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Flame used Windows Update to spread

Security researchers have discovered that Windows Update is partly responsible for how the Flame malware spreads across networks and how it is able to infect fully patched versions of Windows 7.

June 4, 2012 by

Windows 8 aims to simplify mobile networking

The next version of the Windows operating system will make it far easier for users on the move to establish and manage mobile broadband connections, Microsoft said.Billy Anders, a Microsoft group programme manager on the devices and networks team, outlined the changes in a blog post on Friday.

January 23, 2012 by

Privacy: what Windows Live knows about your friends

The way that Windows Live lets you control your privacy online is a model other social networks and aggregators would do well to follow. You can easily make things private, shared with just close friends, open to friends of friends or public to the world and you don't feel like you'll have to write your own social network to do it.

August 2, 2010 by

Being locked in with proprietary software

I've written before about problems with proprietary software, and how some software vendors are locking in customers and using their leverage to cause painful headaches. Just today I was dealing with changing an IP address on a Windows server and therefore needed to get a new license file for a software package that runs on that server.

June 16, 2010 by

Will Windows Vista live to die another day?

After spending most of the morning on the phone to a number of UK universities (due to the time difference, many US universities were still sleeping), the general consensus is that Windows 7, when released, will not be the first upgrade they roll out to their networks."Windows 7 Server" (Windows Server 2008 R2, the next generation server operating system from Microsoft) will be at the forefront of the next roll out of upgrades, with an unsuspecting client...

May 12, 2009 by

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