Microsoft to simplify downgrades from Vista to XP

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Microsoft is simplifying the processes via which its PC-maker partners will be able to provide "downgrade" rights from Windows Vista to Windows XP for their customers. Microsoft will implement the first of the policy changes...

Linux Group to Simplify Software Installation

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The LSB (Linux Standard Base) project and its parent organization, the FSG (Free Standards Group), plan to ease the process, for both users and developers, to install an application on Linux. According to Ian Murdock,...

New Java aims to simplify

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Sun Microsystems released a new version of its Java for desktop computers on Friday that aims to make the software faster, more familiar in appearance, and less daunting for nonprogrammers. Among other changes, the new...

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