Larry Dignan

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Why SP2 deserved every shred of the scrutiny

Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is the most important piece of security software in the history of computing. It's also a failure in so many ways that criticisms of the OS update and, more importantly, of the Trustworthy Computing Initiative itself, simply can't be dismissed.

September 2, 2004 by ZDNet


Ballmer spins "opportunity" to software association

Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer was a guest speaker at a conference this morning for the members of the Massachusetts Software Council, a technology trade association in that state. In attendance there was Dan Bricklin (co-creator of VisiCalc, the first PC spreadsheet) who, in his blog, summarizes what Ballmer had to say to the audience of mainly software vendors weighing in the opportunities of partnering with Microsoft.

September 1, 2004 by Chris Jablonski