How to foil 92 per cent of Microsoft Windows bugs

Nine of out 10 critical bugs reported by Microsoft Corp. last year could have been made moot, or at least made less dangerous, if people ran Windows without administrative rights, a developer of

Published on: February 6th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Ex-staffer says Microsoft stole his technology, using lawsuit to shut him up

The former Microsoft Corp. employee accused of stealing company information is disputing Microsoft's version of events, saying the lawsuit against him is "a desperate attempt" to force him to abandon a patent-infringement case."Microsoft's

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Why XP shops should plan their Windows 7 upgrade right now

An XP-to-Vista migration may not be in the cards for everybody, but at this point, the jump to Windows 7 is inevitable for XP users.A recent report from IT research firm TAC (The

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Shane O'Neill

Facebook creams MySpace in popularity battle

The pioneer of the social networking phenomenon has been totally overshadowed as Facebook Inc. recorded almost double the number of global visitors in December than longtime leader MySpace.com Inc.Facebook, once thought of as

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin and Juan Carlos Perez

Will Windows 7 oust Linux on Netbooks?

Possibly Microsoft's most important strategic goal for Windows 7, in addition to redeeming the brand damage done by Windows Vista, is to dominate netbooks, now the fastest selling segment of the PC market.

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Forget Windows 7

Windows 7 may be building up some hype with its beta release, but as plenty of PC users will tell you, sometimes newer isn't better. Many PCs simply don't have the horsepower to

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Preston Gralla and Dave Methvin

How Microsoft’s

Microsoft would have to come up with as much as $8.5 billion to settle accounts with the customers affected by its 2006 "Vista Capable" marketing program, according to documents unsealed by a federal

Published on: January 26th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft to cut 5,000 as income falls

The company made a net profit of US$4.17 billion on revenue $16.6 billion in the quarter.Software client revenue fell 8 percent, as PC sales slumped and buyers turned to low-cost netbooks. Annual software

Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Peter Sayer

How to protect your PC from the biggest worm attack in years

Security experts say it's the biggest worm attack in years, call it "amazing" and report that it infected nearly nine million PCs in just two weeks.Downadup is downright nasty. And that's even before

Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Gregg Keizer

‘Citizen historians’ help capture Obama inauguration with Microsoft Photosynth

Microsoft is teaming up with CNN to make average people virtual historians. CNN.com put out a call for the millions of people that attended President-Elect Barack Obama's inauguration at noon on Tuesday. Anyone

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

What installing Windows 7 feels like – a blow by blow account

The Challenge Switch from Windows Vista to Windows 7 completely. No going back to work with compatible programs. No jumping ship if a driver keeps you away from your Warhammer Online character. No

Published on: January 20th, 2009 David Murphy

Will Google and Microsoft Own the Web?

The deal gives Google top placement in Firefox's search engine bar. But now that Google is also shipping Chrome, its own branded browser, some critics are asking whether the search engine giant's deep

Published on: January 18th, 2009 Neil McAllister

How and where to find help when launching your own business

See related story and video: Munch n' mingle your way to business success - three experts show you howIf you're one of the many knowledge workers today who've got the boot due to

Published on: January 16th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Microsoft fixes bugs that could make “Swiss cheese” of business networks

Microsoft Corp. today patched three vulnerabilities in the company's Server Message Block (SMB) file-sharing protocol, including two that could make "Swiss cheese" out of enterprise networks, according to one researcher. "This is super

Published on: January 15th, 2009 Gregg Keizer