's wireless growth these past few years has been largely based on iPhone -- and with apparently good reason, if you look at the numbers. As far as other platforms go, however, it's not been as rosy.

Microsoft should cut out the middlemen, build its own phones

358 votes | submitted 2010-07-27 14:38:51 by ltgenpanda | 131 comments

Microsoft has long been a software company: it builds the software, and lets third parties build the hardware. It's a model that has served the company well. But if it wants to be a serious player in the phone market, that needs to change.

Image Correction in Office 2010

237 votes | submitted 2010-07-24 20:13:27 by rajnichauhan77 | 19 comments

Generally speaking it’s better to make changes to an image before importing it into an Office document (document, spreadsheet or presentation). There even the Microsoft Picture Manager provided with Office to let you do that, as well as many other photo editing tools.

Microsoft's New Slogan: Hey, It Could Be Worse!

686 votes | submitted 2010-07-23 08:36:22 by arbiinc | 134 comments

Microsoft's new slogan may be a bit on the strange side, but it's not nearly as bad as some of the company's past attempts at creating catchphrases.

4 Things Microsoft Could Learn From Steve Jobs

0 votes | submitted 2010-07-21 19:58:00 by 0bamaclintobush | 0 comments

What words come to mind when asked to describe Microsoft today? Cool, stylish, revolutionary, and innovative are probably out of the question. However, those words could easily be used to describe Apple.

Kinect price is $150; new 360 hardware coming August 3

249 votes | submitted 2010-07-20 19:03:14 by mdpatrick | 63 comments

The official pricing of Microsoft's Kinect is $150, but the company is also launching a new flavor of the 360 system with 4GB internal storage and a new matte-black finish.

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