Mary Jo Foley

Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.

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Might Google drop Chrome OS beta as a Windows 7 spoiler?

Might Google drop Chrome OS beta as a Windows 7 spoiler?

Microsoft is launching Windows 7 seven days from today on October 22. This evening, Google is holding an "open house" -- which, it turns out, is open to everyone but the press -- during which company officials are slated to share more details on its forthcoming Chrome OS. Coincidence?

published October 15, 2009 by

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Report: Microsoft prepping now for next beta of Security Essentials

Report: Microsoft prepping now for next beta of Security Essentials

With version one of its free anti-malware product just out the door, Microsoft is lining up testers for the next release of Microsoft Security Essentials. Ars Technica has posted what it says is an e-mail message that Microsoft sent to a subset of Windows 7 beta testers, inviting them to apply for an "ongoing beta" for MSE.

published October 15, 2009 by

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Gartner: Windows 7 is 'all but inevitable'

Gartner: Windows 7 is 'all but inevitable'

Gartner Group analysts are telling business users that they should look at Windows 7 as an "all but inevitable" Windows release. Here's what else Gartner is advising corporate users, regarding when, how and if to move to Microsoft's latest Windows release.

published October 13, 2009 by

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