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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Microsoft offers guidelines for next-gen UMPCs

Microsoft offers guidelines for next-gen UMPCs

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Los Angeles this week, Microsoft officials outlined some of the "possibilities" the company sees for next-generation UMPCs that will be optimized to run Windows Vista. Here's a list of the hardware specs to which Microsoft is encouraging its partners to build the next generation of handhelds.

May 17, 2007 by in Microsoft

Vista Service Pack 1: It lives

Vista Service Pack 1: It lives

With all the Microsoft-created confusion out there around when -- and even whether -- the company plans to deliver the first service pack (SP) for Windows Vista, it's nice to see some concrete proof that Vista SP1 does exist. The proof: Check out the WinFuture.de Vista SP1 screen shot from WinHEC.

May 17, 2007 by in Windows

GPLv3 the impetus for Microsoft's latest Linux attack campaign

GPLv3 the impetus for Microsoft's latest Linux attack campaign

With one stroke, Microsoft has ended any illusion that it planned to try to build bridges with the open-source community. And it appears the primary reason for Microsoft's decision to go back on the public attack against Linux and other open-source software is the looming Version 3 of the Free Software Foundation's General Public License (GPL).

May 13, 2007 by in Linux

Microsoft tees up LiveDrive hosted-storage service

Microsoft tees up LiveDrive hosted-storage service

For more than two years, there've been tips circulating that Microsoft was readying an online storage service, code-named LiveDrive. Finally, the service part of the offering -- which looks like it will be named Windows Live Folders -- is about to go to beta, according to the LiveSide.Net.

May 12, 2007 by in Windows

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