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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...

'Cold Boot' encryption hack unlikely, says Microsoft

Users can keep thieves from stealing encrypted data by changing some settings in Windows, a Microsoft product manager said as he downplayed the threat posed by new research that shows how attackers can inspect a "ghost" of computer memory.

Apple unveils pumped-up MacBooks, MacBook Pros

After several weeks of speculation, Apple Tuesday refreshed its laptop lines by shifting to faster, more power-efficient 45-nanometer Penryn processors from Intel and bumping up the size of the systems' hard drives.

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