User Pain May Mean Windows Cracks

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Microsoft's attempts to keep the next version of Windows secure could help promote the free software ethic, says technology commentator Bill Thompson. The release of Vista, the latest incarnation of Microsoft's Windows operating system, could...

Mac on Wintel Will Mean Cheaper Laptops

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Bloomberg is the latest of the news outlets to jump on the latest as yet unconfirmed news that Apple will move to the x86 architecture, according to Jean-Louis Gassee who oversaw Apple's products and research-and-development...

Light-Based Net May Mean Blazing Connections

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"Photonic network systems" could relay signals around the globe with pico-second switching times. "We've demonstrated a new class of materials which meets the engineering needs of future photonic networks," says University of Toronto's Ted Sargent....

Little things mean a lot for Gates

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LAS VEGAS--Microsoft's latest plan to improve the way you live revolves around wristwatches and refrigerator magnets. Slicked up versions of those common objects--based on Microsoft's previously announced Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT)--were...

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