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  • Microsoft Puts Bounty on Virus Writers

    Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced the creation of a $5 million fund to be used to reward people who turn over information leading to the conviction of virus writers. To kick off the program, Microsoft offered rewards of $250,000 each for information that leads to the arrest of the authors of two recent viruses, Blaster…

  • Bad Omen for Windows

    Netcraft has published its November Web server survey data. The November numbers offer a stark contrast to the past few months, when Windows looked like it was gaining on Linux. According to the latest results, a number of companies – led by register.com and Network Solutions – are dumping their Windows/Internet Information Server (IIS) back…

  • Microsoft Sets Its SMB Priorities

    The Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) division has set itself an ambitious roadmap, running through calendar 2006. And company officials detailed a number of its upcoming milestones at its worldwide partner conference last month. Much of MBS’ work will involve stitching together products from Great Plains, Navision, FRx Software and bCentral — all of which are…

  • Microsoft Issues ‘Critical’ Office 2003 Patch

    Two weeks after launching its Office 2003 desktop app suite, Microsoft is patching it already. At least it’s not a security problem this time around. Instead, the patch protects against inadvertent data loss when opening files last saved under Office 2000. But still ….

  • Novell to Buy SuSE Linux for $210 Million

    From the company that turned away early Linux pioneers Bryan Sparks and Ransom Love, Novell Inc. is completing its reinvention by buying SuSE Linux for $210 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and the resolution of shareholder agreements. It all goes well; Novell expects the transaction to close by the end of its…

  • Micro Focus Moves Mainframe Apps to .Net

    Micro Focus International Ltd. Tuesday announced its new technology for migrating mainframe COBOL applications to Windows and the .Net Framework. The Rockville, Md.-based company’s new Micro Focus Net Express with .Net product enables developers to easily migrate COBOL applications to Windows and the .Net Framework, said Ian Archbell, vice president of product management at Micro…