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Microsoft plays with Photoshop some more

Microsoft plays with Photoshop some more

Looks like the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Tech Support Club Band.

Windows 7 “GodMode”

Windows 7 “GodMode”

Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the discovery of a hidden "GodMode" feature that lets users access all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder. To enter "GodMode," one need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to the [...]

Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks exactly like Windows XP

Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks exactly like Windows XP

From the Chinese pirate masters of the non-sea-faring variety comes... Ylmf OS! Not happy with pirating Windows XP itself, these creative Chinese have gone one step further and hacked Ubuntu to look exactly like Windows XP. Why have they moved to Ubuntu? Because their previous release, a pirate version of Windows XP itself, is being cracked down [...]

Microsoft loses appeal of XML patent

Microsoft loses appeal of XML patent

Microsoft has lost an appeal in a patent case that will force it to alter Microsoft Word to avoid an injunction on sales of the product. Microsoft lost a patent case involving a company called I4i in May, after a jury ruled that Microsoft infringed one of i4i's patents with a custom XML feature found in Word. In August an injunction was placed [...]

Murdoch-Microsoft deal in the works

Murdoch-Microsoft deal in the works

Microsoft is ready to pay Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to remove its news content from Google, according to the Financial Times. Microsoft has also approached other "big online publishers" with similar deals. "One website publisher approached by Microsoft said that the plan 'puts enormous value on content if search engines are prepared to pay us [...]

Microsoft orders removal of blog about Bing cashback flaw

Microsoft orders removal of blog about Bing cashback flaw

Attorneys for Microsoft, on Friday, sent a letter to Samir Meghani, co-founder of price-comparison search engine Bountii.com, demanding that he remove a blog post containing information about generating fake Bing cashback payments. Bing cashback is a search marketing program that provides online shoppers with cash rebate credit for purchases [...]

ISO Downloads and Fixes for Windows 7 Student Download

ISO Downloads and Fixes for Windows 7 Student Download

A friend of mine, and many commenters here and elsewhere, had issues receiving, downloading, or simply executing the $30 "student" Windows 7 upgrade. Microsoft has admitted some issues, and now offers tools for getting your upgrade done. Assuming you've picked up your license from a valid .edu address, you can burn the ISO image below to disk [...]

Firefox to Microsoft: GTFO

Firefox to Microsoft: GTFO

Shady Microsoft Plugin Pokes “Critical” Hole In Firefox Security

Shady Microsoft Plugin Pokes “Critical” Hole In Firefox Security

Microsoft has acknowledged that they slipped the .NET Framework Assistant plugin into Firefox via Windows Update this past February, and that it has poked a "critical" hole in the browser's security (effectively bringing Firefox down to IE's level). Microsoft has deemed the hole to be a "critical" security threat, as it gives webmasters the [...]

Operating systems venn diagram

Operating systems venn diagram

Really Microsoft?

WTF? If i get invited to a Windows 7 launch party, I'm finding new friends...

Decide Which Search Engine You Really Prefer with Bing-Google Mashups

Decide Which Search Engine You Really Prefer with Bing-Google Mashups

Unable to choose between Google and Bing? That's ok; these three mashups display results from both search engines in handy side-by-side frames and make life simpler for the indecisive. Back in July when users were asked to share their search engine of choice, 85% of them were strongly in the Google camp, but Bing had already managed to garner [...]

Microsoft and a “patent checkmate” of my dreams

Microsoft and a “patent checkmate” of my dreams

Microsoft tried to auction off some patents that they claim relate to Linux. Patent trolls could have bought them. Instead Open Invention Network (OIN) got them. Why would Microsoft wish to get rid of 22 patents that it presumably could sue Linux over? Let's try to imagine what might have happened. Let's pretend you are Microsoft, and you want [...]

Microsoft miseducates Best Buy on Linux

Microsoft miseducates Best Buy on Linux

Just when it seemed like Microsoft was content to bag on Google and Apple, screenshots of anti-Linux training materials hit the Internet a few days ago. If these are fakes, someone certainly spent a lot of time making them look and sound a lot like previous Microsoft training materials. According to the anonymous source, Microsoft has been [...]

Time to party like its Windows 95!

Remember the good old days of the 1990s, when you could teardrop attack any Windows user who'd annoyed you and bluescreen them? Microsoft reintroduces this popular feature in Windows 7, courtesy the rewritten TCP/IP and SMB2 stacks. IV. PROOF OF CONCEPT #!/usr/bin/python # When SMB2.0 recieve a "&" char in the "Process Id High" SMB header [...]

Does bing have a affiliate program ?

Does bing have a affiliate program ?

Bing Affiliate Program This blog recently received hits on query with keyword "bing affiliate program". Bing in this instance is  Microsoft newest search engine and  people are looking for an affiliate program. Bing.com or also the famous comedian, Bing Cosby which many people say the bing search engine is named after, does not offered any [...]

XML is a specialized alphabet that can capture any kind of computer file as a regular text.

XML is a specialized alphabet that can capture any kind of computer file as a regular text.

I4i, which mainly makes software for drug and defense companies, obtained the patent for a "customized XML" tool in 1998. XML is a specialized alphabet that can capture any kind of computer file as a regular text. Microsoft started using XML as an alternative way to save Word files in Word 2003 and made it the default format for all Office [...]

Microsoft Rolling out Retail stores to compete directly with the Apple stores

Microsoft Rolling out Retail stores to compete directly with the Apple stores

Microsoft has locked down the logo for the planned retail stores it hopes will take a bite out of Apple's PC and phone business. The company has been awarded a trademark for the colored squares-within-squares logo that first popped up in a leaked presentation of a proposed layout for the stores. You can view Microsoft's trademark filing - [...]

Cracked Windows 7 RTM Ultimate Activated with OEM SLP Master Product Key

Cracked Windows 7 RTM Ultimate Activated with OEM SLP Master Product Key

In less than a week since Windows 7 was released to manufacturing, the first crack for the Ultimate edition of the latest iteration of the Windows client is already available in the wild. The Windows 7 Build 6.1.7600.16385 Ultimate crack is capable of activating the high-end SKU of the operating system indefinitely. The product key comes from the [...]

MIT drops open-source software for Microsoft Exchange

MIT drops open-source software for Microsoft Exchange

Beginning this summer, Information Systems and Technology has begun transitioning portions of the MIT e-mail system to Microsoft Exchange, as well as changing the way spam is handled. Changes to mail access & storage Microsoft Exchange replaces the portion of the mail system that stores messages waiting to be read, which is currently [...]

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