Office Live Workspace

Microsoft Corp. is unveiling a Web component for its desktop-based Office programs that lets computer users store, share and comment on documents, but the software maker did not go so far as to let people create new files from scratch online. Microsoft Office Live Workspace, as the free Web site is called, isn’t quite live. […]

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No New Features in Vista SP1

Windows Vista Service Pack 1, just delivered to a group of approximately 12.000 beta testers, offers no dramatic interface changes nor does it add new features to the operating system; instead it focuses on improving performance, reliability and application compatibility, and extends support to emerging hardware such as the exFAT file system that will be […]

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Windows Vista SP1 BETA

Right on cue, Microsoft has made available the long-awaited Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista to a private group of beta testers. One lucky user actually goes on to describe the update and note a number of positive changes, some of which include a much snappier logon experience, a new option in the Disk Defragmenter […]

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Firefox 3 Alpha

Mozilla Corp. updated the preview of Firefox 3.0 to alpha 8 Thursday, unveiling for the first time to users several security features it’s talked up for months. Among the security provisions debuting in the new alpha of “Gran Paradiso,” the code name for Firefox 3.0, are built-in anti-malware warnings and protection against rogue extension updates, […]

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Google Software Suite

Google Inc. has expanded its online suite of office software to include a business presentation tool similar to Microsoft Corp.’s popular PowerPoint, adding the latest twist in a high-stakes rivalry. The Mountain View-based company planned to unveil the presentation software late Monday, about five months after Chief Executive Eric Schmidt announced Google would add the […]

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AMD Triple-Core CPU

As anticipated, AMD added a triple-core processor to its roadmap Monday, creating a lineup of multi-core CPUs which spans from dual to quad-core processors. If this were baseball, AMD would have hit for the cycle, with single, dual, triple and quad-core CPUs. The triple-core processor will carry the same Phenom brand as the quad-core desktop […]

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Microsoft Kicks It Up a Notch

Microsoft Windows’ infamous “blue screen of death” has become synonymous with an operating system crash or freeze, but that’s nothing compared with what users of pirated copies of Vista worldwide can expect from now – a black screen of darkness. In an e-mail to a large Windows Vista distributor titled “Pirated Vista – A darkness […]

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New HD Format: HD VMD

At the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association trade show in Denver, a company promoting a new high-definition optical disc format demonstrated set-top players and high-definition movies that cost far less than ones that use the competing Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD formats. The only faux pas: Arriving late to a two-party format war that […]

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Intel’s Quad Core “Tigerton”

Intel took a couple of days ago its quad-core Core 2 architecture to the high-end multi-CPU server sector with the launch of six new Tigerton Xeon 7300 series processors. The new quad-core Xeon 7300 series features scalability up to 32 processors for a total of 128 CPU cores. Intel offers the quad-core Xeon 7300 series […]

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Silverlight’s Awaited Debut

One of Microsoft’s most anticipated new products is a free, tiny download that will run on Windows, Mac and eventually Linux, and went from a roughed-out preview to a final product in less than a year. The company on Tuesday night announced the availability of Silverlight, its online player for videos and interactive Web applications […]

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