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Microsoft Sends Up Trial Balloons for Windows 7

While Vista takes a beating in the press, Microsoft seems increasingly willing to disclose details of its forthcoming OS.

08/19/2008

Microsoft's OOXML Wins ISO Approval

Office 2007's XML-based document formats will soon be published as a formal ISO standard. Now what?

08/15/2008

VMware ESX Bug Causes Outage

A bug in the enterprise virtualization software prevents VMware ESX 3.5 U2 customers from starting new virtual machines, beginning today.

08/14/2008

IBM Challenges Microsoft for the SMB Desktop

Big Blue says it can offer businesses a lower-cost alternative to Microsoft's office productivity and collaboration software.

08/06/2008

Cucku Backup Invites You to Partner Up

So-called social backup software lets you store offsite archives of your data on a friend's PC over the Internet.

08/04/2008

Exploit Reveals the Darker Side of Automatic Updates

A new toolkit exploits the automated security update mechanisms of a variety of software packages and uses them to install malicious code.

07/29/2008

SourceForge Award Winners Announced

Open source software projects took center stage at a ceremony to honor the best and brightest of free software.

07/26/2008

Drizzle Project Plans a Stripped-Down MySQL

A new open source project is develoing a new micro-kernel database based on MySQL, targeted at large-scale Web applications.

07/23/2008

Going Mobile with Windows Live Mesh

Microsoft's new, networked file synchronization service can keep your files in order across multiple devices.

07/18/2008

WordPress 2.6 Supports Version Tracking, Google Gears

The latest version of the popular blogging software offers new features that make managing and editing posts easy, online and off.

07/15/2008

Norton 2009 to Speed Up Malware Screening

Symantec has built more than 300 speed and performance enhancements into its forthcoming security products, now in public beta.

07/15/2008

Developers: Firefox 3.1 Update Should Be "Easy"

Yet another version of the open source browser is already in the works, but Mozilla developers say this upgrade won't break existing plug-ins.

07/11/2008

IBM Open Sources Web Accessibility

A new service from IBM's AlphaWorks takes a collaborative approach to improving Web accessibility for the visually impaired.

07/09/2008

TrueCrypt 6.0 Improves Data Security Performance

The latest version of the free drive-encryption tool can shield sensitive data from prying eyes at home and abroad, now faster than ever.

07/08/2008

Microsoft Announces Name, Pricing for Subscription Office

Microsoft Equipt, a new bundling of Microsoft Office and other applications, will debut in July for an annual subscription rate.

07/02/2008

Microsoft Aims at Office Interoperability

The Redmond-based giant has released thousands of pages of documentation and new translation tools aimed at better compatibility between office suites.

06/30/2008

Oracle Still Top Dog in Tough Database Market

The leading database vendor retained strong market share in 2007, but faces increasing competition from low-cost, open source alternatives.

06/29/2008

Microsoft Promises Predictable Schedule for Windows 7

A Microsoft VP says the company has learned from its Vista mistakes. Should we believe him?

06/24/2008

Put a Browser in Your Pocket

The portable version of Firefox 3.0 goes where you go, on a USB keychain drive or any other portable media.

06/20/2008

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