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Microsoft to patch Home Server corruption bug -- in June

Microsoft Monday said its engineers were still "heads down working" on the data corruption bug that has plagued Windows Home Server since late last year, but acknowledged that a fix wouldn't be released until June at the earliest.

IE8 balks at Windows Update

Internet Explorer 8, the just-previewed browser from Microsoft, blocks access to the company's Windows Update service, company representatives have confirmed.

Microsoft slates four patches for next week

Microsoft said that it will release four security updates next week to patch every supported version of the company's Office business suite. All four updates will be labelled "critical," the company's highest threat ranking.

Language packs delay Vista Ultimate SP1

Microsoft has told consumers that delays in updating more than 30 bonus language packs will postpone the delivery of Service Pack 1 (SP1) to some Windows Vista users.

MIX - Microsoft unveils IE8 Beta 1

Microsoft Wednesday unveiled Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), and posted links to what the company called "Beta 1 for developers." Anyone, however, can download and install the preview.

Microsoft cuts Vista prices by as much as 48 per cent

Microsoft is cutting the retail price of its Windows Vista operating system by as much as 20 per cent in the US, but will slash at least some versions' price tags by more than 46 per cent in both the UK and the European Union, the company confirmed.

Critical VMware bug lets attackers zap 'real' Windows

A critical vulnerability in VMware's virtualization software for Windows lets attackers escape the "guest" operating system and modify or add files to the underlying "host" operating system, the company has acknowledged.

Judge makes 'Vista Capable' lawsuit a class action affair

A US federal judge in Seattle last week granted class-action status to a 2007 lawsuit that claimed Microsoft defrauded consumers by promoting PCs as "Vista Capable" when some could run only the most basic version of the then-still-unreleased operatin...

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