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Study: LimeWire still top P2P software; uTorrent #2

LimeWire, a grizzled veteran of the peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing scene, remains the most popular software for exchanging music, video and software -- much of it pirated -- through the Internet, according to a study released Wednesday.

Will Microsoft deliver Windows 7 next year?

Microsoft has dropped two strong hints in the past two days that the next version of its Windows operating system will arrive in 2009, shaving up to a year off previous expectations.

Microsoft offers $100K to testers of Office Live Workspace

To try to spur interest in its upcoming Office Live Workspace service, Microsoft plans to announce this week that it is running a sweepstakes in the US with a US$100,000 grand prize for US beta testers of the Web-based document storage and collaborat...

Microsoft to make IE8 standards compliant by default

In an about-face it credited to a renewed company-wide emphasis on interoperability, Microsoft said it will make its upcoming Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) browser default to a new, standards-compliant method of displaying Web pages, rather than the exis...

Microsoft targets Google, Yahoo with Web-hosted SMB wares

Microsoft announced the trial availability of Web-hosted versions of its popular Exchange and SharePoint collaboration software. The move appears to be a strong declaration of Microsoft's intent to blunt Google's rise in the Software-as-a-Service (Sa...

Mozilla offering limited live chat support for Firefox

Mozilla has been quietly offering live Web support for the Firefox Web browser since the beginning of the year. It is one of the open-source group's experiments in improving the user experience and woo more of them from Microsoft's still-dominant Int...

Microsoft Visio, meet Web 2.0

Microsoft's Visio, best known as software for making static flow charts, is evolving into a tool for creating 'live' data-fed diagrams akin to Web 2.0 mashups.

Driver problems still haunting Vista

When Steve Sinchak's new Intel network card became "really slow" after upgrading his Windows Vista PC with a pre-release version of Service Pack 1, he tried uninstalling its software driver and replacing it with a new one.

The Microsoft-Yahoo deal: How does it compare?

Even by the bloated standards of high-tech mergers and acquisitions, Microsoft's proposed purchase of Yahoo appears to be the largest ever among technology firms. It is certainly Microsoft's largest. The company mostly buys smaller firms for less tha...

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